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“Red Tails” Gets A Second Trailer & Brand New Poster (Oh Yes, Sh*t Will Be Blown Up)

"Red Tails" Gets A Second Trailer & Brand New Poster (Oh Yes, Sh*t Will Be Blown Up)

I believe there was some concern about what the focus would be in the George Lucas-produced Tuskegee Airmen actioner, Red Tails, directed by Anthony Hemingway. My comrade Andre Seewood asked in his post a few days ago, whether it’ll be a “tepid feel good story or an unvarnished gaze” at the people, the place and the time.

Given all we’ve seen thus far, including this new trailer and the full poster below, I think we can lean towards the former.

This looks like, first and foremost, an action adventure movie folks! So I wouldn’t go looking for some treatise on the black combat experience during WWII, that’s heavy on the racism that enveloped this country at the time, and the discrimination, both within and outside the army, these men in uniform faced even as they represented their country with distinction. I don’t think Lucas is really interested in that. At least not with this movie, if the marketing for it so far is of any indication.

As my title states, shit will be blown up! A reductive statement, I know, but you get my point :)

Will this be a movie that the real Tuskegee Airmen would be proud of? I dunno… it may be the case of this succeeding almost solely as an action movie starring black actors, and not necessarily as a film celebrating the contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen – men that many in the film’s target audience may know very little about.

The film’s cast includes: Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Tristan Wilds, Method Man, Lee Tergesen, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Andre Royo and Jesse Williams.

Watch the brand new trailer below; the full poster follows underneath (by the way, I noticed that, on the poster, Aaron McGruder is listed as a co-screenwriter, along with John Ridley. This is the first time I’m hearing Aaron’s name mentioned in any connection with this film; also, when was the last time Cuba Gooding Jr got top billing on any major motion picture?):

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Comments

Jeanette Marable

Great poster. Looking forward to seeing the movie. I love Michael B. Jordan. Very talented.

Clnmike

The dogfights look great, i hope it isnt cliche loaded.

sfp326

January 20th release folks. This is going to be a complete, cliche ridden dog.

other song

definitely a better trailer.

I’ll check this one out. If only for the dogfights and Wallace from the Wire

Colored

A film about black men. With no black men in the poster. Fox hoping people they can sell on planes I see. Easier sell than the faces of string black men serving their country with dignity.

Tamara

Time for some action! Yeah!

I like the poster.

Afrostyling

@Darkan, my first thought was “why is Cuba getting top billing?”
That being said, i am really getting excited for this movie. The poster is awesome!

Geneva Girl

There’s enough eye candy to make this a good girls night out flick, but enough explosions that hubby will want to come along too.

Rodney

The poster is off the hook. Notice the German jet fighter in the background (Me-262). The Tuskegee airmen were credited with shooting down 3 of these planes, the first jet aircraft introduced in battle.

darkan

“when was the last time Cuba Gooding Jr got top billing on any major motion picture?”
I said the same thing to myself when I saw the poster Tambay. And it’s over Terrence Howard? Go figure… :-)

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