Red Tails Reviews
I thought the actors were good actually, and though the plot wasn't particularly deep, that's not what I watched the flick for anyway. The whole race thing, I don't care too much, a reminder that America was just as racist as Germany, in its own special way, and it made the point without belabouring it, which is fair.
If anything, I would've liked to see more flying and less soul-searching and romantic schmaltz. Also, nice to hear cleanIsh language for a change, amazingly the exception these days. I think the professional reviewers have been unnecessarily cruel with this review, but no doubt because they're donning spandex outfits and helmets to cycle to their nearest social justice centre...
- As a mechanic yanks a chunk of mangled iron out of a plane he asks the pilot "What is the matter with you? Did someone throw a train at you or something?"
- It was part of a train. He had just blown up a train.
- Apparently, using colored airmen to fly planes in the war was an experiment.
- A pilot is visiting the house he saw from the air of a lady on the roof. He liiiiiiiiiikes her.
- Aww. Mom is going on the date with them!
- THAT was a sick ass maneuver. Holy balls.
- Oh the destruction...the beautiful fiery destruction...
- I've now heard 4 different slurs for German pilots.
- Best line: "If arrogant is the only word people use to describe me, well, I think I'm making progress."
- He...he just played chicken with a German fighter jet.
Frankly, the only reason this movie was made is because it was about a group of black pilots. I would much rather someone made a movie about Hub Zemke's Wolfpack, the fighter group that established American fighter doctrine and produced the leaders of the fighter war over Europe, than a politically correct, inaccurate movie.
I'm going to start with a question. Have any of you ever seen a World War II movie? Not like Saving Private Ryan, an actual World War II movie, made during WWII?
That's what this movie is in every way a WWII propaganda movie down to lighting.
Looking at it from that perspective it fits right in with a George Lucas type of flick. Just like Star Wars filled the modern day Saturday morning serial, Red Tails filled the role of propaganda film made 60 years late.