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RED TAILS has a poster & a second action packed trailer!!!

Hey folks, Harry here...  if you're like me - you've been hearing about George Lucas' produced RED TAILS for what seems like decades.   I've been dying to see it for pretty much the duration, because of Lucas' well known love of aerial combat - and getting to see a really great WWII fighter plane story - as though it were ripped from the pages of WINGS or ACES HIGH...  well, sign me up.   

The last solid Aerial combat flick was that RED BARON flick, which just didn't capture me.   I'm pulling for this to blow me away though.   

 


 


 

courtesy of MTV
 

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  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    This looks typical Lucas

    by loafroaster

    Great SFX, terrible dialogue and plot.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    radio 2?

    by Jubba

    radio takes to the skies!

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    War Movies = Formulaic Boredom

    by ninpobugei

    No more...please?!!?

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    I'm diggin that colorful poster

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    Not so sure about some of that dialogue though. Lucas will probably say it's been "stylized" that way on purpose or some shit.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Haters Gonna Hate

    by Asaraiel

    But I'm pretty stoked.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    still looks rubbish

    by D o o d

    unrealistic and probably a million miles from the truth!

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    How many of these segregated stories must we endure...

    by LowDevil

    They scream for racist discussions. This will not work, nor would i ever want to see it. Forcing the fact there were groups of brave black-americans fighting the war means what? All Americans know that they fought together as one country. But no, we get this garbage that reminds us that we are still separated by race.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    I liked it the first time...

    by EricBuckeye79

    When it was called "The Tuskegee Airmen" - That was an awesome flick

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Cuba Gooding Jr and Terrance Howard?

    by Crooooooow

    Where are the male leads?

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST

    That's the worst poster design I've ever seen

    by Mel

    You don't start your poster with "Cuba Gooding Jr" because that's as far as I got before I stopped looking at it.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    crooooooow

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    Excellent point there. Maybe they should have put Ne-Yo's name up top as well.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    The January release date...

    by SifoDyasJr

    Usually not a good sign, but it's also just a little over a week before Black History Month, so maybe that's why they picked January 20th? I do like this trailer much more than the first one, and the poster is sweet. I'm hoping Uncle George gives us something great this time around.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:28 p.m. CST

    CGI seems a bit weak.

    by Scott

    When you think of how District 9 managed to make convincingly realistic aliens and technology up close, I must be frank in saying that this CGI is just sub par for a company like ILM who should be setting the bar, not hitting their heads on it. That train shot was a joke.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    So let me get this straight lowdevil...

    by AnakinsDiapers

    If in every other war movie that ever comes out in the future, you'd be just fine in showing an intergrated military fighting the good fight in WW2? Even though it would be total make believe?<p> Or are you saying you just want to see war movies staring white people?<p> Otherwise, any war movie concerning WW2 or earlier with black people in lead roles will have the same themes as a plot point. It's history. It's the black experience. <p> Bury your head in the sand if need be, but it's not gonna change.

  • Isnt there a movie tied in with this game also? Nice graphics-not as realistic as some of my other games, but its still cool.

  • Maybe Cuba will be good in this. Maybe...or not. who knows

  • Maybe Cuba will be good in this. Maybe...or not. who knows

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Didn't watch the trailer, but the poster looks good

    by Sanyi

    Maybe Cuba will be good in this. Maybe...or not. who knows

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:39 p.m. CST

    That poster would be great for a computer game cover...

    by Jonathan Hicks

    No, wait, it is a computer game.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Wow CGJR actually trying to make a come back

    by Phategod2

    Cube needs a hit like smokey in a crackhouse.

  • sounds just like the opening, that would've been weird.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST

    two things that are ridiculous about the complaints:

    by StarWarsRedux

    One-- Blaming Lucas for the dialogue, even though he doesn't even recieve a credit for the screen story. If you don't like the screenplay, guys, blame Ridley and McGrudder (so odd to see his name up there-- remember when everybody thought he'd be the next Trudeau or Berke Breathed?). <p> <p>Two-- Whining about CGI, when apparently this movie's heavy in miniatures, models and other old-school effects, courtesy of Kerner. What, do you want to go back to the days of shitty optical printers compositing all those images together?

