Sierra Hotel wrote:Anchorage Daily News carried a syndicated review in today's paper, and it was not glowing - only gave it 2.5 stars (in my book that usually means it's going to be an enjoyable flick!). But they don't recognize it's all about the planes, pilots and the flying. Who gives a %^& about the script??????
Aviatorpa11 wrote:Well I just got back from watching Red Tails. And in my humble opinion, it was an OK movie. I really was looking forward to the flying scene's and was not disappointed. Yes, 99 percent of it was CG, but really good! Alot of P-40's, P-51's, B-17's, ME 109's and 262's. The aerial battle's were great shots, but felt rushed to me. I wish they would have spent more time on the dogfights.
What I did not like about the movie was sadly, the acting. Besides Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrance Howard, I did not recognize any of the other actors. There was alot of overacting and alot of underacting as well. Also, it seems there was barely any flow between the scene's, and of course there was the proverbial undercurrent love story that Hollywood has to throw in. (I guess for the women folk to stay interested in the movie). Being that this is a George Lucas movie, its a shame that more attention wasn't given to the script.
I don't want to discourage anyone from seeing this movie, just giving my opinion. I am looking forward to other pilots review's.
Jim was working for Disney Productions flying the corporate Gulfstream back then and doing part time flying for Frank Tallman and Paul Mantz. He did a bunch of the flying in Mad Mad Mad world. That is when there was flying in movies. Much cheaper to turn on a computer than fuel up a plane and pay a pilot.
EZFlap wrote:qmdv wrote:They took an important part of American history, and a source of great pride to the black community, and turned it into a rather weak "pop" movie. I would have expected this from lesser moviemakers, but George Lucas should know better and should have taken his position as "steward" of this story more seriously.
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