Evan (Seann William Scott) values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife, and newborn son learns that the hard way. But when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Seann William Scott,
It's a new day for the Halifax Highlanders. A pro lockout has reunited old teammates and brought a crew of new players to the bench; notably missing from the line-up, however, is everyone's favourite enforcer and heart of the team, Doug "The Thug" Glatt. Sidelined after one too many hits and now married with a baby on the way, Doug is hanging up his skates and settling into life as an insurance salesman. But when Doug's nemesis, Anders Cain, is made captain of the Highlanders and new ownership threatens to tear his team apart, Doug is compelled back into action. Ignoring the wishes of wife Eva, Doug heads to the rink, discovering an unlikely training partner in fellow retired enforcer and one-time arch rival, Ross "The Boss" Rhea. Together with grit, passion and unrivaled loyalty, they will grind out one last chance to do what they do best...protect their team.Written by
The real Doug "The Thug" Smith, the subject of the book "GOON", has a cameo in Last of the Enforcers and can be seen during the Bruised and Battered sequence where he squares off with Doug Glatt and gets head-butted. See more »
Doug misspells his own name when signing the form (he writes 'Dug' rather than 'Doug'). 38 mins in. See more »
All right! All right! Listen up! Captain speaking! Captain time! Off your fucking phone, Laflamme! Get off!
[whispers to Laflamme]
Turn it off.
You turn the fucking puck over in the neutral zone one more time and I'll teach you a fucking lesson you'll never forget. Got it?
The fuck you just said?
[to Evgeni and Oleg]
And you KHL-garbage-bullshit-Ukrainian-fuck-hockey-league-Chernobyl-disaster fucks! You turn that fucking puck over one more time, and I'll fucking kill both of you!
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During credits, there is several goofs from the movie shown See more »
Out of the gate there's nothing inherently awful about this movie. It shorthand catches you up to where Doug Glatt is now. Pretty much everyone returns from the first movie. But as they start to set up the plot things start to feel a bit tired. The Russian duo on the team are still insulting everyone and making crude jokes about their mothers. But it all feels more like a checklist of showing everyone is back to their same old high jinks rather than creating new jokes. Even Jay Baruchel directing himself just looked to me like he was going through the motions.
Once it got to the 20 minute mark I realized I hadn't so much as cracked a smile. With that in mind I intended to take note when such a moment happened but it never did. When you don't write a different enough story than the first movie you're kind of stuck rehashing old jokes.
And finally, this movie really lacked the heart of the original. The first wasn't a masterpiece by any means but it played around with some of the teammate dynamics in an interesting way. And the whole old guard/new guard with Liev Schreiber worked well then too.
As far as the good stuff in this movie I'd say all the performances are fine. Liev Schreiber is solid again but perhaps a little underutilized. Seann William Scott was decent but thought it was a step back from his first portrayal.
Overall, I'd say don't rush out and watch it but if you love the first you might like this too.
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