Red Tails is the new movie from George Lucas about the Tuskegee Airmen. The movie opens in theaters on Jan. 20, 2012.
I feel a need to go out and support this movie. I always complain about only have Tyler Perry movies...now I have something different. Plus this movie cost over 50 million to make. If it doesn't do well what will that say about future movies with large Africa-American casts. I just wish they were promoting the movie in a way to get people interested. Most of the ads seem like an uninteresting history lesson. But they have an amazing cast that includes heavy hitters like Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard. Then some of the best in young black Hollywood - Tristan Wilds (90210), Marcus T. Paulk (Moesha), David Oyelowo (The Help), Elijah Kelly (Hairspray), Michael B. Jordan (All My Children) and Nate Parker (The Secret Life of Bees). I can't leave out Ne-Yo and Method Man. You really don't get the feel of how great the story is and the great cast from the ads. I wish the movie company would have done a more well rounded ad campaign. Maybe they should have waited until Black History Month to release it...then that could have tied into more events that were already scheduled.
This movie has all the makings of any other blockbuster movie (it should be a slam dunk)...hot guys, planes, explosions and based on a true story. What more can you ask for? Posted below is one of the trailers. Don't worry guys...I tried to find a trailer that had lots of explosions. Still looking for one with some shirts off (they have to shower at some point...just kidding...not really).