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02-29-2012, 08:36 PM
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Is "Goon" Worth Watching?

I've been reading biased hockey reviews raving about "Goon" as the closest thing to modern day Slapshot. It's also written by the guys who wrote Superbad and Pineapple Express. Its available on demand right now before hitting the theatres. Has anyone seen it and is it worth watching?

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02-29-2012, 08:40 PM
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Some guy at the fight board on another site gave it a 3.5 out of 5. Said it was no Slapshot but had it's moments.

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Some guy at the fight board on another site gave it a 3.5 out of 5. Said it was no Slapshot but had it's moments.
That about sums it up. It's pretty good if you're a hockey fan but definitely not a classic. Check it out though, the hockey scenes are fun.

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It was filmed here in Winnipeg, in rinks I grew up playing in. They put on open casting calls out for hockey players, plenty of people I know are the extras in it .

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I saw it and laughed out loud at least 10 times. It was great, tons of laughs and the hockey and fighting actually looks good. If you never played hockey you may not get a few of the jokes but still worth seeing. One girl sitting behind me in the theatre actually yelled out "****ING HIT HIM!!", ha ha. But that's a Canadian girl for ya

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Saw a clip and could have sworn I saw George Laraque. I'll watch it anything to support hockey!

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my son just called tonight and is sending me the link to watch at work tomoorow,got to love beingg the boss, said he liked it and that it was based on doug smith is that true or did he get the wrong info

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I just got done watching it On Demand. It is definitely no Slapshot but I still found it entertaining and worth the money.

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my son just called tonight and is sending me the link to watch at work tomoorow,got to love beingg the boss, said he liked it and that it was based on doug smith is that true or did he get the wrong info
You care to share the link I'd love to watch it! Thanks!

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as soon as i get it I will post it, he is at our local irish pub right now so it might be in the morning

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as soon as i get it I will post it, he is at our local irish pub right now so it might be in the morning
Sounds good!

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Rough around the edges, but very charming. Also, bloody and raunchy as ****.

It definitely captures the spirit of the game, with commendably few detours into bald-faced sentimentality.

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It was awesome....if ur a hockey player watch it

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Pretty good movie. Worth watching .

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One girl sitting behind me in the theatre actually yelled out "****ING HIT HIM!!", ha ha. But that's a Canadian girl for ya
Canadian girls are simply the best, aren't they

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my son just called tonight and is sending me the link to watch at work tomoorow,got to love beingg the boss, said he liked it and that it was based on doug smith is that true or did he get the wrong info
It is based on Doug Smith.

I haven't seen it yet but plan to do so. I have a few friends who have seen it and they all say the same as many in this thread have. Definately not Slapshot caliber, but one of the better hockey movies you'll find and worth the watch.

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Anyone else have a problem with the coach putting him out on a PK? That coach wouldnt have a job if he did that.

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as soon as i get it I will post it, he is at our local irish pub right now so it might be in the morning
Huh? I'm pretty sure Irish Pubs are open in the morning too.

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I posted the trailer in the off topic thread a few months ago. Here it is if anyone is interested:



I personally can't wait to see it.. looks pretty funny.

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Just saw it because of this thread. Nothing spectacular... the story is okay, but it has some pretty hilarious moments. A good rental.

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I probably enjoyed it on Zune a lot more than I would at theater prices. I found it funny at many points, especially the riffing between team mates. The love story was more of a distraction than anything. It's not even close to Slapshot, but I'll be buying it on DVD when it comes out.

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Saw a clip and could have sworn I saw George Laraque. I'll watch it anything to support hockey!

That's because Georges Laraque is in the movie.

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That's because Georges Laraque is in the movie.
Looks like they redid his fight with Raitis Ivanans from a couple years back.

- "You want to go?"
- "Ya."
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Pleasantly surprised. Thought it would wacky and hacky but it was aight.

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I watched it last night it was pretty funny

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Thanks for the replies. I think I will try watching it this weekend with the wife. We watched Your Highness last night, which she hated, so I'm not optimistic that she will like Goon!

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