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST

    point to anakins diapers

    by VaderSabre

    retire from the game today and rethink your position, lowdevil

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:54 p.m. CST

    MESA GONNA WIN WORLD WAR TWOZA FOR THE GUNGANS POODOO!

    by AzulTool

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:54 p.m. CST

    From the star of SNOW DOGS and BOAT TRIP

    by poop

    CONSEQUENCES WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Lucas makes B-movies

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    with high production value. And that's not necessarily a bad thing for me really. I do wish he'd work with better writers though. Seems that that whole divorcing himself from the various Guilds over EMPIRE kind of fucked him up in that regard. Above all, he should really consider firing that douche-guzzler Rick McCallum. That guy's like some sort of cinematic AIDS jammed up in the folds around The Neck's CGI enhanced bunghole.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Great trailer, aside from Terrence Howard

    by Mattman

    That guy carries no weight. Sounds like Big Gay Al commanding his men. "Leth thtand up for whath right!"

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:02 p.m. CST

    looks terrible

    by PRESIDENT BALTAR

    bad acting bad writing cgi overload ugh

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    CGI looks fine to me

    by seasider

    The movie doesn't come out will January so I'm sure whatever digital effects need cleaning up will be finished by then.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Why do i have a bad feeling that the dogfights

    by KilliK

    will be completely unrealistic because Lucas will want to advertise the latest rendering software from ILM? i wouldnt be suprised that at the end of the movie,the pilots will have to fight spaceships.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Two names of two black actors on the top of the title?

    by KilliK

    and none of them is Will Smith? consider the movie a flop.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:12 p.m. CST

    theumpirestrokesbach...

    by DoubleFantasy

    ...is right on one point. lucas has ALWAYS made B-movies with outlandish production. that is what was part of the charm and the spectacle, especially in the 80's. thats who he is and always will be. true i would love to see another type of thx-1138 film which i actually consider as good as blade runner in my opinion. it is unbelievable. but whenever i see a lucasfilm logo on screen i know im gonna see some truly exciting shit happen. acting and dialogue, yeah can be weak at times. but who the fuck am i to complain, the guy created star wars. he can do whatever the fuck he likes and i will always back him up.

  • To be fair, Ewan was a great Obi Wan.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Looks fucking GREAT

    by Warren Fahy

    to me.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:23 p.m. CST

    YOUSA SAY PEOPLE GWANNA DIE?

    by NeonFrisbee

    Please tell me he cast Ahmed Best in this. Ahmed Best as Jar Jar, mind you. Maybe not a cg rasta fishdogman, but using the exact same dialect.

  • Poster looks cool too. Like, an actual painting instead of some photoshop crap/

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Looks great

    by Hipshot

    And I love it when white guys who've seen hundreds of war movies starring only white guys bitch and moan when there's one solitary theatrical film with black guys. Pussies. I can promise you that with skin that thin, if you were black, you would absolutely hate white people.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    The poster should've been more retro

    by Cobb05

    A vintage Drew Struzan poster would've been awesome (R.I.P.) I'm not ripping the movie, but boy does Cuba need a hit badly. Maybe if it's a hit he won't be stuck making straight to DVD action flicks. I just watched Sacrifice. It's aweful.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:32 p.m. CST

    MY CHILDHOOD HAS A RED TAIL BECAUSE OF THIS FUCKER!

    by AzulTool

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Lucas applies the band aid over the Gungan-shaped wound

    by performingmonkey

    Notice you can't see the colour of the pilot in the poster. Deliberate? Is Leon from Curb in this?

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Nope

    by firewhale

    I'm no expert, but the physics of the way those planes are dogfighting makes no sense to me. I could almost forgive the ridiculous moves Lucas has his space fighters doing in the Special Editions and prequels, but to have real world planes doing things that defy physics and gravity takes me right out of the movie. I'll take Memphis Belle, thank you...

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Great logo ...

    by Henry Jones Sr

    ... but not much else.

  • OH! I know!

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Utter crap, and no thanks!

    by BeanGrud

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST

    What's this got to do with menstrual cunnilingus?

    by fustfick

    Oh, wait. Shit.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:48 p.m. CST

    I thought we were in a embargo with Cuba.

    by zom-bot.com

    we really should enforce it- and stop giving him roles.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:52 p.m. CST

    no african americans on poster?

    by CooGuy

    seriously?

