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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 4/8/2011 5:10:23 PM   
Emyr Thy King


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Even if it is, I'm sure you won't fail to be moved by the story. Given that these guys fought for a country and people who largely didn't give a damn about them. I think it offers a refreshing new on an aspect of WW2 that many were oblivious of.

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 17/10/2011 11:00:27 AM   
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A positive, but contrived, review for Red Tails - http://www.aintitcool.com/node/51605

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 21/10/2011 4:47:44 PM   
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New trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk628eqtuEg

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 10/11/2011 7:47:32 AM   
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Another new trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=P90ZJ_cNm5I

That is some stirring music.

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 10/11/2011 8:51:05 AM   
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Looking forward to it a bit more now....

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 18/11/2011 10:27:17 AM   
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Looks good.

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 18/11/2011 10:46:31 AM   
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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 22/11/2011 2:07:43 PM   
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Mr Hitler likes it not at all... I'd expect.



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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 30/11/2011 10:02:17 AM   
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This looks awful!

The only excitement I can garner is that it may lead to a mini rebirth (NOT REMAKE) of the WW2 adventure film (a la Where Eagles Dare or Von Ryans Express!) with the cutting edge fx to back up a rollercoaster boys-own yarn of derring-do.
Spiffing!

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 30/11/2011 10:16:21 AM   
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True, Hollywood does seem to have turned its back on the kind of war films I used to enjoy (fucking LOVE Where Eagles Dare and 633 Squadron) in favour of "realism", when all most of us want to see is shit getting blown up!

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 30/11/2011 10:52:58 AM   
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True, Hollywood does seem to have turned its back on the kind of war films I used to enjoy (fucking LOVE Where Eagles Dare and 633 Squadron) in favour of "realism", when all most of us want to see is shit getting blown up!


Damn right!
Realism has been done enough, so now lets get the fun back into the war film by making entirely fictional wartime adventures that involve Mosquitos and Tigers and faceless Nazis and not having to worry about that bloody 'war is hell and the enemy had children too' attitude that always threatens to suck the enjoyment out of watching big explosions!

War IS hell, but it doesn't have to be if you're only watching a made up story set during one!

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 30/11/2011 10:55:54 AM   
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The Eagle Has Landed is another belter!

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 10/1/2012 7:20:33 PM   
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George Lucas was on The Daily Show last night and was talking about the problems he had with the studios over the 'all-black cast'. Apparently that would have been difficult to market.

Sigh.

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 10/1/2012 7:23:29 PM   
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Oh dear.

Still, the film should be out in a couple of weeks, I think....

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 10/1/2012 11:26:53 PM   
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7 minutes of footage online

http://www.slashfilm.com/minutes-lucasfilms-red-tails-online-george-lucas-speaks-hardship-prequels-sequels/

Still looks wooden and CGI filled, there are also sound problems but it's probably just the video.


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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 11/1/2012 6:33:29 AM   
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Bloody thing wouldn't load for me.

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 11/1/2012 8:25:40 AM   
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7 minutes of footage online

http://www.slashfilm.com/minutes-lucasfilms-red-tails-online-george-lucas-speaks-hardship-prequels-sequels/

Still looks wooden and CGI filled, there are also sound problems but it's probably just the video.



Very wooden and there tiny elements of Star Wars in there too.

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 11/1/2012 1:26:07 PM   
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They don't look wooden, the P-40s looked to be made from metal. I only know of the Mosquito to be made from wood. As for "Star Wars" elements, look closely at the original trilogy and then look at the likes of The Dambusters and 633 Squadron.

The attack (click)


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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 11/1/2012 10:47:59 PM   
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Oh the eminence of wit 

I seem to remember Star Wars taking liberally from The Dam Busters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q47GIgmQWo&feature=related


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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 11/1/2012 11:28:05 PM   
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And the lack of it Mr.C

I mentioned The Dam Busters (just like the tube: "mind the gap!") first before 633 Squadron. I just happened to have the 633 Squadron video in my favourites. Although it seems Monsieur Lucas trawled over World War 2 combat footage in addition to the most famous aerial warfare films. So this mention of ripping or 'aping' as one would like to say of Star Wars is rather amusing. The film (Red Tails) may not be of documentary standard but then there are documentaries if we want a totally factual account of the Tuskagee airmen. Rather than a film which may in part embelish their actions but nonetheless honour them in its own way. I've been to the Möhne and Eder(see) dams (haven't been to the Sorpe dam) and I can testify that they look nothing like the Death Star trench. Just to avoid confusion.


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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 14/1/2012 5:57:30 PM   
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The Story may be in the right place but its execution (from the trailer atleast) looks cringeworthy.

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 18/1/2012 4:02:04 PM   
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First reviews are coming in after a showing at the White House with surviving Tuskegee Airmen. Apparently President Obama said it was 'epic'.

They're ok, but most seem to wonder if it'll find an audience.

http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20120117/APC0503/120117106/Movie-review-While-visuals-soar-Red-Tails-sputters

http://www.ncatregister.com/thescene/movies/red-tails-aviates-into-theaters/article_06bf2da6-41ce-11e1-a55c-0019bb30f31a.html

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 18/1/2012 4:37:26 PM   
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First reviews are coming in after a showing at the White House with surviving Tuskegee Airmen. Apparently President Obama said it was 'epic'.

They're ok, but most seem to wonder if it'll find an audience.

http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20120117/APC0503/120117106/Movie-review-While-visuals-soar-Red-Tails-sputters

http://www.ncatregister.com/thescene/movies/red-tails-aviates-into-theaters/article_06bf2da6-41ce-11e1-a55c-0019bb30f31a.html


Hope it does well.
It has all the right intentions and it'll be good If Lucas Goes off on a high....before he returns again.

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 20/1/2012 11:17:29 AM   
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1st review of 'red tails'-

http://www.movieline.com/2012/01/19/review-red-tails-blunders-through-a-potentially-great-story-with-action-and-derring-do-to-spare/


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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 20/1/2012 11:23:43 AM   
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Aintitcool have savaged it blaming the awful dialogue. Still, everyone agrees the aerial sequences are impressive.

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 20/1/2012 3:20:26 PM   
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Only 35% on Rotten Tomatoes. Shame really - I was quite looking forward to this. Will probably still go se it though

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 20/1/2012 7:32:14 PM   
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The dialogue in the trailers makes it look like a fromage fest.

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 20/1/2012 11:56:24 PM   
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 I have total respect for George Lucas wanting to tell the pilots stories and it's Oscar material. However what I have seen and heard, Lucas approach to the story is all wrong. It's a shame because this could of been something big, instead it's a cheesey Pearl Harbour?

Spill.com slammed the movie to pieces.

http://my.spill.com/profiles/blogs/red-tails-audio-review

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 21/1/2012 12:39:01 PM   
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good opening weekend expected-

http://www.deadline.com/2012/01/first-box-office-red-tails-flying-underworld-4-strong-extremely-loud-solid/

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RE: George Lucas's "Red Tails" - 27/1/2012 1:16:30 PM   
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RedLetterMedia have done a very interesting dissection of the film and the reasons behind the alleged 'racism' comments.

http://redlettermedia.com/half-in-the-bag-red-tails/

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