Red Tails

Posted by VF5SS 
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george lucas got tired of doing ww2 dogfights in space and decided to do actual ww2 dogfights

i liked the first Tuskegee Airmen movie so maybe this will be good

and of hay look it's Rhodey :V
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I like WWII dramas, I dig dogfights, and I like historical stories that don't pussy-foot around race...but can I trust Lucas not to make me vomit on my shoes from the sheer Amrrrica-fuk-yah of it all?
Looks great. Way too romanticized for my current taste. Looks like it was made in the 80s. I'd rather watch a Ken Burns film on the same subject.
Sanjeev Wrote:
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> I like WWII dramas, I dig dogfights, and I like
> historical stories that don't pussy-foot around
> race...but can I trust Lucas not to make me vomit
> on my shoes from the sheer Amrrrica-fuk-yah of it
> all?

I'm hoping it's good, 'cause I love the genre, but there's a lot of high-fructose corn syrup in those lines. I'm wary that there's this "novelty" factor in it with the tagline "courage has no color". Duh.
Actually... it does. It's red. That's where the "red tails" name, and fame, comes from!

When there's a movie about the TuskaGAY airmen, the tagline can be "Courage has no sexual preference." Speaking of which, where the hell are the Hollywood movies about gay world war II pilots? In Germany they were most likely rounded up and killed with the Jews, dissidents, and the disabled. But when you google for "homsexual world war 2 pilots" the entries are all for the "Enola Gay". Hilarious!!!!
Now Rainbot, you know that teh gay wasn't invented until the '70s. :)
they fight me-262s in the trailer

will they also fight some sweet me-163 komets or the triebflugel for the final boss
Well one thing in its favor (besides the first rate dog fight porn and sfx) is that it features many actors from "The Wire" and also directed by the guy who did many of "The Wire" episodes and "Treme" too...

Of course against its favor is Lucas potentially getting in everybody's way.
Hey, I hope that Terrance Howard doesn't get too busy with his Law and Order show that he can't schedule re-shoots during editing.

Guess they can always get Don Cheadle, being a dead ringer for Howard and all, lucky that Hollywood has such a doppleganger in waiting just in case.
Hah.
I was very sad when Howard was yanked from IM2. A little thorn in my side whenever i hear the line "Next Time, baby!"

Lucas is the guy who is making this happen, financially. It looks to be somebody elses creative vision.
Glad somebody got the IM2 reference there, that still stuns me how that played out. Glad to see that Lucas is likely producing this film, and it's so much hands on.

The problem that Lucas ran into creatively was that he started off having to work so hard to find acceptance for his brand of moviemaking, then after finding success, nobody could touch him with criticism.

It's like starting off in life as the awkward chubby girl, and nobody gives you the time of day; then one morning you wake up transformed into a supermodel who has everyones' attention, and nobody close to you would risk being honest with you for the sake of wanting to stay in your favour.
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On that note, just want to make clear my earlier comment was not disdain. The dog-fighting scenes look remarkable and I'll certainly see this. Hopefully we'll get to see many more films with that Lucasfilm badging - it's been a while.
Likewise, the effects scenes from the trailer were fantastic. It's hard to believe what we get to take for granted on the big screen now, and Lucas is a BIG (if not BIGGEST) reason for the evolution in effects over the past thirty years.

My gripe is still with the "prequels", and how nobody was able to get across to big GL that the simple magic of his first three forays into space was in the characters and the FUN, not the C g I.

A wise person once put it this way..."you take the good, you take the bad, you take them both, and there you have..."
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Yeah but if you saw the Plinkett review of Indy 4, apparently everyone complains that Half in the Bag is stupid :<
VF5SS Wrote:
> they fight me-262s in the trailer

SO WHY DON'T THEY USE THE BLUE OYSTER CULT SONG

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
>I'd rather watch a Ken Burns film on the same subject.

Hm. I'm not sure how Ken Burns managed to make a documentary about WWII boring, but he did.
Robaato D Wrote:
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> >I'd rather watch a Ken Burns film on the same
> subject.
>
> Hm. I'm not sure how Ken Burns managed to make a
> documentary about WWII boring, but he did.

You are so right. The Civil War series was riveting as was Baseball...but The War was damn near unwatchable...kind of like Red Tails....and the circle is complete...
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