Movie Review: Remember the Titans (2000) – conclusion

The 2000 film Remember the Titans presents various aspects that have shaped the transformation of the society to a more inclusive one. This paper reviewed the movie with respect to stereotyping, racism, discrimination, race, culture and values. Through stereotypes formed by characters such as Coach Tyrell towards members of the opposite race in the team, other themes such as racism and discrimination are brought out. Coach Tyrell for instance disparages blacks noting the characteristics he associates them with though these are not common to all the blacks. Such aspects of differences fade away when the team finds a common goal of winning the league inspired by a team spirit created by the cooperation of the coaches. Remember the times provide a classical case of approaches that can be used to transform the society into appreciating diversity.

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