Red Tails

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    Being a WWII enthusiast I've been waiting for to this movie. Hopefully they don't Hollywood it too much.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpA6TC0T_Lw]Red Tails (2012) HD Movie Trailer - Lucasfilm Official Trailer - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    My Grandfather's Bomber squadron was escorted more than once by fighters from the 332nd (Red Tails) over Germany. In fact, on one mission there were about 50 fighters for only two bombers!

    The surviving Red Tail pilots make the Air Show circuit and I've always wanted to talk to one of them and find out what that was all about.
     
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    Being a reenactor and being part of these events I had more that a few opportunities to talk to former Red Tails, Band of Brothers members (even some of the actors) among many others who served in WWII (American and German). It's amazing just to sit and talk to them about their experiences.
    I'd also like to see a movie on Patton's Panthers, the 761st tank battalion.

    World War II: 761st Tank Battalion

    Excellent book, amazing story.

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Pattons-Panthers-African-American-761st-Battalion/dp/0743485009"]http://www.amazon.com/Pattons-Panthers-African-American-761st-Battalion/dp/0743485009[/ame]
     
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    the Lucasfilm site has much more on this

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    Looks a little too CGI.
    But should be a good flick. :thup:
     
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    Meh.

    The original used actual WWII footage and I'll take that over special effects any day
     
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    just more high tech than the 95 version
     
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    I'm going to see the movie next week.
     
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    Just wish it wasn't Lucas doing the film. The acting and dialog in his films tend to be horrible. More computer graphics than storyline
     
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