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A Review & Analysis Goon

Great film!

There are lots of reasons to love this movie. You have the action packed hockey scenes which, silly as they are, actually serve to engage you emotionally for hockey is life for these quacks, and just like a warzone certain parts are played by the snipers, and others are the blunt objects of destruction.

That is the purpose of Goon, to relay the story of the blunt objects of destruction who, at first appearance seem dangerous beasts, are actually just men playing their parts, knowing they have an expiry date.

The real shine of this movie is the great dialogue written by Jay Baruchel (who also plays Seann William Scott's best friend) that is both young, refreshing and witty. Lots of swearing (as most sports contain) and the banter between the players is just spot on authentic.

Great moments like when Scott is invited to fight with another Goon on the other team, they do so as gentlemen almost, then become bloody messes. That is the ironic humor that underlines the movie, almost as if they are scholarly gentlemen but because of their manly husks they are thrown into an environment where they must battle it out like gladiators.

The humor of seeing them relate in very human and polite manners only moments later to bash each other to pieces is an underlying theme that is well placed.

It is unfortunate this movie did not garner more traction, but I don't necessarily see how it could have. It doesn't have the same pretension as most movies directed at younger audiences and instead just wants to make heroes out of these hockey fighters and tell a simple and fun story in doing so.

Not a masterpiece, but better than a lot of the other crap out there.
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