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Remember the Titans (2000)

Remember the Titans (2000)



Denzel Washington

Will Patton


Directed by Boaz Yakin


Remember the Titans is a movie with a soul of its own, a classy tale of how sheer determination can be used to overcome even the deepest gouge made by humans themselves, racism. The movie boasts of some of the best performances you can see on screen from the adults, the young men and the child actors. Each gave performances worth being commended for.

Even though the movie can be predictable the social message is strong and carries the plot most of the way. What carries the movie the rest of the way is the performances from Denzel Washington and Will Patton, not forgetting their supporting cast.

This Disney movie is based on a true story, but as you can expect many liberties were taken to add dramatic effects. To note is, the Titans truly finished the season at the top of their game, but things were not as they happened on the field and in the camp as the movie depicted.

The movie plot takes place in the 70s when T.C. Williams High School hired a black coach, Herman Boone. The team already had a coach in Yoast (Will Patton), but they had to hire Boone (Denzel Washington) in what they believe was a way to pave the way for integration of black and whites in the same school. Boone reached out to Yoast to come work with for him instead of quitting and both took the divided team of white and black to a camp to perfect their game and unite them.

The whole camp experience changed each and everyone of the players as they came back strong and took on every team in the state championship.

The movie also shows the challenges Boone faced working on the boys in his team and how Yoast had to learn to trust someone else to truly take charge of a team he has been coaching for years.

Remember the Titans is seen as one of the best sport American football movies you can see. It has a beautiful musical score, and it was both a critical and commercial success.

I know for sure there is no sport movie watching fan out there who has not seen this movie. But it is worth seeing again for the fun it carries. It does it best to shelf all the cringy stuff, stay away from the real social challenge of racism and focuses more on how a group of young men were able to use friendship to overcome racism. It is a positive movie worth seeing again.


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