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Red Tails

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Starbeast from Planet X, Jul 31, 2011.

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  1. Starbeast from Planet X

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    It will be here soon!




     
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    It's one I want to see, but all the trailers make it sound like it's going to be very "preachy" to me.
     
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    I always make it a point, never to watch a preview to a movie that I know I'm going to see, more surprises that way.
     
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    I've been debating going to see it. It's a Lucas movie that should have a lot of airplane battles. Lots of potential there. But then, it's a Lucas movie, and recent ones (Indy 4) have been iffy.
     
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    I'll watch it likely on Netflix... haven't been to an actual theater in a few years.

    Watching the trailer clip it's interesting to see the dog fight between the 'red tails' P-51 Mustang and the Messerschmitt Me 262 jets. Timeline wise that places it near the end of the war. OK, it is interesting to me at least because it makes me wonder how faithful the movie is in its details regarding actual events of WWII. Far too often period movies like to deviate from facts in the name of drama or just end up using the war as a background to an awful story (*cough* Pearl Harbor with Ben Affleck *cough*).
     
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    I have a friend who is a Historian and an Aircraft Expert (plus military vehicles & weapons), I usually rely on him for historic accurancy, I'm sure he'll point out any mistakes if there are any.

    I stunned my friend when I told him that I had met one of the original Tuskegee pilots (that was over a decade ago).

    Maarkean, I really enjoyed Indiana Jones fouth film, and not just because I'm a Ufologist.

    Kevin, you know Hollywood loves to romanticize movies, and they turned a tragic event (Pearl Harbor) into a fun love story. I felt like I was watching Titanic 2.
     
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    Yeah so I was dissappointed in Red Tails. The effects were decent. But the plot was heavy handed and the direction was lacking. The whole thing just fell flat for me. The history was just wrong pretty much throughout the movie.
     
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    Anything glaringly obvious or just a lot playing around with little details?
     
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    I was very disappointed at all of the bad reviews I kept hearing about this film. I really thought George Lucas was going to make another hit film, but sadly it blew chunks.
     
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    This was pretty much how I ended up feeling. It tried to hard to be serious and just ended up being cheesy. The bad kind of cheesy.
     
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    Hopefully there's not a huge battle with a space ship at the end...but I wouldn't put it past Lucas. ;)
     
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    That'll be edited in for the special deluxe re-issue release in 3D next year.
     
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    Nah, have to pace that stuff out, and do it in multiple steps, to keep the money rolling in...
     

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