Today, hockey is a much faster sport than it was two decades ago. Goal scoring has taken the lead over bone-crunching body checks and ice-based throwdowns. But if you’re longing for the day when big burly guys on skates punched each other, “Goon: Last Of The Enforcers” will bring back that rock ’em, sock ’em feeling.
Jay Baruchel directs this sequel to the surprise hit “Goon,” bringing together Sean William Scott, Alison Pill, Liev Schreiber, Elisha Cuthbert, and Wyatt Russell for the latest chapter in the saga of Doug Glatt who gets back on the ice to face his greatest foe yet. Here’s the official synopsis:
It’s a new day for the Halifax Highlanders. A pro lockout has reunited old teammates and brought a crew of new players to the bench; notably missing from the line-up, however, is everyone’s favourite enforcer and heart of the team, Doug “The Thug” Glatt. Sidelined after one too many hits and now married with a baby on the way, Doug is hanging up his skates and settling 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.
Ignoring the wishes of wife Eva, Doug heads to the rink, discovering an unlikely training partner in fellow retired enforcer and one-time arch rival, Ross “The Boss” Rhea. Together with grit, passion and unrivaled loyalty, they will grind out one last chance to do what they do best…protect their team.
“Goon: Last Of The Enforcers” opens in Canada on March 17th. There’s no U.S. release date at the moment. [Bar Down]