Written January 23, 2012
This movie focused on their service in Italy not so much on their beginnings. Being fasinated with the Tuskegee Airman, I already know most of their service records. This movie showed their tenacity and courage up close. I loved the flying scenes, especially. Well done movie!!
Written January 21, 2012
"Awesome" that's how my wife described it ... One of the best action films of the year !!!
You knew it was going to be great visual effects when the "Star Wars" people made it... If you are an action junky (like most of my friends are) Forget what the Hollywood critics say and go have a great afternoon at the movies...
Written January 25, 2012
Red Tail was one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. It was a piece of history that needed to be told on the big screen.
The Actors were cast perfectly for the roles they played. I will tell everyone I know, to go to the movie, not wait until it comes out on video to see.
Written January 30, 2012
This could have been a great movie if a little more effort had been put into the casting, for example if someone else could have played the role that Cuba gooding played would have helped a lot. He did not have the presence on screen to be in charged of a group of young pilots when he looks twenty minutes older the rest of the group. The aerial battles were great and with any good combat movie not all the good guys make it back in one piece. This movie seems to pick up were the Tuskegee Airman left off it there was to be a part two to that movie this would be it although there was some over lap in the historical fact . Still a pretty good movie
Written August 04, 2015
While I know that George Lucas was trying more to concentrate on the mission aspect than the history of the Tuskeegee Airmen, I have to say the previous movie was a much better tribute. While the fact that Mr Lucas doesn't let the laws of physics hold him back can make for an enjoyable feel good movie, which this was, it can often irritate pilots and veterans like myself when we see such glaring dramatizations about real world events. I still wonder how the the pilot charging head on at the four 20mm cannon of a ME 262 could manage to be wounded in the chest without his aircraft being obliterated. Not only is there the combined 1000 mph closing speed, and mass times velocity, but there is the question of how the rounds managed to circumvent the propeller, engine, and windscreen, while allowing him to continue flying without so much as a breeze in his face. The story of what these men actually did is amazing enough without making it possible for some to say it is a bunch of hype.