Worth Watching - October 28: We Are Marshall
by Alex Billington
October 28, 2006
Ok, now… there are many things I must say about this. First, yes, I know, we're all tired of football films, but this one is a bit different (and I honestly liked Invincible anyway). Second, this probably has a lot of dramatic impact on the real people in the town connected to the incident - since it is based on a real story. Third, and most important, is that I heard from a friend who saw this movie already at ShowEast, and he just came out of it completely heralding it for its powerful story. It made him cry and that's rare! From even the very start of this trailer with it's sweet Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young song, all the way through to one of the most powerful spine-tingling endings I've ever seen - this trailer is a must see. The story will explain itself amidst the trailer, so watch and enjoy!
We Are Marshall also stars Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, and Ian McShane. It's due out in theaters nationwide on December 22nd of this year. Have anything to say about this trailer? Leave a comment!
As someone closely linked to the true story, may I say that many people are hoping this movie is seen as more than just a football movie.
Sally Cottrell on Oct 28, 2006
I graduated from Marshall and my wife and I were extras in the film and I think once people see this film they will realize what this story means to this small community. It is an amazing story and the majority of what you see in the trailer and the movie are true events. There are actually parts of the real story that would give you even more chills had they put them in the movie but some things were not given permission from the people it involved. One of the stories that you would think was added was one of the players mothers told him not to go on the flight because she had a vision of the plane crashing. She begged him not to go on the plane and he didn't. The plane crashed and he survived because he listened to his mom. She has never had a vision like that again in her life. The man would not give permission because he is now a preacher and felt it was taking advantage of his calling to do so. This story touched many lives and you will see that in the movie. An amazing and uplifting story and one for the ages.
Eric Kutcher on Oct 30, 2006
I am a former resident of Huntington, but was associated with the town at the time of the crash. Some addtional thoughts. Wasn't Huntington extremely lucky that the plane did not hit a Residential Area ? The number of people killed would have been much higher. Also there was a reference at the beginning the movie of another tragedy that year - Wichita State also lost half their team in a plane crash. There are some really powerful monents in the movie, but some of the excessive dramatization was a detractor. The scene of the practice session after the Morehead State Loss was an exceptionally well acted sequence and very believable. I plan to see it a second time
James E. Newman Jr. on Dec 23, 2006
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