Film review: Goon - beat it
The Express Tribune Blogs - almost 5 years
In a sport where brawling is part of the unwritten rules, an enforcer, aka ‘goon’, is typically a role assigned to a player in ice-hockey, who allows his more skilled teammates to flourish on the ice, by protecting them from violent play from the opposition, often by using his bare knuckles. The sports comedy Goon is an endearing film about the rags-to-riches tale of one such player, Doug Glatt, who is a bit of a nut in more ways than one.
Playing the lead is Seann Williams Scott, an actor who has perfected the role of the comically dimwitted character. Here, Scott is both hilarious and touching, as Doug, an honorable and sweet person, who is trying to come to terms with his shortcomings.
Glatt initially gets noticed while attending a hockey game. When his buddy Ryan (Jay Baruchel) jeers at the opposition players and gets into a brawl, Glatt comes to his aid. Glatt’s spirit and brawling skills soon land him on the Halifax Highlanders team as their
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