History Film / RedTails

23rd Aug '17 10:47:59 PM Lanes17B
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* OldSchoolDogfight: Naturally, since the story is during WorldWarTwo.
17th Jul '17 3:38:17 PM Lanes17B
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* PrecisionFStrike : The line that causes Lightning to start a bar fight, "go home nigger," is left unaltered when the movies is shown on cable TV.
4th Jun '17 7:30:19 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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A 2012 Action Drama film starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard, based on the exploits of the Tuskeegee Airmen, an all-black squadron of American fighter pilots in WorldWarII. This is the first feature film to be produced by Lucasfilm since 2008, as well as being its last independently made film before being bought by [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] 9 months after this film was released.

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A 2012 Action Drama film starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard, based on the exploits of the Tuskeegee Airmen, an all-black squadron of American fighter pilots in WorldWarII. UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. This is the first feature film to be produced by Lucasfilm Creator/{{Lucasfilm}} since 2008, as well as being its last independently made film before being bought by [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] 9 months after this film was released.
27th May '17 7:47:23 PM StarSword
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* AnAesop: Put your duties and responsibilities to others before your own desires. Also, the more obvious aesops about the need to overcome racial prejudice and overcoming adversity.



* AnAesop: Put your duties and responsibilities to others before your own desires. Also, the more obvious aesops about the need to overcome racial predjudice and overcoming adversity.

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* AnAesop: Put your duties ArtisticLicenseShips: Two Tuskegee airmen really did successfully attack a German-crewed torpedo boat: ''[=TA22=]'', formerly the Italian UsefulNotes/WorldWarI-era ''Rosolino Pilo''-class destroyer ''Giuseppe Missori'' which was seized and responsibilities to others before your own desires. Also, refitted by the more obvious aesops about ''Kriegsmarine'' after Mussolini's overthrow. However, the need scene depicting this action has a '''TREMENDOUS''' problem: the ship that the studio chose to overcome racial predjudice include as the "destroyer" isn't a destroyer, it's a ''Vittorio Veneto''-class battleship. Two [=P-51s=] making strafing runs could very well be catastrophic for a torpedo boat (as it was for ''[=TA22=]'': she made it back to port but was judged damaged beyond repair and overcoming adversity.scrapped), but would be mildly annoying at best for the battleship.



* BlackDudeDiesFirst: {{Inverted}}: the first deaths we see are of white B-17 crews. [[spoiler:The last onscreen death in the movie is Lightning's MutualKill with Pretty Boy.]]



* CriticalResearchFailure: Two Tuskegee airmen really did sink a German-crewed Italian torpedo boat[[note]]When the Italians overthrew Mussolini and surrendered in 1943, many Italian warships were seized by the Germans and manned with ''Kriegsmarine'' crews[[/note]], however, the scene depicting this action has a '''TREMENDOUS''' problem: the ship that the studio chose to include as the "destroyer" isn't a destroyer, it's a ''Vittorio Veneto''-class battleship. Two [=P-51s=] making strafing runs could very well be catastrophic for a torpedo boat (as it was for the real torpedo boat they sunk), but would be mildly annoying at best for the battleship.
10th Apr '17 9:40:05 AM AFP
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*** The third tactic, which was to use the Mustang's superior endurance to stooge around until you could catch an Me262 taking off or landing, was not shown as it would make for a really boring movie.

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*** The third tactic, which was to use the Mustang's superior endurance to stooge around near a German airfield until you could catch an Me262 [[SittingDucks taking off or landing, landing]], was not shown as it would make for a really boring movie.movie, although it did necessitate a German counter-strategy of having propeller-driven fighters patrolling over the base during the jets' takeoff and landing to try and chase away or knock down any Allied planes hoping for an easy kill.
19th Mar '17 11:40:54 AM nombretomado
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** We get a shot of the American fighters taking off in the distance, [[ANewHope as a pair of onlookers watch from a tower.]]

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** We get a shot of the American fighters taking off in the distance, [[ANewHope [[Film/ANewHope as a pair of onlookers watch from a tower.]]
24th Jan '17 3:02:12 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BatmanGambit: Pretty Boy's squadron uses decoy planes to draw American fighters off so they can pick off the bombers easily. This works on the all-white escort group in the opening sequence, who were trained to go for as many kills as they can, but it fails to entice the [[GenreSavvy Red Tails]], who know they'll never fly escort duty again if they don't stay on-mission and get the bombers home safely.

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* BatmanGambit: Pretty Boy's squadron uses decoy planes to draw American fighters off so they can pick off the bombers easily. This works on the all-white escort group in the opening sequence, who were trained to go for as many kills as they can, but it fails to entice the [[GenreSavvy Red Tails]], Tails, who know they'll never fly escort duty again if they don't stay on-mission and get the bombers home safely.
28th Dec '16 7:34:30 PM Solicitr
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* CriticalResearchFailure: Two Tuskegee airmen really did sink a German-crewed Italian destroyer[[note]]When the Italians overthrew Mussolini and surrendered in 1943, many Italian warships were seized by the Germans and manned with ''Kriegsmarine'' crews[[/note]], however, the scene depicting this action has a '''TREMENDOUS''' problem: the ship that the studio chose to include as the "destroyer" isn't a destroyer, it's a ''Vittorio Veneto''-class battleship. Two [=P-51s=] making strafing runs could very well be catastrophic for a destroyer (as it was for the real destroyer they sunk), but would be mildly annoying at best for the battleship.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: Two Tuskegee airmen really did sink a German-crewed Italian destroyer[[note]]When torpedo boat[[note]]When the Italians overthrew Mussolini and surrendered in 1943, many Italian warships were seized by the Germans and manned with ''Kriegsmarine'' crews[[/note]], however, the scene depicting this action has a '''TREMENDOUS''' problem: the ship that the studio chose to include as the "destroyer" isn't a destroyer, it's a ''Vittorio Veneto''-class battleship. Two [=P-51s=] making strafing runs could very well be catastrophic for a destroyer torpedo boat (as it was for the real destroyer torpedo boat they sunk), but would be mildly annoying at best for the battleship.
28th Dec '16 7:27:27 PM Solicitr
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* HollywoodHistory: The movie perpetuates the myth that the 332nd "never lost a bomber;" in fact, just during its time with the 15th Air Force 27 bombers were lost on missions escorted by the Red Tails. This was better than average for US fighter groups, but it certainly wasn't "none."
11th Dec '16 7:13:36 AM YT45
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* CriticalResearchFailure: Two Tuskegee airmen really did sink a German-crewed Italian destroyer[[note]]When the Italians overthrew Mussolini and surrendered in 1943, many Italian warships were seized by the Germans and manned with ''Kriegsmarine'' crews[[/note]], however, the scene depicting this action has a '''TREMENDOUS''' problem: the ship that the studio chose to include as the "destroyer" isn't a destroyer, it's a ''Vittorio Veneto''-class battleship. Two [=P-51s=] making strafing runs could very well be catastrophic for a destroyer (as it was for the real destroyer they sunk), but would be mildly annoying at best for the battleship.
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