GEORGE LUCAS AND ANTHONY HEMINGWAY DID IT!
Cheers to the filmmakers of RED TAILS for creating a picture that was an entertaining, heroic, thrill ride. I saw the movie at THE GROVE. I was a little nervous at the outset that Lucas and Hemingway would focus so much on creating awesome action sequences that it would be like going to a 90s blow ’em up explosion movie, but they proved me wrong. There was a story and although many topics were painted with a light brush, it was enough to get the point and keep the journey moving forward. Was it a perfectly made, Oscar worthy effort, no, but there were great moments and once I got past the shoddy opening credits – which I admit perhaps only an industry person would cringe at and allowed myself the art of suspending disbelief at NeYos character – I was able to honestly enjoy the journey. Some sofa critics complained the action sequences FELT FAMILIAR, but not for African-Americans, because for African-Americans it was the first time seeing fighter pilots since Will Smith and Independence Day. Anyhoo, the theater was packed and applause erupted at various times during the movie. Definitely a must see.
Thank you to all the soldiers of WWII and a special thank you to the Tuskegee Airmen! A special hurray for all the wonderful actors who were in the film. Job well done.