Where in the Wide, Wide, World Of Sports has Seann William Scott been hiding? After his performance in The Dukes Of Hazzard he more or less vanished…oh, right.
Well all of that’s behind Stifler now and his new film, Goon, looks pretty good:
Labelled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way. He might not be able to skate but he’s good with his fists.
So loser tries to be winner in the worn out, done-to-death plot of 99% of all sports movies ever made, but this film is in fact based on a book called Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey, about ice hockey player Doug Smith, who, despite the fact he didn’t start skating until the age of 19, used his skills as an amateur boxer to win a championship ring and play in the world’s second-best hockey league by beating seven shades of shite out of his opponents. Which spells out that all important life lesson: ‘If you can’t beat them, pound thier faces with your fists until they are rushed off to hospital.‘
Plus this movie stars Liev Schreiber with a reeking moustache and for that fact alone it’s worthy of a watch. Just look at that tache!