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Movie Review: We Are Marshall

So I watched two football movies; one was called We are Marshall with Matthew McConaughey as a coach. I don’t particularly try to watch football movies, but I don’t hate them either. This film has an interesting little story behind it. If you like McConaughey, then you’ll love this movie because he does his signature voice. I felt like it was a little long considering it’s 2 hours and 15 minutes. There was way too much build-up to the story. At the same time, I’m not sure what they could have taken out to make it smoother. An hour into the movie and they hadn’t even set up the conflict and then they try to wrap it up in the last 15 minutes when they had two hours to explain the whole movie.

I’m not exactly sure if this movie is worth watching because I know sometimes you have to be in a certain mood to watch a movie that’s over 2 hours. After watching this movie, I feel like it’s worth watching because the story is pretty good. It may even be better than most football movies. I haven’t seen too many football movies, so I’m not exactly on expert on how good the would be considered by a sports fan. As someone who doesn’t care too much about football, I really enjoyed this movie. This is one of those feel good movies, where you expect everything to go well.

It has a good story, but it starts off incredibly slow. It almost seems as if nothing happens in the first hour. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but for some it may be a deal breaker. It really depends on whether you want to waste time or be entertained. Sometimes movies have different purposes. So while it may be a good waste of time, it’s not necessarily the best way to entertain yourself for 2 hours.

My score:7/10

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