Review – “Red Tails” Trailer – Lucasfilm Has Returned
Plot: 1944. World War II rages and the fate of the free world hangs in the balance. Meanwhile the black pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program are courageously waging two wars at once — one against enemies overseas, and the other against discrimination within the military and back home. Racial prejudices have long held ace airman Martin “Easy” Julian (Nate Parker) and his black pilots back at base — leaving them with little to do but further hone their flying skills — while their white counterparts are shipped out to combat after a mere three months of training. Mistakenly deemed inferior and assigned only second-rate planes and missions, the pilots of Tuskegee have mastered the skies with ease but have not been granted the opportunity to truly spread their wings. Until now.
As the war in Europe continues to take its dire toll on Allied forces, Pentagon brass has no recourse but to reconsider these under-utilized pilots for combat duty. Just as the young Tuskegee men are on the brink of being shut down and shipped back home, Col. A.J. Bullard (Terrence Howard) awards them the ultimate chance to prove their mettle high above. Undaunted by the prospect of providing safe escort to bombers in broad daylight — a mission so dangerous that the RAF has refused it and the white fighter groups have sustained substantial losses — Easy’s pilots at last join the fiery aerial fray. Against all the odds, with something to prove and everything to lose, these intrepid young airmen take to the skies in a heroic endeavor to combat the enemy — and the discrimination that has kept them down for so long.
Directed by: Anthony Hemingway.
Starring: Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Bryan Cranston, Brandon T. Jackson and Nate Parker.
Red Tails. Lucasfilms re-coming out party. We haven’t seen a Lucasfilm movie since The Clone Wars in 2008 or the last live action was Indiana Jones 4. The film is directed by Anthony Hemingway who also directed various CSI episodes. Even though most people hate Star Wars and the latest Indiana Jones movie, we all really want to see another film directed by George Lucas. People say Episodes 1-3 were bad, Psh, they were great and I’d love to see more George.
The trailer has many clips of aerial fights in the sky meaning it will be most like the space fighter’s fights in Star Wars but on Earth. We also see the movie will be the fight for freedom overall with african-americans against white people. This is set in 1944 so there is discrimination against african-americans. The movie also has a small part of Daniela Ruah from NCIS Los Angeles. And I am a big fan of NCIS LA. The movie looks pretty good, I’m not too interested in World War II stuff right now, so I’ll probably wait a couple weeks or wait for this on DVD.
Overall Trailer Rating: 8.0
Cinematic Look: 8.0
When To Go See: No Rush