Goon is inspired by true events but that's not to say that it's a true story. This is a violent, blood thirsty and crude hockey movie about a friendly tough guy who becomes the key enforcer for a minor league ice hockey team... that is to say he is on the ice to belt the shit out of people. Sean William Scott leads the movie and he's perfectly cast. He manages to balance the loveable lump with the ferocious thug so affectively which pretty much drives the movie. The fight sequences are brutal and watching it took me back to when I lived in Canada and watched the Canucks play at GM Place (stadium). It's an amazing spectator sport with a pumped up energy for fans. Anyhow, many won't be able to stomach Goon and it does cast an ugly shadow on the sport, but hey so did Slapshot in the 70s. Even still, its a great sport and a really fun movie.