Sep 13, 2011
GOON Is A Lesson How Not To Cut A Trailer
I think Goon might actually be a flick worth watching, although you'd never know it from this first trailer:
God that was awkward.
Seriously, it feels as if every other line of dialogue either starts or gets cut off mid-sentence. Best case scenario: the awkward editing is due to a profanity-laden script that's ill-suited for a trailer. More likely, this thing was cut by someone with high-school level editing skills.
Still, on its face, this is a movie full of likable elements: a hockey movie written by Jay Baruchel and starring Sean William Scott and Liev Schreiber as players who are only on the ice to pummel their opposition. And I can't help but love that title, even if it does make me wish I was watching this instead.
Goon could prove to be an excellent warm-up to Kevin Smith's two-part hockey opus Hit Somebody, which Smith claims will be his last film. I have my doubts.