The advanced screening for ‘Red Tails’ was this past Tuesday in King of Prussia. I was fortunate to have been there because the hosts of the screening introduced veterans of the Tuskegee airmen. CBS3 was there as well. One of the veterans spoke for a few minutes about his time serving which was very interesting & entertaining. I did not know a lot about the Tuskegee airmen, so the film served as a mini history lesson. This film shows how these men felt, being outcasts in the war & then rising to glory. I felt that the movie was a bit longer than it needed to be. It also took almost half way through to pick up. It was definitely apparent that George Lucas was apart of this production…mainly because of the fighting scenes [in air] – it resembled scenes from Star Wars – not to say that it seemed fictional at all though. I have to say, I was somewhat disappointed that Cuba Gooding Jr. & Terrance Howard didn’t play more pivotal roles. The other characters were enjoyable, which made for easy watching. Overall, it was an uplifting story.
‘Red Tails‘ was released in theaters January 20th, 2012.