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    i heard Don Cheadle replaces Howard halfway through the flick.

    by zom-bot.com

    and that Gooding is in full Jar-Jar mode by the end of it.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Another poster nightmare

    by jimmy_009

    Look poster designers. Let me clue you in on something: overly airbrushing and blurring doesn't make your shitty poster feel more painterly. It makes your poster look like an amateurish Photoshop nightmare. Get an artist/illustrator that can actually PAINT this and knock off the soft focus airbrush look. It's tacky and CHEAP.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Much better trailer than the first one

    by jimmy_009

    The first one was piling on the sappy inspirational music and speeches but was missing actual emotion. This one wisely ditches it and focuses on trying to sell it as an intense action movie. Smart move.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Movie could suck, but I like me the poster

    by leonardo_dicraprio

    More colorful than anything since Speed Racer, it's not a bunch of people walking towards you, and it's not one of those collage piles a la Drew Struzan.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    I cannot wait!

    by kem070396

    It's about time they got their due! Looks like it will finally happen!

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Cool poster

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Looking forward to it. Some ugly comments on this board, I guess some people are still crying over a movie that came out 12 years ago?

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Hoping it will be good....but...

    by Arcangel2020

    I feel the same way....been hearing about George Lucas planning to do this movie "Red Tails" for decades now...finally it seems that it's all coming together. The poster looks good and the trailer looks interesting and I am hoping this will be a good film. It's based on real events and the Tuskeegee Airman I am guessing. The last flying themed war film that I liked was "Fly Boys" about the squadron of air corp pilots sent over to France during WW I to help the French battle the Germans. It was decent I thought. The thing that kinda bugs me about "Red Tails" is that it has Cuba Gooding, Jr. in it...I think he has been in a few good films in the past, but when he plays a character that is in the military? Forget it! I think his roles have been terrible...I hated the role he played in "Outbreak", he was WAY to young to play a Major in the Army, and I didn't like the role he played in "Pearl Harbor" much either. Let's hope he does a better, more believable role in this film. Terrence Howard? Again, I think he is a good actor and has been in some really good films in the past, but he has also been in a lot of bad films too. I guess the proof will be when "Red Tails" is released in Feburary. Let's hope George Lucas and the cast have come up with a good film.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Looks fun but goofy

    by 2soon2eat

    Some of the cockpit dialog seemed kind of silly and...well, kind of confirming a stereotype. Combat looks good though.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    release the 1995 THX OT on blu-ray, George

    by georgecauldron

    kasdfl

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Lucas = Hack

    by Richie

    Anything he touches these days turns to shit

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 6:54 p.m. CST

    This reminds me, what ever happened to "Red State?"

    by tamethecunt

    You know, the piece of shit Kevin Smith made?

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Who Knows, It Could Be Cool...

    by THX1968

    Cuba is a fine actor. Not crazy about Howard. I just hope they downplay the "white people treat black people like shit" aspect. It is the reason for the movie, basically, so the subject has to be treated properly or it'll just be melodramatic goo. It should be as though the leads and the audience are in on the same secret - that they are kick ass fighter pilots, and they're so good that they aren't proving themselves with a chip on their shoulder. They just are that good of pilots. Naturals.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Cuba's only in this trailer for a second and a half...not good.

    by alienindisguise

    I wonder if this flick will show the true nature of segregation and not just the typical whites are bad bullshit. The blacks of the day had just as much animosity and hatred towards whites. This is Lucas' Amistad.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Butt-numb-a-thon Potential?

    by theBigE

    Harry really wants to see it, comes out in January but been in the can for a while - what's the chances it shows at Butt-numb-a-thon this year?

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Red State - Sept. 23

    by theBigE

    Red State - on VOD Sept. 1st, in theatres nowhere on Sept. 23.

  • Guess this movie needs to be remade for a simple reason, to keep the level of white guilt to a maximum level.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    That poster looks like box art for a video game.

    by Yelsaeb

    But I reserve judgement untill I've seen the movie from start to finish.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    @yelsaeb i agree.

    by KilliK

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Nope.

    by J43

    Lucas fooled me once with the prequels. Got me again with Crystal Skull. Not this time.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Meh.

    by Cruzboy

    That is all... just meh.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST

    @firewhale

    by Koyaanisqatsi

    The very first thing you say is that you're not an expert and then you proceed as if your opinion on the physics of it all should matter somehow. You're an idiot.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Just give me a single non-CG plane...

    by Darth_Inedible

    Remember when air combat films actually used real planes?

