Matthew McConaughey has done a lot of films that I really enjoy, (U-571, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Wedding Planner, Edtv, etc) so when I started seeing trailers for “We Are Marshall” I was interested.
Today I went online and tried to find out when the movie would be released (Dec 22) and then I found out a whole lot more. First, it’s based on the true story of nearly an entire college football team, coaching staff as well as flight crew and fans that died in a plane crash in 1970. 75 people total. I had no idea the movie was based on true events.
I found a great deal of information on the Marshall University web site dedicated to those who were lost.
Now I am even more eager to see the film. I can’t imagine how difficult it was to build a new team from scratch, and to walk out for that first game the next season. Even more, I can only imagine the emotion as Marshall wins it’s season opener at home.
Yeah, this one is on my short list of films I want to see.