Goon: Last of the Enforcers

Goon

Goon

Synopsis

Doug “The Thug” Glatt (Seann William Scott) puts on his skates and takes another for the team. He must reclaim his career from the ashes to take back his title of ‘King of the Rink’ as he fights to keep his family life and career from slipping on thin ice whilst battling against arch nemesis Anders Cain. Doug must seek guidance from friend and old adversary Ross Rhea to bring the fight back to the ice.

Release date: 17 March 2017

Categories:

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • Sports

Story

Do you like comedy and sports violence? Goon: Last of the Enforcers delivers that which makes this Goon just as enjoyable as the first film. The film once again follows Doug Glatt turning away from his Thug life of a career from exchanging fists to storage files as injury and Eva’s pregnancy threatens to turn him into a man of responsibility.

Doug’s passion resurfaces and when his injury inducing enemy is signed as his replacement as the new team’s cornerstone. Pessimistic about his new career, saddened from his old team’s league performances and enraged by his enemy’s newly presented captaincy he pursues old friend and foe Ross Rhea to help himself reignite his distinguished Hockey career.

Characters

Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott)

There are three main characters which construct the shape of the movie and the first is Doug Glatt. Doug Glatt is a simple character from the way he thinks and speaks, Seann William Scott delivers making Glatt a persona that is likeable, determined and passionate. In my opinion, Doug Glatt was Doug Glatt before Seann William Scott came along, based on a non-fictional character after all, so what they needed was a good replacement to fill the shadow of Doug rather than create an entirely new persona but replicate an existing one. However, Seann succeeds to deliver on-point comedic punchlines which brings out certain aspect changing moments which improves the likeability of the film and character Doug Glatt.

Ross Rhea (Liev Schreiber)

Ross Rhea (played by Liev Schreiber) is a man of culture, the fighting culture that is. He likes his beers cold and fights bloody, in essence, he is a true man. Ross Rhea, friend, foe and guider to Glatt comes off as an impassioned man who seeks release and enjoyment in the Colosseum of hockey. Ross isn’t big on the conversation side of things but this helps bring out a colourful character of variety as he speaks with his actions more than his words which creates a bond of excitement and anticipation with the audience. I feel Liev was perfect for the role, as shown from the previous Goon movie, the ability to pull of one-liners and look cool while doing so has become short in supply with current actors but Liev pulls that off perfectly. He also looks immaculate with a beard and relishes in gritty looking scenes.

Anders Cain (Wyatt Russell) 

Goon

Anders Cain is the scorned villain and antagonist to Doug Glatt

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