Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Remember The Titans

Remember The Titans
When I saw this movie when it first came out in 2001, I loved it then and I still love it today. Since this is a true story, it makes me love it more. For those who love football as I do, you'll love this heartwarming story of T.C. Williams High School Football Team in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1971.

Denzel Washington plays the new head coach that takes over for the original coach, as at the time they were segregating three high schools into one school and there were a lot of racial issues going on back then. Denzel's character, Coach Boone, has the team go to football camp to learn to play football as a team. Boone is a strict coach, as he was an in-your-face kind of guy, but did like to hug. He wouldn't hesitate to criticize a player in public, unlike Coach Yoast, played by Bill Patton.

With the two coaches working together, they were able to get the players to play as a team, teaching them to learn how to get along and learn about each other, even to bunk with a player of another race. The players were able to get past their fears, as that's all it was, as we are all alike as a person. When a team can learn to play as a team, everything is possible, even to winning games.

One scene I didn't remember from before was when "Sunshine" Bass was brought to the football field by his military father, saying he wanted his son on the team. A couple of the players called him a "fruitcake" because of his long blonde hair and Bass then threw the ball at the Captain who insulted him, hitting him in the back, so they all realized that Bass had a fantastic throwing arm. After watching the movie, I did some research on Wikipedia and found that a few things in the movie were inaccurate, but wait until afterwards to do that. Also, Bass mentions he'd just moved from Huntington Beach, which is my hometown, and is the high school I graduated from, but 5 years earlier.

When the community were celebrating after the season, the team Captain gets injured in an auto accident, he tells his fellow black teammate, while in the hospital, that he had "hated his brother," it was due to his fears.

Remember The Titans should be on everyone's to see list, even if you've already seen it.
I give it a big 5 stars.

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