Red Tails is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen from WWII, who were the first African American fighter pilots.
I feel like this story has been told before, but still, the trailer looks pretty good.
I can’t tell if it will be a drama about race relations or an action film, but I’ve always wanted to see something in between.
Well, not really, but I’ll still see it.
Essentially, during WWII, the US was losing a lot of planes to the Germans, and bombers were getting shot down before delivering their payload. This is bad. So the US Air Force decided to allow African Americans who had proven themselves in tests to fly actual missions. The Tuskegee Airmen distinguished themselves as courageous and capable pilots.
One thing. The trailer mentions that courage has no color. But cowardice is still yellow, right? I just want to be sure. You yella bellied bastards.
Anthony Hemingway is directing a screenplay by John Ridley, from a story by George Lucas. That’s right. Star Wars George Lucas. Expect slight deviations from history/logic. One of the black pilots is a Jedi, and he uses the force to avoid White Racist Vader’s attacks so he can blow up the Death Star.
And he has a light saber. It’s black and between his legs, but it’s made of LASERS.
Okay, so some of that may not be true. Can you decipher the clues and figure out who killed Roger Rabbit?
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Red Tails Release Date
January 20, 2012.
Who’s In It?
Bryan Cranston … Maj. William Mortamus
Cuba Gooding Jr. … Major Emanuelle Stance
Terrence Howard … Col. A.J. Bullard
Daniela Ruah … Sofia
Michael B. Jordan … Maurice ‘Bumps’ Wilson
Lee Tergesen … Maj. Col. Jack Tomilson
Andre Royo … Chief ‘Coffee’ Coleman
David Oyelowo … Joe ‘Lightning’ Little
Tristan Wilds … Ray ‘Ray Gun’ Gannon
Gerald McRaney … General Luntz
Ne-Yo … Andrew ‘Smoky’ Salem
Joshua Dallas¹ … Ryan
Method Man … Sticks
Robert Kazinsky … Chester Barnes
Aml Ameen … Bag O Bones
Elijah Kelley … Samuel ‘Suicide’ George
Marcus T. Paulk … David ‘Deke’ Watkins
What’s Good About It?
It stars Cuba Gooding Jr. Best actor EVER. Show me the Money.
Yeah, I went there. Be grateful. I could have screamed it repeatedly, like, “SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!!!”
Oh, I guess I ended up doing that anyways. Oops.
What’s Bad About It?
Method Man is in Red Tails. Huh? How is this going to win Oscars? Turd.
Our Clever Prediction
I don’t know. Red Tails has a January release, and I’m not sure they’ll even get a limited release before the end of the year, meaning no one expects it to win awards. Hard to say. Also, the Hemingway directing is not related to Ernest Hemingway, unless Ernest had jungle fever. Which he may have. Hmmm… This bears further consideration.