[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Remember the Titans
Before they could win, they had to become one.
The year is 1971, and the people of Alexandria, VA. are none too pleased when African American Herman Boone is given the nod to head a newly integrated football team. As the season progresses, however, their contentious attitudes begin to change.
I already forgot them.
Despite being an optimistic, happy human being, my film choices can often be dark, ominous, and depressing. For whatever reason, I use film as a outlet to tap into a side of me I rarely visit in everyday life, a side of me that is fascinated by serial killers and betrayal and perversion. After my beautiful young daughter is asleep for the night, I allow myself to dim the lights and fall into worlds created by Fincher, Kubrick, Tarantino, and so on. I love every second of it.
You might be wondering, what the hell does any of this have to do with Remember the Titans? It doesn't, that's precisely the point. Even in the darkness and calm of night,…
Predictable, overly sentimental but undeniably powerful and heartwarming, Boaz Yakin's Remember the Titans is an underrated sports drama about the racial conflict that takes place within a football team.
Denzel Washington leads the way with a terrific performance - easily the strongest aspect of this film - as he leads a wonderful cast to fulfill their lesser significant roles to highly impressive standards. Each of the many characters are strangely endearing, albeit few are strongly developed, but the heart of the film lies in the bond between Washington's Coach Boone and Patton's Yoast. The many racial challenges and the means of overcoming these challenges is presented as quite an ordeal but the dramatic aspects of Remember the Titans is at…
Football's back, so I felt it was an apt time to finally check this one off. A film that's usually towards the top of 'best football film' lists (admittedly there's not that many great ones) so I was intrigued. But holy shit, this is awful. Was I expecting a masterpiece? Not at all, but I was hoping for something that wasn't so cliché-ridden, stereotypical and simply idiotic.
The film might have lost me within the first ten minutes to be honest, where it depicted every single white person in the small Virginian town as being racist. Black people in the town had been marginalised, discriminated against but according to this film there wasn't a single white person with any decency.…
"This is where they fought the battle of Gettysburg. Fifty thousand men died right here on this field, fighting the same fight that we are still fighting among ourselves today.
This green field right here, painted red, bubblin' with the blood of young boys. Smoke and hot lead pouring right through their bodies.
Listen to their souls, men. I killed my brother with malice in my heart. Hatred destroyed my family. You listen, and you take a lesson from the dead. If we don't come together right now on this hallowed ground, we too will be destroyed, just like they were.
I don't care if you like each other of not, but you will respect each other. And maybe... I don't know, maybe we'll learn to play this game like men."
- Coach Boone
Oh, okay, so this wasn't your typical underdog sports movie, then, but rather a dramatically pro-integration (and, briefly, anti-homophobic, though it abandons the character in question's sexuality, or to be more accurate, accepts it with almost immediate contrived nonchalance - which would of been interesting if dealt with realistically as he played in a ridiculously masculine, and hence, taboo sport, especially in the era the story is set in - and one wonders why they even decided to, forgive the pun, tackle the subject at all) real-life document! Well-made, with some earnest performances of good but underdeveloped characters, and a solid soundtrack (the unsubtle use of Buddy Miles' ''Them Changes'' being a huge favourite), and a heart-swelling score (naturally). Clichéd,…
I'm sure this is a good movie but I watched it so many times in gym classes across my school career that I never want to see it again.
Remember the Titans? I wish I could forget them. Zing!
Fine, predictable, sports movie that was part of a trend of uplifting, against-the-odds stories perpetuated throughout the genre. Better than most of its kind. Its killer soundtrack made things better.
I love me some football, and this movie never disappoints me. Such a great story and a wonderful cast. Left Side, Strong Side!!
Yes I know it is predictable. Yes I know the on field shots can be ugly. Yes I know it is cliche. Yes I know the acting in some parts is not that strong.
I don't care. I love it.
i hate how these sports movies always make me cry but here we are
This is like the fifth time I've watched this in school
Loses a star for not saying the full movie title, instead just a version of the movie title.
(Last Updated: 28 July 2015)
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