Sometimes a sports movie comes along, so rich in drama, so ripe with emotion, so damn good that it doesn’t matter if you’ve never given a flying fart about its subject before. So it was with the 2011 sport-comedy Goon. Perfectly cast as a hockey goon with a heart of gold, Seann William Scott won critical acclaim and cheering fans as he told the tough but tender tale of Doug Glatt. He even won over those of us who tend to forget hockey—or sports in general—is a thing.
Now Glatt is back with the much-anticipated sequel, Goon: Last of The Enforcers.
Goon’s screenwriter/co-star Jay Baruchel returns to pen the script, reprise his role as Glatt’s loud-mouth pal, and direct the sequel, which has an out-of-shape goon looking for one last good fight. Naturally, Liev Schreiber is back as Ross “The Boss” Rhea, antagonist turned mentor. And Alison Pill brings her goon groupie back into the fray, while Wyatt Russell plays the new badass in town. The team’s all here. Now let’s shine that special light.
Goon: Last of the Enforcers opens in theaters, On Demand, and on Digital HD on September 1st.