Goon- July 7th

Goon (2011)
English (Canadian)- Comedy
Rated “R”
Runtime- 92 min.
dir. Michael Dowse

I picked this as a replacement, although I can’t remember what it was substituting for, or why it intrigued me so much.  It was a pretty great choice, though, regardless of the circumstances.

Story/Writing: 1.5/2

The comedy writing is mature, but not raunchy, which made the delivery feel fresh.  The plot arc was confusing at first, but made sense by the end.  Acting: 2/2

A lot of great stock character roles.  Sean William Scott takes a surprising turn as the thick-headed but lovable protagonist.  A few other B-list Canadians are present, but reassuringly sit in the background.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

Doesn’t get out of rink much, but manages to fit in enough on-ice exposition to make up for any problems that it would create.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

The violence effects were really over-the-top.  Some people may think that it’s unneeded, but I was actually okay with it.  The music was also a really awesome idea, and brought some added epicness.

Misc: 1.5/2

Worth a re-watch.


Give it a shot.  It’s like watching Waterboy, only it’s new.

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