Red Tails

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  1. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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  2. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    That looks fantastic.
    I just hope they didn't give away EVERYTHING in that preview though.
     
  3. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    Epic. the Aerial combat looks excellent . will watch this.
     
  4. WWMEGATRON

    WWMEGATRON Well-Known Member

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    I have an interest for WWII. A war, where even for those who didn't want to or didn't believe in the fight, had to fight. For not, the consequences would have been too severe.
     
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    Partly interested because it's one of the first films in ages with the Lucasfilm Ltd logo that isn't directed by Lucas (I think their last attempt was Radioland Murders back in the 90's).

    Anyone else find it interesting that this got made and there was almost no word about it? I thought maybe there'd have been some interest in Lucas' first non-Star Wars project.
     
  6. Prowl

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    Didn't he do Radioland Murders?
     
  7. uruseiranma

    uruseiranma Well-Known Member

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    Lucas produced Radioland Murders. It was under the Lucasfilm Ltd banner.
     
  8. Prowl

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    This looks pretty damn awesome. But then I was a fan of Flyboys too, hehe
     
  9. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    That is incredibly sad. I've grown up watching George Lucas's movies and they have all entertained me. I don't care what critics say, but I loved all six Star Wars movies and the first three Indiana Jones movies (I only liked the fourth). The first movie that I ever remember watching was Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and the first movie I ever watched in theaters was Str Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones. Everyone in my theater gave applause at the end of Revenge of the Sith. That has only ever happened in my theater going experience two more times (at the end of Fast Five and DOTM). I will see Red Tails and enjoy it as much as I can.
     
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    Saw it today I thought it was pretty good
     
  12. The Dark Seeker

    The Dark Seeker TFW2005 Supporter

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    How well were the aerial dogfighting/battle scenes done? I'm thinking about going either Tuesday or Wednesday....
     
  13. Gordon_4

    Gordon_4 The Big Engine

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    While that's always an issue, I feel that for movies based on or around actual history such as the Tuskegee Airmen gets a pass since the ending has been spoiled already (in this case by more than 70 years).

    It is also my supreme hope that this movie is awesome and has a successful box office run.
     
  14. The Dark Seeker

    The Dark Seeker TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well yeah, we already read about bullet points on what happened in history, but to actually see a decent representation of what pilots actually go through can be a good experience. At the very least, some of the aerial combat simulators I've played in the past that were based in the time frame of the era came with a manual that included a history of the time and even a little section where it gave diary entries from actual pilots themselves.

    To me that leaves the experiences up to the readers imagination. And while that's all good and well, sometimes seeing it on the big screen to me is worth while. The phenomena of having hundreds of planes occupying a small space in the skies, battling each other in the manner that they did will never be seen again.
     
  15. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    still prefer the HBO film "The Tuskegee Airmen"; Lucas focuses too much on wizardry, too little on character and story these days.

    the "human" battles are often more impressive than what can be done in a machine. and what those men did just to get out of Alabama to the war was harder than anything else.

    will watch it anyway- on DVD.
     
  16. The Dark Seeker

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    I've seen the Tuskegee Airmen and even have it on DVD. Good flick for sure, but the aerial sequences were.....meh. I guess I'll wait to see this Tuesday or Wednesday. And yeah, Lucas has used a lot of CGI lately, but in this case, he kinda has to. I'm sure you know there really aren't that many WW2 planes left in the world that are operational and available to be used in a movie like this so I think the aerial sequences would be interesting to see....as long as they did a good job on it (from the previews it would seem like they did).
     
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    Those were the best parts of the movie
     
  18. Splintershot

    Splintershot Predacon?? ... Awesome

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    I saw the movie today as well. It thought it was pretty good. My parents (who I went to see it with) thought the actually plot and character development was lagging, though, and only covered a small proportion of the Tuskegee Airmen.
     
  19. The Dark Seeker

    The Dark Seeker TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks :D  Definitely looking forward to this!
     
  20. Wingnut

    Wingnut Stayin' Alive!

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    I absolutely want to catch this while it's still in theaters. Maybe this Saturday?
     

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