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Don't know if the movie will be good or not. But the interview with Lucas on tDaily Show was pretty interesting.
He said it was incredibly hard to get the film funded. Basically most "black" movies like Tyler Perry stuff is low budget, whereas this movie had an enormous budget for the special effects. Other somewhat epic movies about black people still have at least one white protagonist (i.e. matthew broderick in Glory) whereas this one does not. So apparanty major distributors were reluctant.
As for there already being movies/documentaries on this topic, Lucas said that he wanted to make a movie that could serve as historical inspiration for teenage boys. If that's his goal, I can tell you no teenage boys are going to be interested in seeing any older films or documentaries.
Well, I guess I can't get that 2 hours & 15 minutes of my life back. Flight scenes, fairly good. Everything else, gawd awful. Dialog, charcter development, story telling just brutal. & why the fuck was Neyo talking like that?
Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance
Just saw it and I will give my review FWIW
It is totally Lucasfied. Pretty Lame dialogue, predictable story line, stereotypical characters (German Guy is just ridiculous), Too much CGI. It was also shot in a really weird way. Opening scene just feels strange. It's made for people with ADD. Ending scenes in weird places and jumping to a complete different part of the "story". Michael B. Jordan(Spartan Fan) is under utilized. To me this kid kept Friday Night Lights alive. His role isn't poor, but he deserved more air time. Ne-Yo is pretty difficult to watch.
Fight scenes are pretty epic and not too hard to follow. The Wire crew does a good job, Tristan Wilds had the best performance IMO, Andre Royo brought some humor and wasn't bubbles, Method Man actually wasn't just playing Method Man(Suhhhhhh), MBJ see above. To me Joker (below) looked just like Trenton (Sorry for the stereotype). Death Scenes were long and pretty emotional (It's a war movie you knew they were coming). Love story although unnecessary does not pollute the film.
Overall the movie accomplishes its goal. You are entertained by the flims action scenes and you absolutely appreciate what the Tuskegee Airman and the Bomber Squadrons of the 8th Air Force did for this country.
Final Tally: Worth a Rental
I thought he looked like Trenton Robinson too.
Yeah, it wasn't the best, but it entertained me and that is what I usually want out of a movie. I wasn't expecting Oscar worthy stuff.
When you know what you are getting going in, it's hard to be disappointed.
Also, I love the Italian chick from NCIS: LA
There's a time and a place for everything and it's called college.
I'm just trying to figure out the preview, where there's an instantaneous transition between "we measure success by coming back alive" and them chanting how they'll fight to the last men.
They measured success by bringing back bomber crewmen alive. They were very good at bomber escort.
Since we are talking bout black people here, why do black college graduates put their sorority or fraternity license plates on their cars post college? White fraternity and sorority college graduates don't do that. Is it a "black thing, you wouldn't understand" issue? I notice the black grads here in Florida all have their fraternity plates on their cars.
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I saw it last night. I thought it was great movie. Acting was great with good story line. I give a lot of respect for the Negro back then, for what theywent through.
I can only assume this post is a joke for multiple reasons. Hell, I hope it is. That movie sucked. I really wanted it to be good, but it was brutal. Props to George Lucas for trying to tap the subject though.
As for the black frats license plates, it's a way bigger deal, especially at historically black colleges. There's only 4 major black frats: Q's, Alphas, Kappas & Sigmas and there's a decent amount of rivalry between the 4 and lots of pride during and after college. Every step show is pretty much a 'my frat is awesome & yours isn't" contest.
Oh yeah, plus it let's chicks know you went to college and might have a little bit of change.
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