Okay so today I watched literally the most Canadian movie to ever exist. By that I mean Anglophones make fun of Francophones, and vice versa. And hockey is involved.
It’s a buddy cop film called “Bon Cop, Bad Cop” and follows two police officers as they try to solve a case together. One is a straight-laced, by-the-books Anglophone cop from Toronto, and the other is a badass, rule-bending Francophone from Montreal. And since the body of the victim found landed right on top of the sign for the Ontario and Quebec border, they have to partner up on this case.
And the best part of this whole movie? The entire reason this serial killer started murdering people is because he’s a disgruntled hockey fan unhappy about the direction “Commissioner Buttman” is taking the league. Hockey equipment is used as weapons.
In this film all the official names have been changed, but it’s clear the writers barely even bothered trying to disguise what they were referring to. I mean, Bettman –> Buttman, for god’s sake. The first victim has to do with the “Quebec team being sold to Colorado”, aka a reference to the Nordiques –> Avalanche, even though in the movie the Quebec team is called the Fleur de Lys. Montreal Canadiens are now the Montreal Patriotes. The NHL is called the LHC.
Y'all. If you’re a hockey fan you have to watch this. It’s ridiculous, but also kinda hilarious. And definitely entertaining.
Oh, and a sequel is apparently coming out this year. So. I mean, it’s gonna be a fun time.
Anyway, Bon Cop, Bad Cop is available on Netflix. Please go watch it for a hockey murdering good time.