After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions.
Excellent but underrated film
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Exactly the movie you think it is, but not the movie you want it to be.
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Like the great film, it's made with a great deal of visible affection both in front of and behind the camera.
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This is a coming of age storyline that you've seen in one form or another for decades. It takes a truly unique voice to make yet another one worth watching.
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In my opinon the actors play well.
This film is well made because football is well represented. The racism is present but the player become friends over time to become a team weld. The direction is well done. the plot of the film is presented because we don't know when they become friends and win or lost the cup.I did not like when they kissed in the locker room.
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What can be said about Remember The Titans? Honestly, this movie has just about everything. The movie takes place at a time when racism was still very much at large in the United States, especially in the state of Virginia at T.C. Williams High School. Through all of this, Coach Herman Boone, played by the iconic Denzel Washington, is tasked with the large order of getting white and African American football players to co-exist well together. The film deals with racism, stereotypes and obviously athletics. One thing that worked very well were the memorable characters in the film. If you've seen the film, there's no way you could ever forget Gerry Bertier, Julius Campbell, Petey Jones, The Rev, Big Louie and definitely Sunshine. Good directors and producers know that to put a film over the top you need good characters that you can connect with and producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Boaz Yakin do just that.Being a college student, Remember The Titans is definitely a movie I will want my children to see one day. The lessons they will learn from viewing this film are priceless, and they can't miss out on an all- time classic sports movie.
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"Remember the Titans" is a well-known film that goes under the category "Drama, Sport and Biography". The movie was released by The Walt Disney Company in year 2000, and was directed by Boaz Yakin. Gregory Allen Howard is the writer of a story set on a background of American football. The film cast is also starring a few famous actors such as: Denzel Washington (two times Academy Award Winner) and Ryan Gosling (Academy Award Nominated). Actually it is very fun to see Gosling in his young days playing a character that don't have much time on the screen. "Remember the Titans" was actually the first real movie Ryan ever starred in. The film starts at a funeral around 10 years after the main action takes place. First we get a short introduction to football and the Titans from the narrator and daughter of Coach Yoast, Sheryl Yoast. After a bit we get to watch the whole story from when the team first met, until they were united. When two schools in Alexandria, Virginia, together forms T.C. Williams High School in the early 1970s, black and white students have to go to the same school. The American head coach (Yoast) of the school's football team (The Titans), is also replaced by an African American coach (Boone) at the same time. Problems arrives when players of different races have to play on the same team. Many problems get eased when the Titans travel on a two-week training camp in Pennsylvania (this is the first time they get to know each other), but still there are disagreements. When the players return home, many of the citizens have turned against the state because of the race mix at the new high school. When the football season starts, the players also start accepting the facts of the changes. As the season progresses, many of the players with different skin-colours even get close friends. After the Titans win the football season as the only team with players of different races, the team and the city stands closer to each other than ever before. "Remember the Titans" is a beautiful and memorable story that really happened back in the start of 1970 in the U. S. Still it felt like Walt Disney threw a good plot away and made a "typical Disney-movie". Walt Disney movies are often very good family- and children movies. Unrealistic actions, conversations and happy endings often makes them a cliché. Not too many of the Disney movies are non-animated pictures, and one can understand why. Non-animated movies made by Disney is very typical, it's like you've seen them before. The picture also have some great sides. One of the positive things is Denzel Washington. Washington is one of the few actors in this movie that really acts believable. He also have what I believe is the most important role. This is because of the character he plays, which I think is the most important character to make this title a dramatic, and in some places, an exciting movie. "Remember the Titans" is for sure a great and inspiring story. On the negative side I think it is a typical Walt Disney movie with much bad acting, and unrealistic happenings and episodes that is portrayed in a bad way. I know that the main story is based on true material, but the movie also tells us that some of the characters and episodes are fictional, and dramatized inside the main plot. Positive sides are things such as the great acting delivered by Denzel Washington, which really helps to improve the movie. Another thing that I think is good described and portrayed is the friendship of Gerry and Julius. I don't think neither Ryan Hurst (Gerry) nor Wood Harris (Julius) are delivering the performances of their career, but still I think they really manage to act the drama between them becoming friends in a way that absolutely works.
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Remember the Titans Review"Remember the Titans" is a compelling story of perseverance and tolerance that warms your heart with the bond of a tightly knit high school football team. Throughout the movie, there are battles between whites and blacks, and the Titans against their weekly opponents. They are playing to prove that they are the best in the state and that blacks and whites work as one. This movie acts as a metaphor for the struggles of life, which makes it easy for anyone to connect with the movie. "Remember the Titans" is set back in 1971 in Alexandria, Virginia, less than 10 years after the Civil Rights act was passed. Tension between blacks and whites is at its highest in Alexandria when the high school becomes integrated and Coach Boone (Denzel Washington) is hired as the head coach of the high school football team and he replaces, now assistant head coach, Coach Yoast (Will Patton). This change causes the white kids to second guess playing football because they don't want to play for a black coach or with black teammates. But both coaches come to agreement and take their appointed roles as coaches. They haul both black and white players off to football camp so bonds can be made and they can learn to play as one. The director, Boaz Yakin, does a great job of showing that friendships are important through the plot of this movie. Boaz gives us an important example of finding who your true friends are. He illustrates this point by showing us a scene where a white player breaks up with his girlfriends because she didn't approve of his interactions with the black players. This one decision made by a white teammate proved to most of the other players that whether they were black or white, that they could put aside their differences and just be friends. Boaz Yakin presents the dialogue and setting of this film in a way that makes you feel like you were watching a movie developed in the 1970's. Like explained before, there was still tension between blacks and whites at this time. This movie really gives you a good demonstration of what life would be like to be black, friends with blacks, or even what goes through the mind of white people who discriminated blacks. This is another aspect of the film where the director does a great job.. Though I really like this movie, there is one thing that might take this movie down a notch. That factor is that it isn't very original. This isn't the first movie ever made that shows the integration of blacks and whites in sports. Also, there are characters that have been used in previous sports movies like the classic fat kid. Or the guy that joins the team and has never played before who ends up being a key player. Then there are the moments where two guys that fight each other end up being the closest of friends. Even though they may not be original thought, I think the director and the actors do a good job of using these "old news" situations and making them intertwine with the plot of the movie. The overall mood of "Remember the Titans" is excited or happy even though there are some sad moments. I say the mood is exciting because there are lots of moments where your skin begins to tingle from what just happened or from what is about to happen. The mood ties in with the acting and the atmosphere very well. Just look for a slight smirk from Coach Boone or listen to the roar of the crowd. Those small bits in the movie make you feel part of the moment and give you flashbacks of good times. "Remember the Titans" is a good movie. It has everything a person could want in a film and everything you really need. I personally feel that everyone should watch it, either just to watch a good movie or to have a very good message illustrated for you. I give it an 8/10.