Total Films Goon Screening Report


Thank you to those of you who came to our exclusive screening of Goon last night!

Held at the Charlotte Street Hotel in London, we put on the film for the lucky winners of our competition earlier this week .

The lavish location and free-flowing booze certainly proved to be an effective counter to the post-Christmas blues.

After our guests had taken their seats in the screening room, Total Film ’s Jamie Graham introduced the evening’s special guest: Goon star Seann William Scott!

After an audience Q&A, we grabbed the American Pie actor for a quick chat, and he took part in a Twitter interview with our followers (check out Total Film ’s Twitter timeline for his answers, or search #goon).

The ridiculously likeable star also told us about his favourite new British catchphrase that he’s picked up over here (“How’s about a little bit of the old ‘How’s your father?’”) and enthused about his return to the American Pie franchise:

“I watched [American Reunion] about a month ago and it was awesome… It was wonderful to film it, I had such a great experience but to watch it and see it all come together and everybody be really wonderful in [ it ], that in itself is the most rewarding.”

But he was also keen to point out that he has never used one of Steve Stifler’s trademark lines to chat up a woman in real-life (“Oh my God, I think I’d probably get f**king punched… Or killed!”

And he also shares a similar taste in films to TF : “I just watched Drive , I thought it was really cool. Ryan Gosling’s really a great actor and, man, I can’t say I could ever do anything like him, but I’d love to play those kind of parts. It was cool, it was stylish, and [ Gosling ] was great.”

On his terrible ice-skating skills, he told us: “I practised for about a month before shooting and I sucked all the way through to the end of shooting, and thank God my character was supposed to be bad… As a hockey player I’m awful.”

So thanks again to all who made it last time, and sorry if you didn’t manage to score tickets on this occasion.

Goon opens in the UK today.

Read Total Film ’s Goon review.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.