8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
decent enough to watch; barely,
This review is from: Red Tails (DVD)
1. I think a lot of folks confuse reviewing a movie vs reviewing the subject matter of the movie. The story of the Tuskegee Airmen is / should be an inspiration to all; a no brainer.
2. But this movie about the Tuskegee Airmen is a half-baked affair. Unlike a lot of those who liked the CGI, I was kind of put off by it because it appeared so... CGI. As soon as I saw the initial battle scenes, it was obvious that it was created via CGI; it reminded me of the history channel Dog Fights. Technically, looks great, but at the same time it looks artificial.
3. As with the other folks who gave this movie a somewhat negative review, I 100% agree that the weakest link in this movie is the writing & acting. And when you get down to it, no matter how great the special effects etc... the fundamentals of a great movie are always going to be solid writing and acting; this movie has neither.
4. An alternative to this movie is the older DVD: The Tuskegee Airmen. It's not as high tech as this movie, but the fundamentals were there.
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Initial post: Jan 10, 2013 11:56:03 PM PST
I agree completely with your 1st point. When I read all the positive reviews here, I think people just felt obligated to give this movie a good review because the *subject matter* is interesting, inspiring, and thought provoking. Too bad this movie was none of these things.
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