When it comes to giving brave men and women a fitting tribute, those soldiers that fought for your countries freedom’s deserve the highest quality homage. So when it comes to the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all African American airmen do they deserve a big screen adaptation which involves George Lucas? RED TAILS is The Film thankfully George Lucas involvement did involve him getting his hands on the script nor did he direct and it’s a shame now we think of Lucas now as a burden rather than a filmmaker who can still bring something exciting to the big screen!
RED TAILS is a heroic tale of the 332nd squadron who didn’t just fight the Nazi’s in the air during world war 2, they had to to fight off racism, prejudice within their own army simply because they where Black men. Not men wanting to fight for the freedom of their country but people within the rank of their own nation’s army who didn’t like the colour of their skin, preventing them for joining in on the war effort by giving them second hand planes and weaponry. Looking at this trailer it goes for the action rather than the patriotic message, the action has Lucas trademark all over it but will he be able to know the difference between his Tatooine and Sky in World War 2? The film did get destroyed by critics when it was released earlier in the year in USA will it receive the same feedback when it’s released here? One thing I’m hearing it’s alot better than Battleship which is a positive to me !
The movie stars Cuba Gooding Jr (in a movie that’ not going direct to DVD Yipee!), Terrence Howard, Brandon T. Jackson, Daniela Ruah, Bryan Cranston, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Method Man, Ryan Early, Elijah Kelley, Robert Kazinsky. Momentum Pictures are releasing this in UK&Ireland on June 6th.
Inspired by the true story of World War II’s first African American fighter squadron, RED TAILS is a thrilling action-packed film with the most realistic dogfights ever to hit the screen.
Executive Produced by George Lucas, Produced by Rick McCallum and Charles Floyd Johnson, Written by John Ridley (THREE KINGS) and Aaron McGruder (THE BOONDOCKS) and Directed by Anthony Hemingway (THE WIRE), RED TAILS tells the tale of the heroic 332nd fighter group of the U.S. Army Air Corps who overcame racial discrimination to become one of the most distinguished squadrons in World War II.