When the World War II action flick Red Tails came out in theaters this past January, Kris gave it quite the scathing review. Now that it’s 4 months later, will my review of the film’s DVD release be any different? Find out in my mini-review after the break.
When I helped edit Kris’ review, I thought he was being a bit harsh. Granted, the reviews in the general were shaping up to be pretty poor, and having George Lucas as executive producer is by no means a slam dunk these days. However, I figured it couldn’t be all that bad, especially since it looked visually impressive in trailers and had a good cast that includes Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr.
While I didn’t hate Red Tails as much as Kris did, I certainly didn’t like it. There are indeed many cliches and terrible dialogue that has no subtlety. I almost cringed whenever someone talked. The only saving grace for the film is its’ impressive visuals, as I had expected. The aerial battles are dynamic and beautiful, but to steal a line from Sarah Palin, a pig with lipstick is still a pig. The film feels empty with characters that aren’t interesting to root for, and a meandering plot that has a very anticlimactic ending.
Red Tails releases tomorrow on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Rating: 2/5 Stars
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– George Lucas: Executive Producer
– Anthony Hemingway: Director
– Terence Blanchard: Composer
– The Cast of Red Tails
– Movie Magic
– THX Media Director