Monday, February 6, 2012

Red Tails

Red Tails was a great movie with intense action and the most incredible aerial combat scenes! Part of my partiality to this movie may be because my grandfather flew P-51's in the Pacific, but it was really impressive to see these planes in action. It was also interesting to learn more about the Tuskagee Airmen since their story is easily forgotten in World War II history. While the story was interesting and the racism enraging, their was very little attachment to the characters. The movie lacked an epic war movie feel with the single exception being the dogfights. There was a lot of time spent on the ground, but the emotional attachment was never really developed.
I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys history or airplanes. The time spent in the air was breath taking and the history surrounding the story was captivating.