Remember The Titans Film Analysis: Remember The Titans

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A football field may be an exciting place where touchdowns are scored and games are won and plays are made, however from the eyes of a football player the field goes much deeper than that. As a former football player I can tell you that on that field, we are not a team, we are a family. Some of us hate each other and some of us are best friends, but when the game stands tall we are brothers. The movie that most accurately displays this brotherly bond regarding football players is Remember the Titans. When two schools integrated racially there was a great deal of conflict between the black and white students especially on the football team. This masterpiece of cinema shows how when two races put aside their differences anything is possible. …show more content…
Boone received threats and insults from the white coaches of the opposing schools, but he disregards these warnings and proves them wrong by leading the team to the Virginia state championship. The story makes this movie great because of the fundamental lessons taught on coming together and showing with the right attitude you can beat the odds. This story is best for people of all ages, and races as it details what black and white football players went through and the sacrifices they made in order to succeed. If more people today had an attitude identical to Boone’s, then this world would be a better place, racially, whether you are a football player or …show more content…
One of the key themes is brotherhood. At the beginning of the film, there was a thick line of segregation between blacks and whites. In the scenes prior to Boone’s Gettysburg speech the players wouldn’t cooperate, or eat together, until Boone forced them into a buddy system and made the player learn two things about that person. One of the white players, Louie Lastik (Ethan Suplee), befriends black player Petey Jones (Donald Faison) when the two discover they both listen to ‘The Temptations’, a famous band at the time. Jones also helps Lastik with his schools work and helps him achieve the grades to be accepted into college. Gerry Bertier and Julius Campbell also become friends. Later in the movie, after celebrating a win, Gerry Bertier is severely injured in a car wreck and crippled from the waist down. While the team is in the hospital Julius comes into the room where Gerry is and is told by a nurse, “Only kin’s aloud in here.” and then Gerry responds, “Are you blind? Do you not see the family resemblance? He’s my brother.” When I first watched this movie this scene almost made me cry. This scene shows how the team has grown as a union. Brotherhood over race is something even today’s society can learn from. Just because someone is a different skin color does not imply that we cannot work together as a

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