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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!
Dieser Sportfilm rückt nicht, oder zumindest nicht nur, den Sport in den Vordergrund. Der Film basiert auf wahren Begebenheiten und erzählt die Geschichte einer Schule und einer Football-Mannschaft Anfang der 70er Jahre in Virginia/USA.
Hier wurde gerade erst die Rassentrennung aufgehoben und der Beschluss gefasst, die T.C. Williams-Schule für weiße und schwarze Kinder zu öffnen. So kommt es, dass der schwarze Coach Boone die Verantwortung für das Football-Team übernimmt. Auch zwischen den weißen und schwarzen Jugendlichen gibt es zunächst Vorurteile, Abneigung und Gewalt. Doch Coach Boone ist bemüht, den Teamgeist in den Jungs zu wecken. Zu diesen inneren Unruhen im Team kommen aber auch die dauernden Anfeindungen und der Rassismus von außen, von Eltern, Nachbarn und anderen Coaches.
one of the best football movie i ever saw....what a brilliant performance by Denzel Washington.....i really loved it
It's a Jerry Bruckheimer production of a movie about racism and football. It basically delivers what is advertised. Denzel is cool though and there are some fun moments.
Not huge on this but it never bored me, and was an easy watch.
This is one of the few sports movies that I actually really have a good time with.
Ryan Gosling does not age.
"Remember the Titans" did something different in the Disney sports movies that "McFarland USA" did later on and that was focus more on the people rather than the sport overall. The movie does a really good job setting how nobody likes one another and then slowly but surely having everyone come together. I remember when this movie first came out and it was the movie to talk about throughout its theatrical run because I think, as it has in its title, made people remember and when a movie can do something like that it truly is a winner.
It doesn't miss any single sports cliché ever put into any type of movie like this. Still, Denzel Washington and especially the always good Will Patton, bring it up above the normal, crappy sports movie, just not quite enough to recommend.
(Last Updated: 31 January 2016)
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