The trailer for George Lucas’s Red Tails has arrived, and for a World War II movie, it looks damn good.

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 1944. As the war in Europe continues to take its toll on Allied forces, the Pentagon brass has no recourse but to consider unorthodox options – including the untried and untested African-American pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program. Just as the young Tuskegee men are on the brink of being shut down and shipped back home, they are given the ultimate chance to show their courage. Against all the odds, with something to prove and everything to lose, these intrepid young airmen take to the skies to fight for their country – and the fate of the free world.

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7 Comments

  1. Frank
    August 19, 2011 at 8:10 am — Reply

    This looks good. I hope it does well, but I have doubts that Lucas can deliver.

  2. MarkW
    August 19, 2011 at 11:13 am — Reply

    That trailer does indeed look damm good. Very cool seeing the ME-262’s in action. The rest of the movie may suck, but at least the action sequences look like they’ll be worth the price of admission.

  3. MarkW
    August 19, 2011 at 11:20 am — Reply

    I’ll be curious to see how they spin those daylight strategic bombing missions that appear to take up most of the action scenes. The modern sensivity to any collateral damage in warfare doesn’t really jive with the wanton destruction of urban areas that those missions often involved.

    • Frank
      August 19, 2011 at 12:00 pm — Reply

      They will sanitize the collateral damage it by showing it from 20,000 feet. It’s kind of like all those WWII films where no one got hurt except for the evil Nazis.

  4. Ian
    August 19, 2011 at 5:41 pm — Reply

    Cuba Gooding is horrible

  5. Xybec Katta
    August 20, 2011 at 12:48 am — Reply

    About time, this movie has been in works since before Willow.

  6. Dan Hunter
    August 20, 2011 at 12:59 am — Reply

    Lucas ain’t directing so the odds of it being good have improved..

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