1944. To help win the war, the Pentagon brass has no choice but to consider the untested African-American pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program. Just as the young Tuskegee men are about to be shut down and shipped back home, they are given the ultimate chance to show their courage. These intrepid young airmen take to the skies to fight for their country – and the fate of the free world.
I really did not know much about this movie when I was asked to preview it. I knew that George Lucas was a producer and that it was about fighter pilots. When I got to the theater and found that it was about the Tuskegee Airmen, I was excited to see it. This is a story that has not been told on film before. It is about time that the story of these brave men was done on film.
In my opinion, this is a more mild war film. It is not gritty and harsh like Pearl Harbor. I would compare it to more of the feeling you have watching Top Gun. There were some very funny moments in this film. Many of the characters in the movie have such fun personalities and had me smiling several times during the film. The action moments in this movie was great. They really put you into the action during the many aerial sequences in the movie.
As I was watching this movie, it was definitely a crowd pleaser. The guys behind me were commenting the whole movie about how awesome it is. I think that this is a movie that most men, and hopefully, most women will enjoy as well. If you like action movies with pilots and planes, this is a movie for you!
Red Tails in now playing in theaters. It is rated PG-13. Make sure to check out the film’s official website for more details about the movie.