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 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 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 22, 2012
I sat in suspense during the entire movie. It was a great character build as you did not want to see any of the characters die in action; but knew it would happen. I would like to have seen the movie explore why the men wanted to fight. Seeing the racism that they went through, it makes one wonder why fight for a country that hated you. They have a good reason why they did it, but the movie did not really bring it out. One reason is that they felt America's views about African Americans would change if America saw their skills as fighter pilots. These were brave men. Through the turbulent crazy 60's, America began to change for the better. Therefore, their efforts were not in vain. Terrence Howard was good. Excellent job to new comer, David Oyelowo. Great cast of all African American actors. Too bad Hollywood could not see the dream, we are still fighting racism, but things are better than they were in 1945. Red Tail is a must see! Great see for students.