January 20, 2012
WATERED DOWN FOR HOLLYWOOD BUT STILL GREAT!
This is a GREAT story, tastefully done, safe for kids, and I HIGHLY recommend it to everyone. Considering the story, it should be every American's obligation to see this depiction of real American history. I've read several reviews from nationally acclaimed critics. I disagree with most of them. The majority of the critics rated this movie solely from a cinematic perspective which doesn't do it justice. From what I read in non-movie sources, George Lucas had been trying to get this filmed done for almost 25 years and couldn't find any studio willing to take the project. As a result, he financed it himself. This brings me to my one objection of the film, the historical precision of this is just not there which is the whole point of the Tuskegee Airmen. The racial element of the story is toned down considerably. Although this is history, some are obviously still uncomfortable about it. Race still matters in America. Don't be afraid, my fellow Americans. GO SEE THIS FILM!
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