Hockey movies – which there aren’t many – tend to fall into three categories: Slap Shot, Miracle, and The Mighty Ducks series. Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg’s Goon seems to straddle the line between Slap Shot and the Ducks.
In the new red band trailer you’ll see Seann William Scott as Doug Glatt, a loveable but dumb – in comparison to his doctor family – bouncer who gets on to a minor league hockey team after beating up a player at a game. He becomes a “goon” for his team, sent in specifically to fight other players. Eventually this leads him to take on the league’s meanest goon, played by Liev Schreiber.
These are not the nice Canadians you’re used too.
Goon is set for a limited release on March 30, 2012.