History Film / RedTails

21st May '18 10:07:57 PM Sandman87
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* MadeOfExplodihttp://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/wysiwyg_source_editor.php?groupname=Film&title=RedTails&load=sourceum: Pretty much the whole MOVIE is made of this. Nothing simply hits the ground or stops working; everything goes boom in spectacular fashion, even the famously hearty B-17 bombers.

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* MadeOfExplodihttp://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/wysiwyg_source_editor.php?groupname=Film&title=RedTails&load=sourceum: MadeOfExplodium: Pretty much the whole MOVIE is made of this. Nothing simply hits the ground or stops working; everything goes boom in spectacular fashion, even the famously hearty B-17 bombers.
21st May '18 9:55:39 PM Sandman87
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* MadeOfExplodium: Pretty much the whole MOVIE is made of this. Nothing simply hits the ground or stops working; everything goes boom in spectacular fashion, even the famously hearty B-17 bombers.

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* MadeOfExplodium: MadeOfExplodihttp://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/wysiwyg_source_editor.php?groupname=Film&title=RedTails&load=sourceum: Pretty much the whole MOVIE is made of this. Nothing simply hits the ground or stops working; everything goes boom in spectacular fashion, even the famously hearty B-17 bombers.


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** Taken to a hilarious extreme in the opening battle when a B-17 explodes in a massive fireball after being shot in the ''tail turret'', a section of the plane containing nothing but a gunner and his two machine guns.
4th May '18 8:22:44 AM moloch
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** Relatively minor case: The squadron is shown transitioning to P-51D Mustangs, when in RealLife, they had transitioned to the rather less iconic P-51C model. The most visible difference being the P-51C having a more traditional canopy rather than the D model's "Bubble" canopy.
*** The 332d flew P-51Ds in 1944 after having flown Cs, so it could be just a case of the creators not bothering to show the latter as well as the other two models (P-39 and P-47) not shown in the film.

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** Relatively minor case: The squadron is shown transitioning to P-51D Mustangs, when in RealLife, they had transitioned to the rather less iconic P-51C model. The most visible difference being the P-51C having a more traditional canopy rather than the D model's "Bubble" canopy.
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canopy. The 332d flew 332dd actually did fly P-51Ds in 1944 after having flown Cs, so it could be just a case of the creators not bothering to show the latter as well as the other two models (P-39 and P-47) not shown in the film.



** And {{subverted}} in the very next scene, with four of the 332d Fighter Group's fighters on patrol, with one of the pilots complaining that what they are doing is ''boring'' as hell.

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** And {{subverted}} in the very next scene, with four of the 332d 332nd Fighter Group's fighters on patrol, with one of the pilots complaining that what they are doing is ''boring'' as hell.
27th Apr '18 5:41:49 PM Ambaryerno
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** The real Me-262 carried four 30mm Mk-108 cannons. [[spoiler:Lightning's death getting riddled with small-caliber bullets]] would realistically have looked more like a gigantic fireball caused by the hail of 330-gram explosive-incendiary bullets blowing his engine to bits. See RuleOfDrama: the imagery of him bleeding out in his cockpit as he spirals to a crash has more impact.

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** The real Me-262 carried four 30mm Mk-108 cannons. [[spoiler:Lightning's death getting riddled with small-caliber bullets]] would realistically have looked more like a gigantic fireball caused by the hail of 330-gram explosive-incendiary bullets blowing his engine to bits. At the very least he would have been [[PinkMist reduced to a red smear on the inside of the cockpit]]. See RuleOfDrama: the imagery of him bleeding out in his cockpit as he spirals to a crash has more impact.
27th Apr '18 4:07:52 PM StarSword
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* CreatorKiller: The financial flop of this film was a major motivator in George Lucas selling Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Corporation. The film financially failed so badly that Lucasfilm would have to have major downsizing, and Lucas thought by selling the company to Disney he'd save the jobs of Lucasfilm employees.
27th Apr '18 4:07:22 PM StarSword
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* 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 refitted by the ''Kriegsmarine'' after Mussolini's overthrow. 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 ''[=TA22=]'': she made it back to port but was judged damaged beyond repair and scrapped), but would be mildly annoying at best for the battleship.

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* 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 refitted by the ''Kriegsmarine'' after Mussolini's overthrow. 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 ''Littorio''-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 scrapped), but would be mildly annoying at best for the battleship.



* 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.

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* PrecisionFStrike : 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.



* RealityIsUnrealistic: The scene of the Airmen strafing a German destroyer drew complaints, but it actually happened to ''[=TA22=]'' (which was classified as a torpedo boat by the Kriegsmarine but was really an Italian Royal Navy ''Rosalino Pilo''-class destroyer commandeered by the Wehrmacht after the fall of Mussolini). [[ArtisticLicenseShips The real problem with the scene]] is that the ship depicted is a ''Littorio''-class battleship, not ''[=TA22=]'' or anything similar.



* RedAlert: The Luftwaffe airfield when Pretty Boy reports that he is ComingInHot, pursued by four American fighter planes.
** The FighterLaunchingSequence barely has a chance to get started before the American pilots lay waste to the place. Two planes [[SittingDuck barely make it into the air]] before getting shot down.

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* RedAlert: The Luftwaffe airfield when Pretty Boy reports that he is ComingInHot, pursued by four American fighter planes.
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planes. The FighterLaunchingSequence barely has a chance to get started before the American pilots lay waste to the place. Two planes [[SittingDuck barely make it into the air]] before getting shot down.
16th Dec '17 5:19:08 PM Silverstaff
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* CreatorKiller: The financial flop of this film was a major motivator in George Lucas selling Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Corporation. The film financially failed so badly that Lucasfilm would have to have major downsizing, and Lucas thought by selling the company to Disney he'd save the jobs of Lucasfilm employees.
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.
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