Goon (2012)

 Rated R, you hoser hockey people.

Bare your knuckles and sock us in the face because the 12th episode of Scoring At The Movies intends to body-check your audio canals. We’re back on the rink with our 2nd hockey movie. We spent a lot of time jawing about the merits of fighting in hockey (or the lack of merit) and about the game as a whole. What can you do? We’re Canadian. The thrust of the talk though, of course, is about Seann William Scott’s Doug Glatt, the guy who just wants a purpose and just wants to belong. He’s the super-sweet, non-psychotic Travis Bickle. Onward!

For The Record: Connor McDavid is 6’1 and a little less than 200 lbs, so he’s not quite as physically imposing as Mario Lemieux. Also, Georges Laraque played most of his career with the Oilers and only a few seasons with the Canadiens. Also also, the movie was primarily shot in Manitoba, not in or around Halifax (apart for some exterior establishing shots).


Rotten Tomatoes reviews

2012 U.S. Box Office

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

Links to: Goon: Last Of The Enforcers and Slap Shot and American Pie and The Avengers

YouTube links: Doug’s first fight and Doug’s face meets a puck and pugilists chat it up and the big fight

Previously on Scoring At The Movies: Rounders

November 29th on Scoring At The Movies: Dodgeball