And “we are marshall” is nothing if not rah-rah by the end of the movie, the three words of its title, which become the community’s rallying cry, have been shouted into your ears so insistently you will never want to hear them again. We are marshall is a very good sports movie that successfully portrays the horrific tragedy that suddenly befell a university and its surrounding community poignant and dramatic, this remarkable film still manages to maintain a feeling of optimism in the midst of catastrophe highly recommended.
We are marshall is a 2006 american historical drama biopic film directed by mcg it depicts the aftermath of the 1970 plane crash that killed 75 people: 37 football players on the marshall university thundering herd football team, along with five coaches, two athletic trainers, the athletic director, 25 boosters, and a crew of five. We are marshall trailer when a plane crash claims the lives of members of the marshall university football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive. On november 14th, 1970, the marshall university football team, football coaches, athletic staff, key alumni, and friends were flying home to huntington, west virginia after an away game against east carolina.
Marshall is famous in huntington, and now has the potential to be known throughout the nation, the chant was not used in 1970 or 1971 the 'we are marshall' chant was never a part of our game, lengyel said. Life hit the west virginia town of huntington and its marshall university even harder when it did, jack lengyel came by to help pull them onto their feet by taking the job no one wanted: rebuilding the marshall football program only months after a plane crash wiped out marshall's beloved thundering herd. Starring matthew mcconaughey, matthew fox, anthony mackie, kate mara, and ian mcshane, and directed by mcg, we are marshall is an excellent film that shows how the people of marshall university and huntington, west virginia were able to persevere and begin rebuilding their lives in the wake of unspeakable calamity.
But in the end, we are marshall is a cliché riddled film that simply is no different than any other films in this genre there are better films out there, than this one we are marshall simply don't deliver anything new or refreshing, something that is much needed in this genre. Marshall' chant was never a part of our game, lengyel said it came later, but it's very appropriate for the movie it's a statement that ties 'we' and everybody in the town, the community, the football team together.
The restaurant scenes capture the essence of wiggins' 16th street altho' it is gone as well however, the feelings and the emotions of the community were portrayed exactly as we remembered them, we being my wife, a huntington native and marshall graduate. We are marshall is an over bearing cliché riddled feel good film that unfortunately doesn't deliver this is the type of film we've seen many times before this film doesn't work and is quite tiresome.
This film is based on a true and tragic story on november 14th, 1970, the marshall university football team, football coaches, athletic staff, key alumni, and friends were flying home to huntington, west virginia after an away game against east carolina their plane crashed killing all seventy five (75) aboard.