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*RED TAILS*, the movie about the Tuskegee Airmen that was produced by George Lucas, premiered today. My wife and I went to an afternoon matinée. We both enjoyed the movie. If the STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES movies were Lucas' attempts to recreate the serials of the 1930s and 1940s, then RED TAILS is his 1945 war movie. It has a very old fashioned feel about it, as if it had been made in 1945 and then stored away until now. I like that but not everyone does. The movie has received a lot of negative reviews from the professional critic class. Many of those reviews dislike RED TAILS because of that old fashioned sensibility. Apparently, war movies made now are only allowed to be cynical and anti-war. RED TAILS is neither anti-war nor pro-war, but it is definitely pro-heroes. There are no anti-heroes in this movie; the pilots and their ground crews are portrayed as real heroes. Some reviews opine that the characters are shallow and not well developed. Again, I did not feel that at all. The characters, including relatively minor supporting characters, seemed well rounded and each one unique enough that it was easy to tell them apart, even when they were in cockpits with helmets and oxygen masks covering much of their faces. Maybe some of the characters were stereotypes that we have seen in war movies many times before, but for me, that added to the period feel of the movie. Another common thread in the professional critics reviews is that they were unhappy that the movie did not devote more time to exploring the discrimination experienced by the Tuskegee pilots. I don't think this is justified, either. The movie does show the pilots experiencing discrimination, both institutionally in the way the Army assigned them missions and equipment, and individually in their interactions with other soldiers. However, it is also true that is not the main focus of the movie. The movie's focus is on the air battles and how that combat effects each of them in different ways. In interviews, Lucas has said that his intent was to show the Tuskegee Airmen as heroes, not victims. I think he succeeded.

 

Okay, that addresses some of the issues that are clouding this movie. For some of us, the question is; are the air battles done well? The answer, IMHO, is a resounding "yes." In making the movie, they had three P-51 Mustangs, one B-17 Flying Fortress and a C-47 available for filming. Everything else is CGI or full scale mock-ups. As is to be expected for a movie which had its visual effects supervised by Industrial Light and Magic, the CGI is outstanding. Squadrons of B-17s, P-51s, P-40s, Bf 109s and Me 262s fill the sky and look completely real. The dogfights are shot and edited so that it is not difficult to follow the action. There is none of the super fast cutting that is the bane of so many action movies these days. There is plenty of air action, too, though it was not enough to satisfy me. Of course, they could have made the movie nothing but air action and I still would have wanted more.

 

Is it a perfect movie? No, of course not. It has a couple of subplots (a romance and a prison escape) that are well done but not really necessary to the movie (though my wife would disagree with me about the romance). Some of the dialogue is a bit clunky, but what kind of George Lucas movie would this be if that were not the case? It is filled with beautiful aircraft, though, and for me that makes up for any shortcomings. If you don't mind a war movie that is not cynical but instead is about courage under fire and patriotism, then I think you will enjoy this movie.

 

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Terrence Howard was the hub of this good movie and drama taste of the movie was also good . It have given me the new experience of movies Writer of the movie John Ridley well knitted the story for movie and deserves appreciation for it.

 

Edited by: stelalouis on Apr 3, 2012 8:35 AM

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Its been a while since the last reply on this thread, so thought I would throw my two cents in.

I really dislike this movie. lol

 

When I first heard that Lucas was going to do this...it was years ago, I think even before the HBO film on the Tuskegee airmen, I was excited...I though that with his backing, there would be money to do the film right. And by 'right' I meant accurate details and history.

 

Years pass and then I hear that he is finally doing the film. GREAT! Then I start seeing photos from the set...I know this is a trivial thing... but sometimes when I see that certain details are missed, I always start to wonder what else is being forgotten by accident or intentionally. I see that several of the P-51s dont have the armored seat and headrest. My thinking is, looking up and seeing the way it should look or be painted really isnt that difficult, a mocked up headrest could have easily been placed since most of the actual flying scenes were CGI.

 

Well, I figure...ok, they are either going to be filmed so that you cant see this little detail or they will fix it in post.

 

Then I hear two disturbing things....one is that the aerial footage plays like StarWars (yes, I know that Lucas used old warmovie footage to show his FX guys how he wanted the fighters in StarWars to look) and the other was that old chestnut "this isnt a documentary, its an entertainment film".

 

So, I didnt go see it when it came out in the theater.

Flash forward to the release of the Cinefax magazine issue that covered the filming. Ok, I will give it another shot, so I almost buy the DVD. But I am hesitant. So I wait for it to come to cable.......turns out that that was the right move for me.

 

B-17s that are almost always shot down by 109s blowing their wings off. That old line that no bomber was lost flying under the Red Tails coverage. Story wandering off for a POW sequence. Dialogue almost from a 40s war movie. I didnt really feel like these guys were even IN the 40s.

 

Im not saying that the movie has to be cynical in order to be a good movie these days...but seriously.....the story was baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad.

 

 

 

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I have often rewatched a movie that did not really do it for me the first time I saw it and discovered that on second viewing I enjoyed. Maybe because on a second viewing I was no longer operating under the original expectation of something more than what it was.

So, I rewatched 'Red Tails'. No, it was bad. I actually disliked it even more!

 

I really don't know what they were actually going for with this movie. Throw historial accuracy out the window, hackneyed characters, hackneyed plot....add comic book nazi pilots. Inneffective bomber crews, uncaring gloryhunting fighter pilots whom the Red Tails replace......seriously, 'Howard the Duck' was better than this. Somebody should have learned some things from 'Saving Private Ryan', 'Band of Brothers' and 'The Pacific' and given 'Red Tails' the gravitas it deserved.

 

How much input and control Lucas had on this after so many years......I can see why he has retired from big budget film making.

 

Lets hope that this movie wasnt the final nail in the coffin for WW2 aviation films.

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