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
'Wyatt Russell' played Division 1 college hockey for the University of Alabama-Hunstville Chargers. He also played Junior 'A' hockey in Canada and professionally in The Netherlands. See more »
When the Halifax Highlanders play the St John's Shamrocks, a Shamrocks player is shown wearing jersey #3. This would not be possible as #3 is Ross Rhea's jersey number which was shown being retired in the previous movie. See more »
Written by Vince DiCola and Richie Wise
Performed by Stan Bush
Played during Doug's Bruised and Battered training montage. See more »
Goon's Legend Tarnished
Goon was a cult-classic, and while Goon 2 brought back the majority of the cast, making it sentimental, most of them looked older, and the writing was awful.
Other than a decent villain (Cain) and a strong performance by Schrieber (Ross the Boss Rhea) there was no real story to enjoy, regurgitated jokes and lines from the original lacked any flavor, the lock-out (?), what the hell did that even have to do with anything?
There was no growth from the ending of Goon for anyone, especially LaFlamme, which makes me sad. My imagination had him soaring to the Hall of Fame after Doug resurrected his career, but no. The jokes were way stupider, and overall this film is horrible.
I hate it when this stuff happens. I'll always remember the original as one of the best surprise films I've ever seen.
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