It's good as a movie, it's better as a sports movie, but it's dark, and it's brutal.
I never get too excited to see sports movies. They tend to be over-dramatic, they tend to be poorly acted, and I sports is really just a game, it's not something exciting enough to serve as a movie, it'll just be entertaining. And no, football with gladiators will only make it worse. But this doesn't go for all sports movies. This is the second very good one that I have see. The Blind Side is another very good one, and it serves as more than a sports movie, the directors know very well it cannot be done with sports alone, you have to look in to the peoples' lives, or else it'll most likely fall flat. And I am happy to say that Friday Night Lights does it successfully as well. Firstly, it's a bit traditional and not too memorable as a sports movie, but besides that, it does relatively well. It succeeds at making the lives of the people look difficult, they are at the hands of injury, and even beatings (Spoilers!:) from the unsympathetic coach. It's hard to watch with such a dark tone, and all the characters have a very large amount of personality. It looks awful for them at certain times, and there's plenty of drama, but it's very, very well placed. But they are physically and mentally tortured throughout the movie, which makes it all the more affecting. This probably isn't too much of a movie for the youngest, it disturbs you more than the average movie, but I wasn't too bothered by the end. Characters almost have sex, and there's a lot of sports and non-sports violence. A bit of swearing. It'll only bother you while you're watching, but it's impossible not to notice. It's a really fun, exciting, dark movie, expect much more than you're average sports flick, it exceeds it by quite a lot. While it does, I would also like to explain one more thing. In the movie, (Spoilers!:) part of what makes it dark is how unsympathetic the coach is. It adds a lot of depth and character to the movie, and makes how dark it is all the more affecting, which I have noted before. The acting as well, isn't too memorable, but it's also without any notable flaws, which will greatly surprise those for some who have seen some of the disappointing flicks. It certainly won't be among the best movies, or even the ones you'll remember for quality, but it's a very exciting movie, so it's certainly a yes to see. -Movies0000
This title contains:
Violence & scariness