A World War II Flying Ace action movie. You know been there, done that before. You’ve seen it a young group of guys all from different places together in Europe fighting the good fight. Fighting Nazis. So why in the world is Red Tails so much of a big deal. Lucas on shows, articles in the New York Times all about how long and hard he’s been trying to make this movie. Well let’s just talk about the 80 pound Gorilla, it’s because it’s a film all about Black Soldiers. A big budget Hollywood spectacle all about and starring Black people. Now ain’t that something.
Stories that deal with real life American heroes should be told. The men known as the Tuskegee Airmen are heroes. These are brave men who fought many battles. These battles were fought overseas against the Germans, but also here as they fought the racist treatment they faced at home. They fought with honor, courage, and for what they knew to be right. They deserve a film that treats their story with the respect that it deserves, but unfortunately this is not that film.
It seems as though the summer movie season starts earlier and earlier each year. I remember when I was younger when you had to wait until May for the studios to put out their big budget action films. In recent years it seemed that the first week of April was when it started. And now this year Columbia Pictures has given us Battle: Los Angeles the second week of March. And clearly you can see that this film definitely has a big budget, and most of it definitely appears on screen.
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