I have heard quite a few people complain about the movie “Red Tails” by (George Lucas). The main beef is the distortion of facts and the “Hollywood” approach to the context of the movie, which is supposedly a chronicle of men who, against all odds and the prevailing prejudices of the time, excelled in an undertaking that practically everyone with pale skin predicted would fail miserably.
(Lucas’) version, so most of the people say, concentrates on the clownish, home boy antics, an attitude that did not fit the period and certainly not the men who piloted the planes of that period in time. In light of the trials and tribulations of that time these men were serious to a fault.
There was a much better version of the facet of Black history called simply, “The Tuskegee Airmen,” starring, among others, Laurence Fishburne and Courtney Vance that adheres more closely to the truth. I suggest that those who would like to view a superior version of the time rent or buy this version.
Troy M. Lindsay