[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.
Remember the Titans is a celebration of how a town torn apart by resentment, friction, and mistrust comes together in triumphant harmony. The year is 1971. After leading his team to 15 winning seasons, football coach Bill Yoast (Will Patton) is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone (Denzel Washington), tough, opinionated, and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. How these two men overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions, plays out in a story full of soul and spirit.
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
"Alice, are you blind? Don't you see the family resemblance? That's my brother." Gerry Bertier
Even though I had seen this movie at least a dozen times, it had been a few years since I'd watched it. This watch made it go from 4.5 stars to 5.
I'm recently discovering that films that are based on true stories really are my thing!
Remember the Titans has so much heart, humour and great scripting. The actors were all brilliantly cast, little Gos is so adorable; Denzel and Will Patton work extremely well together and telling my friends that Gerry Bertier/Ryan Hurst is Opie from SOA always gets some unbelieving wows!
Will forever be one of my favourites!
Can you believe at the release of this film Donald Faison was more famous than Ryan Gosling.
Para ser una película de superación deportiva esta bien, que sigue pasó a pasó la formula establecida, ya se vio varías veces y se siente prefabricada.
Pero a pesar de eso, las actuaciones son buenas, el mensaje esta bien implementado y por lo menos esta bien contada.
And another football film, this one is several tads more serious though, what with all the racial tensions presented.
It's a lovely real story though that also benefits from having loads of heart and Denzel's usual stoic persona fits so very well, that said the most compelling relationship in the film is portrayed by Wood Harris and Ryan Hurst, as it beautifully points out how the willingness to understand someone by just looking at things from their perspective for once is so essential to any human relationship.
I found the the transition from yay we won to oh, by the way one of the blokes died this and that way - deal with it, a little weird though. Then again it's so bittersweet and connects to the theme of being stronger together.
Bedste sportsfilm nogensinde!
Honestly I only watched like 20 minutes and then I had to do more important stuff, but I don't think I'm gonna make an effort to watch the rest of it so whatever.
One of the best.
Predictable but enjoyable. Utilises themes of racism and integration to tell a solid heartwarming story.
Box office $ 136.7 million
This captivating movie follows the integration of a Virginia high school football team as they face challenges neither player nor coach could predict. Being the first integrated football team in the area, T.C. Williams High School was challenged with playing in a still racist, mainly segregated league. As the team underwent a painful training camp, the players and coaches were forced to "come together, right now, on this hollow ground (or) will be destroyed." With his job on the line, Coach Boone must lead his team, the only racially mixed team in the league, through an undefeated season. With the season winding down, unexpected events lead the team to form a family bond in order…
The most quotable movie of all time.
After taking August off I'm back for what may probably be my last hunt depending on how things go and…