Red Tails Film Critique

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The legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen is a well known historical story in my household because I have a Great Great Uncle that was a Tuskegee Airman. The movie Red Tails is an action filled storyline about a squadron of African American pilots serving their country despite segregation in our US Military during World War II. The film director Anthony Hemingway will have you sitting on the edge of your seat throughout the movie intensely drawn in and leaving you wanting more at the end of the movie. You have a great sense of an un-ended storyline when the credits roll. The movie Red Tails is a 20th Century Fox Film production, Executive Produced by George Lucus and Lucasfilms, staring Terrence Howard as Colonel A.J. Bullard, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Major Emanuelle Stance, Nate Parker as Marty “Easy” Julian, David Oyelowo as Joe “Lightening” Little and Tristan Wilds as Ray “Junior” Gannon. Red Tails is set during WWII and the action in the movie picks up post pilot training in Italy 1944. The all African American squadron is considered to be a test program initiated by the military with the expectation of proving blacks cannot fly. The squadron is equipped with top notch pilots who are provided sub standard, old ready for scrap pieces of aircrafts in what you can perceive as being a project that is destine for designed failure. The movie is fictional based on facts but not a documentary. The story begins in Italy, 1944. WWII is well under way, due to lack of dedication to the mission, non colored fighter pilots providing escort service for US bombers were failing, losing bombers they were supposed to be providing protection for, but instead would run off during the escort to chase opposing fighter jet to engage in air to air combat. This behavior was taking a great toll not only on the US resources but also the unnecessary loss of life was also something to be
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