Movie review of remember the Titans

 

In the final few days of the camp I feel that we arrive at the dramatic climax of the film, this is where the captain of the blacks and the captain of the whites, come together and finally make peace with each other in what looks to be the new found friendship. With the two captains now becoming close it sets the tone for the rest of the teams after all that they have gone through together, they become able to look beyond the race and now concentrate on winning as one team.

The main characters in this film, were played by Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst and Donald Faison, Denzel has starred in over 40 films an also has 2 academy award too his name he could be seen as one of the veteran actors of the film, some other movies that he has starred in are, Training Day, Man on Fire, one of these films is him playing a role as a bodyguard for a little girl who when she goes missing unleashes a trail of devastation to find those responsible, and the other film is him as a crooked cop, this shows the wide variation of characters that he is able to adapt to but by far this is different to his usual motion pictures that he has starred in.

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Will Patton arguably another veteran actor of this movie has starred in over 60 films such as The Punisher, Gone in 60 seconds, also being able to play a variety of characters, within The Punisher he plays as the right-hand man for the kingpin of crime, and in the second film he plays a part in having to steal 50 cars in one night, if added together the films that Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst and Donald Faison have starred they don’t add up to as many as either Denzel Washington or Will.

The director of this film Boaz Yakin, however isn’t too well known and has only produced a few films none being blockbuster hits, in comparison to the producer of this film Jerry Bruckheimer who has produced over 70 films with many films bound to be huge hits still in the making, for example Pirates of the Caribbean 2&3.

Some films which he has produced making were extremely big productions worldwide for example Top Gun starring Tom Cruise, Bad Boys 1&2 starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, Pearl Harbor starring Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett, to name a few of his 70 titles, this isn’t the first film that Jerry Bruckheimer has made that has been brought upon by real events some of his other films that he has made that had been based on true stories are King Arthur and Pearl Harbor, however Remember the Titans is in a different genre to these two films because it is the only film out of the three films that hasn’t been based around war.

After watching this film it instantly became one of my favourite films of all times. I found it a truly inspiring film, my reason for this being such a good film in my opinion is because it highlighted issues that although not as blatant can still be found today 35 years on, my only problem with the film is that like all sports movies it is highly predictable, but in contrast to this a positive point on the film is that although a racially motivated film, they has toned down the racial epithets and no highly regarded racial word is used in the film against either the blacks or the whites.

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