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 8:08 p.m. CST

    @darth_inedible

    by Koyaanisqatsi

    Because actual WWII era planes that are in working condition these days are not cheap. A P-51 Mustang that's close to mint condition (and it would have to be to stand up to period detail) will run you at the LEAST $2,000,000. I don't know about you but I saw multiple shots with hundreds of planes in the air. It would take up pretty much your entire budget to find 100 working planes. More if you have to settle for just any period planes at all and restore them. Also most air combat films in the past have used stock footage anyway, so... whatever.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 8:09 p.m. CST

    sifodyasjr : Jan release is for MLK Day

    by MGTHEDJ

    Still looks to CGI is some shots. They have 5 months to still work on it.-----later-----m

  • I mean, you know, seeing as how he's living that movie, he may as well capitalize on it. Just videotape his everyday life and release it. When it tanks, critically and financially, he can throw another temper tantrum and go on a damage control tour explaining whatever random bullshit he seems to think he needs to explain about his shitty movies. Here, I'll help you out Kevin, just say, "Look, I realize I suck, I'm a big fat mewling manbaby, and most of my fame is based on a fluke. I made a reasonably funny movie 20 years ago and I got a lot of attention 'cause indie film was a big deal then (everyone was looking for the new QT) and that delusion went to my head. Can you blame me for turning into a desperately lame douche of a man? Look, aside from riding the coattails of my own diminishing returns and projecting my self-loathing and frustration onto you, I'm actually a nice guy, Besides, what good does it do humiliating the fat guy? It's like kicking a cripple. Anyway, I hope you enjoy watching my slow motion career-implosion / extended nervous breakdown. Also: FUCK YOU YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND MY PAIN! Sorry, sorry. You're all great. I love you. Please pay to see my movie so I can pay my rent and my wife won't divorce me. Please?" I'd have SO much more respect for him then! Just say these words Kevin, you fat fuck, and all will be forgiven (not really)!

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Saw this ten years ago, with better actors.

    by Geomancer21

    and yeah i know cuba was in that version too, and? i stand by what I said.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah, and why are there no blacks on the poster?

    by Geomancer21

    I mean, thats the whole fucking point of the movie. At least make it obvious thats who is flying the damn plane. And yeah i saw the names at the top, and? I stand by what i said.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Finally a poster that is worthy of hanging up

    by IndyCollector

    Instead of some lame-ass close-up photo of an actor's face.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST

    You know why we need movies like this?

    by Projbalance

    Because people still use the word, "blacks" when talking about people of African descent. WE can stop making movies about how segregated and fucked up the world is when the world stops being segregated and fucked up because, no matter how progressive people think they are, some of this shit just wont go away.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Poster Awesome, Action Looks Awesome

    by MattHooper

    Let's pray there are no Prequel moments.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 8:50 p.m. CST

    I'm just completely not interested

    by CherryValance

    Is there a fanbase for this? Seriously. I'm asking. I personally am completely over WWII movies. And any kind of racial Crash type The Help movies. And vampires. I'm sick of vampires. These guys aren't vampire pilots are they? Because then that would be three ways I'm not interested. And I still don't hate Jar Jar. But I will never understand the decision to let him step in crap when Gungans don't even wear shoes. That shit raped my 20s.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST

    P-51 Mustang...Cadillac of the skies !!!!

    by tritium

  • Its true, I don't lie!

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Yeah

    by Jeff

    I really like how this film looks and feels so far.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Love the NBA/NFL Pregame rally speech

    by diseptikon

    We Fight! We ball! We Score!

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:25 p.m. CST

    For all you Haters...

    by billF

    Reading your comments each day about how miserable and depressed you are and hating everything that is posted on the site brings a laugh and a smile that brightens my day.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:26 p.m. CST

    as former military

    by Pipple

    I'm only hoping its not a schmaltzy everybody loves black people movie, cuz that's not true even today under obama... mil isn't about being nice to anybody. Even white people.

