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Tried to have a bit of a story and humour, but it was too silly for its own good. Pacing was okay, but gore was unnecessary and distracting. It could have focused a bit more on characters like the original and not tried so hard with all the silly humour and gore.
Not great. Thought it could have been wrapped up much better based on it being titled "last of the enforcers". Could have done without the pregnancy angle; too cliche. Kid and Eva didn't even really get much airtime- had a bit of a Rocky moment where she told him to get back out there. Wouldn't go out of my way to watch it.
Not nearly as good at the first Goon, but still leaps and bounds better than most sports comedies.
A real let-down: I liked how it built its story around the way hockey enforcers' careers tend to end badly, but unfortunately the movie had none of the charm of the first volume.
Bad movie, nowhere near as good as the original. Way overboard swearing and crude jokes. Felt like a clunky low budget production. Seems like it's trying to be a Slapshot clone but fails miserably.
After the surprising success of Goon, the sequel had a lot to live up to, but relied on the same jokes and didn't any anything. The laughs are there at times but clearly not enough, and the addition of the "Sports Desk" segments are just stupid and could've been cut
‘Goon: Last of the Enforcers’ skates hard to keep up the legs of its predecessor but, much like the aging and ailing title character, the film misses a few more punches than landing them.
Strengths: The first Goon was a surprisingly fun movie. Sean William Scott (Doug Glatt) was great in it and he remains charismatic and likable this time around. He gets this character and is great in the role. The same goes for Liev Schreiber (Ross Rhea), returning for some fun moments. Like the original, the hockey scenes are done quite well, especially considering Jay Baruchel was a first time director in this one. I also found the relationship between Wyatt Russell (Anders Cain) and Callum Keith Rennie (Hyrum Cain) is an interesting one for most of the film, though it's the kind of relationship that we've seen in films often.
Weaknesses: It suffers from the law of diminishing returns. Though the plot is different, it hits too many story beats that remind me of the first part. Too many jokes also fall flat. For example, TJ Miller (Chad Bailey), who is normally funny, is reduced to being a guy who makes lame jokes as a sportscaster. They're never funny and way too over the top to work. Speaking of underutilized, Allison Pill (Eva Glatt) does next to nothing interesting. She goes from a flawed, layered character that works in the original, to a generic pregnant wife. Marc-Andre Grondon (Xavier LaFlamme) also feels underused, even though getting the captainship near the end is cool moment. Jay Baruchel (Patrick Hoolihan) and Elisha Cuthbert (Mary), both miss the mark in their roles. Neither does anything of note, while their jokes almost never hit.
Overall: Though Sean William Scott is ones again strong as the lead, there are too many familiar plot points and unfunny jokes. This was a sequel that never really needed to be made.
First Goon was a decent movie. This one was so bad I put it right up there with The Room. On the Top 10 list of worst movies ever.
Good, but not nearly as good as the first.