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Movie About Hockey Enforcer Doesn't Look Like Much Of A Movie

Here’s the first trailer for Goon starring Seann William Scott as the titular goon. Trailers are usually no indication of how good a movie will be, but this one just leaves me scratching my head. I can’t imagine there being more than 10 more minutes of footage – and that’s including outtakes.

Based on the trailer, a guy played by Seann William Scott joins a hockey team because he is a good fighter. He then fights people and a hot chick tells him she likes hockey players and that she is interested in sleeping with him because he is a hockey player. The next day another team from the league comes to town and they have a guy who also likes to fight, played by Liev Schreiber. Then they fight during the game because that’s what hockey players do… Unless you’re a big fan of Sean William Scott saying “Woooo!” after a girl says she wants to have sex, I can’t imagine finding this movie very funny.

Even Will Ferrell’s stupid (but generally amusing) sports stories work in some conflict or a story. “Hockey player has sex and fights” isn’t a movie. It’s a blog post. What’s more confusing is that Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Green Hornet) and Jay Baruchel (Jay Baruchel’s Day Planner) adapted the script. Maybe IMDB can shed some light on this.

Labelled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.

Ooh! So there will be a training montage as he learns to skate. I forgot that half-second clip was in the trailer. Man, the first five minutes of Seann William Scott being called a loser by his older, more successful siblings is really going to build the tension that leads into the 5 minutes of training that gets him onto a hockey roster and into some chick’s bed.

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