  • Perhaps after the artistic disaster of the century that was the prequel trilogy, maybe Lucas finally took a hint. It's 12 years too late, asshole.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Yes, how much more must you endure Black people.

    by davsan38

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST

    I have no idea what to think about this film...

    by WeylandYutani

    Anthony Hemingway has made some excellent TV episodes. Some of visuals look quite good here. But then again are these characters talking the way people did in the period? Or am I overly influenced by films of that time that used a more stilted way of line delivery and they were also mostly delivered by white people (unless it was a maid or an elevator conductor). I wonder why they did not make this poster more retro/painted instead of the video-game-looking photoshopped illustrations. This poster suggests that Me262 jet fighters got into constant dog fights with P51s. My understanding was that jet technology of the time did not allow for rapid acceleration and so most Me262s flew through allied bomber formations instead of maneuvering and engaging like the piston engined Me109s. My understanding is that P51s would attempt to shoot down 262s when they were taking off or landing when they were moving slowly and vulnerable. I am not a hater, but I wonder about this film and how accurate it is. since it is a historical bioepic, accuracy would be nice.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:45 p.m. CST

    no one has mentioned

    by PRESIDENT BALTAR

    screenplay by Aaron Macgruder LMFAO

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:08 p.m. CST

    President Baltar

    by StarWarsRedux

    I mentioned McGruder. But I added an extra D to the name, so maybe that doesn't count.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:11 p.m. CST

    This looks sweeeeeeeet

    by BBSloth

    Glory in the skies

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST

    I'm not going to see this

    by ray a

    Going to wait for the special edition that will come out in 2019 with never seen before footage.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:18 p.m. CST

    projbalance I'll stop calling black people black when...

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    people stop calling white people white and black leaders stop referring to themselves as black...but thanks for your PC nonsense

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Can't be worse than Miracle at St. Anna.

    by whatevillurks

    That felt like a 40's propaganda film about why blacks shouldnt be allowed to serve.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Wow. Lucas bashing and racism...

    by Jay

    Nice to see TB'ers are getting even more dumb.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Let me get this straight...

    by 420 Boylston St

    Lucas hires superb talent, utilizes his team of artists at Industrial Light & Magic and FOX gives it a JANUARY releases??? Here's a big BLACK middle finger to YOU racist FOX! Fuck you!

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Looks great

    by darthvedder81

    I liked the first trailer better though--much more emotional. I'm always amused by the individuals on this board who critique movie dialogue when they themselves can't spell or even construct a coherent sentence.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Wow, even the poster looks CGI...

    by Stegman84

    I'll sure I'll check it out one day, but unless it gets amazing word of mouth I don't really care when that day is.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:15 p.m. CST

    looks great

    by IndianaPeach

    but maybe let's throw a chick in there somewhere George

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 12:10 a.m. CST

    so um...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    no one has made any racist jokes yet? you guys disappoint me... I shall return when racism is back up and running... maybe I haveta wait for a Jaden Smith tb? PS: fuck you if I usually say fuck you to you :)

  • cleanest smoke and flames ever put to film. And I say BULLSHIT on any models being used...then again it would be just like ILM to take a physical model and make it look like a rendered scrubbed clean piece of CGI fuckery. And get those ME-262s the Fuck outta here already...; historically ME-262 pilots completely ignored Allies fighters, since they were not the ones destroying factories, and blew past them to get to the bomber formations. 262's would make a few dive and zoom passes, knock down a few bombers until they were out of ammo...then get the fuck outta there. About the only time allied pilots even got a chance to shoot down a 262 was as the poor fucker was out of gas and bullets and trying to land

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 12:27 a.m. CST

    The negro part is just killing this thing

    by BoRock_A_Boomer

    The rest looks fantastic!

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 1 a.m. CST

    Aaron McGruder co-wrote it?!?!!?!??!

    by LHombreSiniestro

    Wow, I didn't expect that...

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 1:18 a.m. CST

    The Boondocks 1942

    by Julius Dithers

    Which one of them grows up to be Uncle Ruckus's adoptive father?

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Horrible font for "Red Tails"

    by Uncle Pooky

    Really out of place.

  • Just tired of everything having to have some fucking "cause".

