I'm going tomorrow first thing after I drop my dog off at the vet. You guys are so incredibly jaded and critical. Aren't we all flight simmers who geek out on airplanes? Why would this movie not be on your must see list? This movie seems to have butt loads of combat scenes and the production quality looks to be very high with at least a modicum of historical accuracy. I bet this movie is a million times more interesting than 90% of the crap released in theatres. I'd like to see how well some of you guys can write a script and keep an audiences attention for 2 hours.
I'm sorry, but George Lucas pwns all of you.
This "Jaded attitude" is why he claims he is retiring. Some interesting tidbits in this article about his retirement and the film itself.http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/george-lucas-star-wars-red-tails-282905
I read elsewhere that he wanted to make a heroesque inspired film with actual events about a remarkable group of pilots that he would loved to have seen when he was a young lad himself.
I became an "Aviation Enthusiast" after my Dad took me to see "The Great Waldo Pepper", I was 6, and became obsessed with planes. I even made my dad buy me a P-51 plastic model kit after that. I have seen almost every aviation themed movie ever made. Most of them "can't cut the mustard" but I loved watching every single one of them regardless.
If I can pass this love of Aviation onto my Nephew the movie will have succeeded for me.