Ok I hope all of you have already been to see this movie. If not , what the heck are you waiting for?
For saw many reasons you need to get out and see this one. First its a true story. This film is based on the trials and tribulations the 1944 Tuskegee Airmen had to go through. I hope you know that if it were not for them the U.S Military might have not been totally integrated. I mean African- Americans played a major role in every war in US history and even the American Revolution before we were actually the U.S but that didn't matter.
As ugly a cancer racism is, like today, there was still much progress to be made. The government started one of its social experiments in letting a few highly educated brothers go into the air-force and get pilot training in Tuskegee. Since we were thrown into war thanks to Hitler and Japan this gave our boys a chance to make some critics turn more red than they already were and have to eat their words. Should have been some black cooks ( shit pie a la " The Help).
These young men exceeded every non-expectation and then some.
This movie captures every minute of their glorious battles both in the air and on the ground.
With star headliners like Cuba Gooding JR. Terrance Howard, Nate Parker ( that fine brother from The Great Debaters), Ne-yo, David Oyelowo ( the Dr. from Rise of the Planet Apes) and even Method Man who by the way is a great actor, this movie should have been a winner from the start.
But like the real life story of the 332nd Tuskegee Airman, black actors & actress and in Mr. Lucas's case directors/filmmakers, Hollywood didn't feel the same way. Hollywood i.e every major film studio turned down the production and the distribution of this film because they feared there wasn't a market for such a black film. See that is why Tyler Perry has his own studio.
Guess what Hollywood ( cracker-wood) $19 million and counting . Hows that for a market ?
We must remember we are not sound bite, media,or political party controlled robotics. We know what we like or don't like and we do have a voice.
Use your voice, go take the kids, support this movie. On your way out if you past by a Occupy protest pick up a sign and if I may take a quote from "Red Tails, Fight, Fight, Fight!