After the events of the first film; the small Viking enclave of Berk is full of life, commerce and dragons. With dragons being faster than boats, the townsfolk of Berk can explore new lands at a blistering speed. Our heroes Hiccup and Toothless, while out exploring, run across dragon trappers who tell rumours of Drago Bludvist. Drago is a maniacal pirate that is trying to raise a dragon army. Hiccup, the reluctant heir apparent to become the next chief, tries desperately to escape his destiny; with Drago and possibly war on the horizon, Hiccup’s decisions will save or condemn his village.
Goon will be a cult classic, I just know it.
Like Over the Top, or films like Men at Work, people will watch this thing repeatedly when it comes out on DVD, recite it like Super Troopers, and re-enact it like Fight Club.
I think I might be one of those people, regardless of how much I initially disliked the film.
Goon is the story of Boston bouncer Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott) who’s recruited by a minor league hockey team to protect their most valuable asset: super-talented forward Xavier Laflamme (Marc-André Grondin) who’s recently suffered a major blow to his ego. It turns out that Doug might be the next incarnation of legendary enforcer Ross Rhea (Liev Schreiber), a rugged customer on the brink of retirement who Doug is destined to fight on the ice (see above). The thing is, Doug has a heart of gold. Continue reading “MOVIE REVIEW: Goon”