Goon is a movie about hockey, a ‘goon’ and a semi-pro hockey team who is revived in the process. It stars Seann William Scott and Jay Baruchel.
Labelled an outcast by his brainy family, Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott ) overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.
While many are deeming ‘Goon’ as the remaking of Slap Shot, it really isn’t. Director Jay Baruchel describes the movie a little differently :
Says Jay :
Think a really violent “Happy Gilmore,” with a little “Die Hard” and “The Last Boy Scout” thrown in for good measure.
“This movie is for guys that are sick of PG blood and just nonsense,” “We’re trying to create something real… hopefully for people that dig awesome movies. Hockey fans and f—ing fight fans.”
It also looks like a Restricted rating, so hooray for hockey fights, boobies and a decent hockey movie, we hope.
Mostly Canadians, and a few hockey fans in the USA.
Goon hits theaters in 2011
There are supposed to be a few cameos by ex-nhl players, not sure who is in yet.
Jay Baruchel, Seann William Scott (Doug Glatt), Liev Schreiber (Ross Reardon) and Alison Pill are all confirmed.
There hasn’t been a good hockey movie since Slapshot, and no.. The Tooth Fairy doesn’t count. We loved the movie Take Me Home Tonight, and Michael Dowse (The man behind it) is also directing Goon.
My rant : You can transplant anyone into a moment of a basketball game, or pro baseball game. You can pull a 7′ mongoloid out of the jungle and he could play basketball for a bit, plant a dummy in the outfield and he could hang out for a while. In hockey, you have to have a certain amount of talent. Incredible athletes getting another movie that focuses on everything negative about the sport.
30 million hosers will probably check out Goon, so hey.. it won’t do so poorly.