Movies where white people step in to solve racism once and for all, or show just how good they really…
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.
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.
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.…
Scavenger Hunt #18: Film 7/30
Task 14/30: A film about prejudice
I don't follow American Football at all but have seen the odd film about the sport here and there and Remember the Titans seems to be one of the more acclaimed ones, directed by Boaz Yakin. Despite a cool soundtrack and some decent acting there isn't really anything new about this movie that tackles racial issues in a town torn apart by them in 1971. Things reach a tipping point when Will Patton's beloved coach Bill Yoast, who lead the team to fifteen seasons with a win, is demoted and replaced by Denzel Washington's Herman Boone.
Yoast and Boone are forced to overcome their differences however if they want…
One of the best sports movies. The message is on the nose but it's sadly still relevant today.
Immernoch schockierend wie es mal war und wie weit und auch wie wenig weit wir heute sind
This is what he does!
means well but is too simplistic and complacent to say anything real on the subject matter.
Retorico, enfatico e didascalico fino al midollo, proprio tutto ciò che ci si aspetterebbe da una storia di integrazione nel mondo sportivo americano. Bravi tutti.
This movie is a lot better than I remember it being, but maybe that's just because I found out Ryan Gosling was in it.
Ryan gosling sang for 0.2 seconds which reminded me that he and zach shields have STILL not released dead mans bones album #2. I'm WAITING!!!!!!!
AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIIIIGH ENOUGH
AIN'T NO VALLEY LOW!!
who wouldve thought disney would Do That
i watched this once with my parents and then in my psychology class and people cried.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…