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Race is worth the watch

posted Mar 2, 2016, 9:43 AM by Unknown user


The movie “Race” was released Feb. 19. With a rating of 6.9/10 by IMDb, the movie hasn’t exactly been given exemplary ratings over all. However, in my opinion, the movie displays an important message in a unique and interesting way.

In “Race”, a black track and field athlete named Jesse Owens attends Ohio State University, where he breaks record after record on the track and field team. After winning continuously with amazingly impressive times and jumps, Owens is called on to participate in the 1936 Olympics. While this fact thrills Owens, he is interrupted in his pride by the realization that Berlin, Germany - the setting of the 1936 Olympics - is not accepting of Negro or Jewish participants under Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. In the end, however, Owens wins four gold medals.

Throughout the movie, the illustration of being a minority and still succeeding is inspiring and realistic. I believe that “Race” is in the top 20 movies that I have enjoyed the most. While the plot may not have a shocking climax, the success and struggle demonstrated throughout make the movie well worth watching. I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys movies with historical backgrounds or movies involving sports. Overall, I would rate it a 4.25 out of 5.
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