Movie Review: Goon 2: The Last of the Enforcers
Updated: May 28, 2019
After the Goon came out 6 years ago as a sleeper hit, I was excited when I saw there was a casting call for this film in London, Ontario. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to go. So when it came out the same week of Beauty and the Beast, I went to this instead for the obvious reasons.
“A lockout has reunited old teammates and brought a crew of new players to the bench for the Halifax Highlanders. Sidelined after one too many hits and now married with a baby on the way, Doug "The Thug" Glatt hangs up his skates and settles into life as an insurance salesman. But when Doug's nemesis, Anders Cain, is made captain of the Highlanders and new ownership threatens to tear his team apart, Doug is compelled back into action. “
Jay Baruchel directs this hard hitting, gorefest of a movie. Hot Damn was this movie violent and bloody. Sean William Scott returns as the infamous enforcer of the Halifax Highlanders that was until he met Anders Cain. Son of the current of the Highlanders, and complete lunatic, he decides he wants to make his mark. During a game against the Highlanders, Cain decides to play dirty to draw out Glatt. Doug of course, obliging Cain skated out to teach a young kid some manners. Unfortunately it doesn’t go as planned.
Cain literally tunes him so bad, Glatt breaks his arm and is completely traumatized from the bloody beat down he took. He promises his wife who is expecting their first child, they he would retire to a simple life. He gets a job as an insurance salesman who works out of the basement janitor room and reviews documents. While Glatt retires to the normal, the Highlanders go on a huge losing streak and the owner decides to trade for his lunatic son to be on the team. The owner brings in new players and threatens to break up the team that Doug worked so hard to make.
Which causes the team to suffer even more. Glatt, hangs out with his best friend who comes to town for a baby shower and they head to a hockey fight event at the local arena. However, he sees longtime enemy, Ross Rhea(Live Schreiber), old, beaten, and broken but still fighting for money. It inspires Glatt that he may not be done with hockey and seeks out Rhea to gain back his fighting ability and his confidence.
The film was absolutely hilarious. What makes it better is that Sean William Scott is not intentionally funny whereas his supporting cast is. Gone are the days of “Stifler” and his mom from American Pie. Sean William Scott will hopefully be remember for his role as Glatt as it was more suited for hit acting ability. The film is action packed, funny, full of fights and gratuitously gory. How could you go wrong?