I am writing this while being under the impression caused by watching “Remember the Titans“. One hand, it’s a pity that the trailer was completely misleading and that I didn’t go to the cinema to see this movie when it was on. It appeared to be just another movie about some college football team and then some smart coach coming in and teaching them a good lesson to a winnning. On the other hand, I am glad I didn’t miss this movie completely. It’s one of those movies that can be equally enjoyed both in the cinema and at home.
The movie is not about the football, although there is plenty of it. The movie is about racism. And it is one of the best movies about racism that I have ever seen. Actually right now I cannot remember anything better on the subject.
This film excellently shows how people had to study each other and learn from each other’s culturies and how they did slowly realize that all people are the same for what it matters. There are good seeds. There are bad seeds. I particularly liked that there was almost no violence in the film. It didn’t try to put the audience in disguise. It just tried to make people think. Very touchy.
It was also very appropriate to choose Denzel Washington for role of the coach – it is his amplua. The rest of the cast was good too. The soundtrack was awesome. It was that good that you almost don’t notice it until you realize that the sounds of Creedence Clearwater Revival mix very well with football action shots.