January 19, 2011

According to the Movies #21

If the movies say it, it must be true!

Most sports movies these days end with the team/person winning. Understandable, since most everyone who goes to a sports movie wants to see their hero overcome the obstacles and defeat the competition as painfully cliched sweeping music plays in the background. But, what if they don't win...

In Coach Carter, the team has made it to the playoffs. Only the best of California's high school teams made the cut, and Richmond was one of them. They enter the first round, and play their hearts out. With seconds left to go, they are in the lead, when suddenly, as the buzzer sounds, a player on the opposing team shoots and scores a three, handing Richmond a loss and a quick exit from the tournament.

Hold on, what? A sports movie where the main team loses? Wow, that's ballsy.

Except, it's not at all, because all the contrived bullshit that comes when the team wins is still there, all the lessons learned. Not good at all!

The Lesson: If, by some cruel twist of fate, you, the sports figure, loses, it's alright, cuz it's really just about family and friendship and lessons learned and all dat crap!

1 comment:

  1. I think the same thing happened in Friday Night Lights, and it totally happened in Rocky! See, sometimes it works. I would hate to have Sam Jackson as my coach anyway.