  • Oh the hilarity.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 1:37 a.m. CST

    very cool poster

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

  • I think it looks great for a movie on a 20 million dollar budget. Hell it looks like a movie with 100 million dollar budget. Lucas is using this as a test bed to lower cost of movies. Hes trying to figure out how to shoot tv cheaper at the same time.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 2:31 a.m. CST

    20 mill or 200 mill

    by D o o d

    a turd is a turd!

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 3:08 a.m. CST

    I am really looking forward to this.

    by bubcus

    The trailers look great.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 3:09 a.m. CST

    I like the poster more than the trailer

    by melonman

    I've just realised this is a war movie for kids. Lucas isn't making Band of Brothers in the Sky. Realism is out the window, Lucas is aiming for the black tweenies with this.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 4:10 a.m. CST

    MUCH better than the last trailer

    by blakindigo

    Action looks fantastic. Hopefully the script and performances are on point.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 4:35 a.m. CST

    That poster looks awesome.

    by David Cloverfield

    COLORS! How I miss them.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Yes - GREAT POSTER

    by Mr Gorilla

    Oooh, I hope this is as good as it looks it might be.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Hollywood Hypocrisy

    by VicenzoV

    Spending $100m on a movie about heroic African Americans, only to not put the faces of the African American actors on the poster because? Is it bad for marketing? Anyway, the poster looks like something an 11 year old might get excited about, and the CG is the trailer is horrific.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Some of you are kinda being idiots.

    by catlettuce4

    You can't very well say this is showing Lucas' writing and directing hallmarks (ie: bad) because he did not have anything to do with the writing or directing on this one. It is simply a Lucasfilm movie, but George didn't make it. And Harry, it seems like we have been waiting decades because it actually has been decades. I'm interested to see it finally coming to screen, and with great visuals that would not have been possible when I first read about it. Hope the rest of it is as good as the airplane scenes.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Another point

    by catlettuce4

    The phrase "looks like a video game" has come to the point where that is a huge compliment for the film. Seriously, when is the last time you guys played video games? They look basically perfect now - the good ones sure do. And using models guarantees nothing. Lord of the Rings had plenty of miniatures and Jackson shot it so it looked like a CGI flythrough and altered the color palette till it looked fake too. You can ruin models, and you can use CGI effectively. They are tools.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 6:41 a.m. CST

    RE: raskolnikov_was_framed

    by Projbalance

    I never said anything about them being called black people; I was speaking about those that referred to them simply as, "blacks". At least if they called them black people they would be acknowledging their humanity but some people, even in this day and age, can't seem to muster that mush respect. What I see in you is someone so willing to point out how tired he is of, "PC" rhetoric that you couldn't look beyond the phrasing to understand what I was actually saying. My statement wasn't about being politically correct; it was about a lack of basic recognition of the humanity of a group of people; the very definition of racism.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 6:58 a.m. CST

    ENOUGH WITH THE CGI GRIPES!

    by ZodNotGod

    If I hear this one more time, I'm going to puke! Complaining about CGI use is as dumb as complaining that a movie is shot in black & white. Makes no sense and automatically renders those saying it, ignorant douche drinks! Flick looks cool. It's nice NOT to be a racist like the rest of you child murderers.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 6:59 a.m. CST

    African AMerican makes no sense.....

    by ZodNotGod

    They are NOT from Africa, they were born in America. They are AMERICANS, BLACK AMERICANS. BE PROUD!

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 7:02 a.m. CST

    great trailer REALLY bad poster

    by Moshi

    Why are so many people liking this poster, it's unbelievably badly artworked, seriously ameteur. The trailer, however, is A+. I'm anxious to see this, having being presented with superheroes and remakes ,it's tiresome. I don't need to see batman's latest rubber outfit, it looks just like his last one, but I do need to see P40's strafing trains, mustangs dogfighting BF109's and taking out me262's. oh yes. I look foreward to seeing this on the day of release.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Why are you comparing it to a video game with a mocking tone?

    by ZodNotGod

    I thought all you blubber butts loved video games? I hate them with a passion, but that's just me.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 8:34 a.m. CST

    odd...

    by Li75

    he chose USA pilots as we know they werent up to much over europe. if you want a proper WWII areail combat film let it be the english and polish vs the germans. we had the best planes too :)

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 9:06 a.m. CST

    When was the last time Cuba Gooding Jr star in anything good?

