Goon Review

Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 7.58.35 PM    Goon delivers with what it was supposed to and a bit more. It’s an entertaining hour and a half of a film, with well-developed characters which it isn’t afraid of getting down and dirty with. I must confess during the first forty minutes of this film I was disappointed and was ready to trash it, but it really picks up during its second act and continually delivers with a legendary finale. In the beginning the characters felt annoying and overblown, but as the film progressed i actually began to feel something for them, and even the Baruchel’s extremely annoying character that could’ve gone south really fast is handled really well as the director decided to gently give you doses of him throughout the film. The soundtrack is a bit jarring, as it has some really good pieces that are followed up by some out-of-left field choices that halt the viewing process for about a few seconds, but then the really odd soundtrack actually quite fits the film, especially during the hockey sequences. As for the hockey scenes and fight scenes, those are handled extremely well. Where I think this film excelled was with its little moments of charm, sure the Russians and their comedic relief was nice, but those more humane moments between these well-written characters were clearly the high-points of the film. In the end Goon delivers, ranking it at a 76 out of 100.

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