Posted 04 September 2013 - 06:08 AM
Goon was OK...very clearly an homage to the Flyers.
Slap Shot is a bit dated now...should probably be called Snap Shot, in that it captures what 70s-era hockey was like at times...pure and raw madness and lawlessness...and is a real window into what that era was like overall...it seems like everything had such an ugly look to it back then, as someone who was born in 1970, I can tell you that it really was like that. I still like Slap Shot, but I think most people under 30 will find it a relic.
Miracle is pretty by-the-numbers, but also very competent and really does a great job telling a great story.
I'd say Slap Shot is probably still my fave after all these years...there's just something about it. Paul Newman has admitted that of all the movies he ever acted in, this one was the most fun. I believe him.
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