“Goon: Last of the Enforcers”

“Goon: Last of the Enforcers” is pointless, boring, and lacks originality and magic. This lackluster follow up to 2012’s bloody and crude slapstick comedy with a heart (“Goon”) is sadly an underwhelming waste of time. Everything that was so enjoyable about the original (with the exception of the cast) has vanished in this throwaway, irrelevant sequel.

Hockey star Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott) has been sidelined from the Halifax Highlanders after sustaining too many hits on the ice and is now an insurance salesman and a daddy-to-be. When his nemesis Anders Cain (Wyatt Russell) is made captain of the Highlanders, Doug seeks out grizzled Rhea (Liev Schreiber) to whip him back into shape and back onto the ice.

Jay Baruchel is back as the writer and director but you can’t shake the feeling that something is missing from this pointless movie. It’s as if his heart isn’t in it, and that indifference translates onscreen as a sloppy mess. The one liners aren’t funny and, except for Schreiber, the film’s original, oddball characters aren’t even fun to be around. There’s little substance aside from the foul mouthed attempts at humor and the bloody fighting. This movie is lacking the magic that brought the elements together in “Goon.”

Sadly this is a mediocre, disappointing retread. Let’s hope Doug has hung up his skates for good.

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