The 332nd Fighter Group, an all-black World War II unit made up of the best escort pilots and known as the Red Tails, fights racism at home while fighting the Nazis abroad in this action-packed drama based on the true story of the Tuskegee Airmen.
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I almost turned this off because of the dull direction, mediocre script, and woeful score, but the story is such a good one I stuck it out, and I'm glad I did. Not a very good movie at all, but it deserves to be seen.
Cool action. That's about it. It's basically one of those old WWII propaganda features that they used to play before the movies... except it actually is a two hour movie. A gimmick stretched to its max, but still cool in its own way.
Like a 50's aerial film mixed with Wings, Lucas' pet project is focused more as entertainment delivers in the action scenes. However the on-the-ground drama and dialogue is weak and the film lacks a more historical and detailed approach. Howard and Gooding Jr. do good though.
I watched this out of respect for The Tuskegee Airmen. This movie decided to try as hard as it could to shit all over them by making a horribly acted movie. The only reason it gets any stars is because the dog fights were pretty excellent and I get to know there's a movie where Bubbles takes care of Michael and Wallace's planes when they land after killing Nazis, which is a nice alternate ending to The Wire.