Trailer Tuesdays: Goon 2: Last of the Enforcers
GUYS! STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING! THERE’S ANOTHER GOON MOVIE COMING OUT IN A FEW WEEKS!!!
I don’t know where to begin. This trailer has got so many good things going for it. Obviously, Seann William Scott is back as everyone’s favorite really nice enforcer, Doug Glatt. I love that the writing team (this time around, it’s still Jay Baruchel, but he’s swapped out partner Evan Goldberg for Jesse Chabot) has advanced Doug’s life to a point of realism, between the injury, the re-entry into the non-sports world, and the progression of his relationship with Alison Pill’s Eva. Sweet Doug Glatt is going to be a daddy to a little girl. I love that concept so much. (For the record, dads are sexy AF.)
Some of the more pleasant surprises: the re-appearance of Liev Schreiber’s Ross Rhea, and the addition of Wyatt Russell as our villain. Bringing Rhea back as an unlikely mentor is a stroke of genius, as any moment we get onscreen with Schreiber doing comedy is a good day for us all. Don’t believe me? Go watch his turn as a competitive dad in The Ten. He nails deadpan humor so, so well. As for Russell… guys, I’m telling you, this guy has range and he’s funny as shit when he does comedy (exhibit A: the meet cute in 22 Jump Street). I’m pumped to see him play a hammy villain; I think between the career in hockey and the chops, it’s going to be a tongue-in-cheek exercise.
Marry all of this to the fact that it’s a movie about beating the crap out of someone during a hockey game, and I’m in love.
In other words: shut up and take my money.