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.
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.
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.
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.
Worth a re-watch.
Give it a shot. It’s like watching Waterboy, only it’s new.