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Snow Dogs? Boat Trip? Radio? The last 12 direct to DVD titles?

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 10:02 a.m. CST

    AAaah!...So that's what they mean by "CG"...

    by ObiBen

    Cuba Gooding! ...pass.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    @koyaanisqatsi

    by firewhale

    Wow, you really need everything spelled out for you don't you? The point of the post is that I'm no expert, but even I can see the physics of those aerial acrobatics are totally implausible. But please, crush me with your scathing indictments again. Reading them and laughing while your mom eats my asshole is the only thing that makes the whole endeavor enjoyable. God, you mom sucks at eating ass.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Re: African AMerican makes no sense.....

    by ray a

    We aren't pets. We have the freedom and the right to identify ourselves by any name we wish. Our forefathers were taken from Africa. Some people don't want to be reminded if that. Many others chose never to forget.

  • Anytime anyone talks about racial pride, I get a little icky feeling inside. I think pride should be based primarily on things you've *done*, not things you *are*. I don't think that means everyone should be "color blind" and/or not be culturally aware, but when anyone gets all bent outta shape about the language, I always think something else is bubbling beneath the surface; some weird mix of narcissism and prejudice that belies a secret self-loathing, anger, and hatred.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    neonfrisbee

    by D o o d

    well said. I also feel very uncomfortable with people who over emphasise their race, religion, sexual orientation and gender. You are who you are judged by the things you have done in your life and the way you have treated others. If you have struggled in your life because of the colour of your skin, then your action/reactions to that is what defines you, not the colour!

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST

    starwarrior: "CGI that looks like a videogame"

    by Playkins

    At it's core, I completely agree with you. State of the art CGI doesn't look ANYTHING like a videogame, and it's laughable when the comparison is made- ESPECIALLY when it has been the goal of games for over 15 years to capture the visual style of movies. They're converging- people need to deal with it.<P> I will say, that I understand why people think that. They ARE converging- games are looking more like movies and by default, that makes movies look more like games, too.<P> People need to quit the captain obvious shit and stop pointing it out.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Fuck- the way I wrote that sounds contradictory as shit.

    by Playkins

    I meant.... it games look as good as movies, but they try to.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 1:52 p.m. CST

    neonfrisbee, I agree to a point —

    by blakindigo

    but, there seems to be an overwhelming bias against the accomplishments and contributions made by various PoC or gender or sexual orientation. Sometimes blatant, sometimes subtle but always identifiable. I want to believe that I'm judged by what I do, but then I have to deal with other stuff that, frankly, ONLY has to do with the colour of my skin. I don't like the term African American because it seems like a weird 'catch-all' phrase that's often applied to non-Americans. Seems a bit imperialist, no?

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST

    No trains or trees were hurt during this CGI production...

    by wtriker1701

    DAMN, it looks GOOD!!! But nowerdays Lucas just flies some helicopter over the trails and forests... Badda-Boom-Badda-Bang - afterwards you're in the middle of bloody war hell... ...and the sheep weren't disturbed anytime... sleep on, my younglings...

  • Think about it. How many REAL films have we've seen about black folks in war? Not enough. It's just another story... like Private Ryan... like Flags of our Fathers...like Pearl Har... well nevermind Michael Beybor but c'mon GROW the fuck up. Look at TV, look on the big screen. Whites are everywhere. Nobody gives one fuck about who is the minority now. Nobody feels for a racist white man in America, so what - man up nigga. And nobody is beating you over the head to remind you about racism, it was WHAT it was. Only fake ass pretenders want to sweep everything under the rug like it never happened and stop them damn colored folk from EVER talking about it. Thats what they went through, be glad you didnt have to endure that shit and shut the fuck up. I think I'll watch some black porn now too and eat some chicken. Praise White Jesus. lol

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 10:18 p.m. CST

    It has the feel of the DC Comics Blackhawk Squadron.

    by whatevillurks

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 11:42 p.m. CST

    And nobody is beating you over the head to remind you about racism

    by CherryValance

    Paul Haggis did. It was then and there that I decided I couldn't be bothered with movies about race anymore.

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