#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Doug Glatt of Orangetown, Massachusetts is floundering in life, he having no real sense of where he fits – having a “thing” as he calls it. He doesn’t have the book smarts to become a doctor like his adoptive father or his gay adoptive brother Ira. And he doesn’t have the passion that his best friend Pat has for his self-appointed work, hosting a hockey based cable call-in show, Hot Ice. Because his fists and skull are figuratively like steel, Doug is good at the enforcement part of his job as a bouncer despite he having a naturally friendly childlike approach to dealing with people and situations. An incident involving Doug in the stands of an Orangetown Assassins minor league hockey game leads to its coach, Rollie Hortense, offering Doug a tryout with the team as its enforcer, the tryout regardless of the fact that Rollie has no idea if Doug even knows how to play ice hockey (which he doesn’t). Learning just enough hockey skills, Doug makes the team. Rollie, however, quickly believes that Doug would be a bigger asset for his brother Ronnie Hortense’s team, the Halifax Highlanders. Ronnie has one player, Xavier LaFlamme, who was once well on his way to a successful NHL career, until he was blown a vicious hit three years ago by aged enforcer, Ross “the Boss” Rhea, after which Xavier lost his hockey mojo. Doug’s role would be to protect Xavier, while somehow giving Xavier the confidence to feel safe playing hockey freely again. Doug relishes this new role in his life, first with the Assassins then with the Highlanders, as he likes hockey and he stands up for what and who he believes. But Doug may have some obstacles in proving himself to those that matter. Besides the coaches, these people include his family, his fellow players, especially Xavier, and a girl named Eva, who Doug is falling for but who is already in a relationship. But Doug may also have to prove himself to Ross the Boss, who Xavier has not met on the ice since that hit.
Plot: Doug Glatt, a slacker who discovers he has a talent for brawling is approached by a minor league hockey coach and invited to join the team as the “muscle.” Despite the fact that Glatt can’t skate his best friend, Pat, convinces him to give it a shot, and Glatt becomes a hero to the team and their fans, until the league’s reigning goon becomes threatened by Glatt’s success and decides to even the score.
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It’s all about the “feel”
There is one element that distinguishes a “great” sports movie from a “good” sports movie. It’s “the feel”. It doesn’t matter if the movie is about baseball, basketball, football or hockey. If it doesn’t smack of authenticity you might as well flip over to a live game. “The Natural” had the feel of baseball and for hockey “Slapshot” has always been the template for the great hockey movie. I happily add “Goon” to that rarefied space.
As far as movie making goes, it has all the right stuff. The acting is convincing and solid, the jokes are funny and there is lots of on-ice action. But the defining feature of this film is that it feels real. It feels like these are real guys playing a real game in front of real fans. True hockey fans will get the in jokes, wince at the ankle injury, relate to the dressing room banter, and feel tempted to yell “head’s up” when the bad guy starts to take a run at the little guy.
The key scene is, of course, the final showdown between “good goon” and “bad goon”. We know it’s coming, but sometimes we know the NHL fights are inevitable, as the tough guys line up before the face-off and start jabbering. The build-up is just as visceral in “Goon”, and when they finally drop the gloves it reminded me of that great final shoot-out scene in “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly”, as the guys do the pre-fight strip tease and wait for other to draw first.
I will risk the wrath of my fellow hockey fans who have grown up worshipping at the church of “Slapshot”. It was a great movie, although a bit long. I found “Goon” to be more entertaining, as authentic and more believable. Nice work guys!
Goon is funny but also has surprising substance
Goon is a funny comedy about hockey with some surprising substance.
Despite its limited cast featuring Jay Baruchel and Seann William Scott as well as Liev Schreiber and a couple of other people you may have heard of or seen in other random movies, the story transcends the blood and gore and focuses on Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott), a hockey goon, who finds his true purpose in life: beating the snot out of people.
It’s a story about finding your calling, sticking together as a team, and being the best you can be, even if that’s being a hockey goon.
Check out my full review here: http://reelstorymovies.blogspot.com/2012/06/goon.html
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 32 min (92 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Sport
Director Michael Dowse
Writer Jay Baruchel, Evan Goldberg, Adam Frattasio (based on the book by), Douglas Smith (based on the book by)
Actors Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Liev Schreiber
Country USA, Canada
Awards 1 win & 13 nominations.
Production Company No Trace Camping, Caramel Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Red One MX
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Redcode RAW (4.5K) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical), D-Cinema