[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.
CW: racism, football
This film has the most superficial idea of racism ever, and it strikes me that this shit really just serves to convince people that racism is over when it's not. And so fuck this movie and all others like it.
Also, I love American movie football.
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
the goose is so cute, i wish i could embed images because then my review would just be this gif
Back in 2014, we had to watch this film over and over and over, we had to watch it in English and the more I watched it, the more I hated it.
That same year, after finishing the term with this film I changed into a different English class, when I changed into that class, we had to study this film again....
Though it may be a little cliched, a little oversimplified, and a LOT cheesy, I still like this film.
The cast? Yes!
The music? Yes!
The little dance entrance the Titans do at the beginning of each match? Heck yes!
I'm a sucker for good sports movies, but this one really does have a lot of heart. I feel that it addresses the issue or racism actually decently well, not something you would necessarily expect from a Disney movie. I don't believe it's trying to preach the "racism is over" narrative that some say, to me it's about how this football team helped this specific town face its own specific problems with racism. It has a bit of everything - humour, drama, and a ton of emotion. It's all done really well, and I found myself really invested in the characters and story.
Great soundtrack, too.
I am such a sucker for heart warming sports films. Denzel is great as usual and the soundtrack is perfect.
Boaz Yakin going from directing "Fresh" to something this cliched is beyond disappointing.
Mooi verhaal, tranen over de wangen
Another great Denzel Washington movie handling issues of race relations, Remember the Titans is a rousing, crowd-pleasing effort that pushes the conversation forward.
cursi y white guilt af, pero súper entretenida. denzel es de los grandes, neta.
Movies where white people step in to solve racism once and for all, or show just how good they really…