Saturday 25 February 2012

Movie Review - Goon

Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer 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.

Many people I spoke with said there was no way they would pay to see Goon and that it looked dumb. Too bad for them, they will miss a fun movie.

Going in, you know this will not be an Oscar nominated movie. The previews show you what you're going to get. The movie is a little dumb, violent, bloody and a lot of fun. It is Slapshot without Paul Newman.

One thing Teena and I found interesting is the film is about team goon, Doug Blatt playing, for the Halifax Highlanders in the Eastern Maritime Hockey League, yet in the credits it says the film was shot entirely in Manitoba. Wonder why they did that instead of staging the story out west. During the movie, Teena spotted Doug coming home with a case of Fort Garry beer, something she bought for me when she was in Winnipeg and only available in Manitoba and definitely not in Halifax. Now it makes sense.

I'm looking forward to seeing it again when it comes on TV. Teena's review is here.

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