So a while back I did a post on the movie “Slap Shot“, which is a vulgar and crude hockey movie that is both enjoyable and hilarious if you are in the mood for a sports comedy. So when I posted this, I got asked about the movie Goon, which the trailer is at the top of the page. I surprisingly had a copy of the movie on my desk, but never willed myself to watch it. It should be noted that the film isn’t available until May 9th, but is available On-demand and VOD. From the initial trailer, it was a tone deaf, slugfest of a film that offered up the bare essentials of machismo and guttural fisticuffs that satiated a bloodlust that we all have. I didn’t truly discern a lot of comedy from the trailer and what the true essence of what the movie could be. It seemed like just a poorly remade version of Slap Shot, just with a new veneer and some more updated jokes. But after watching it, I changed my tune about this film as beneath the scabbed over cuts and black eyes the film leaves us with, there is a lot of sincerity, heart and vulgarity to make me a fan of Goon.
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