You may have guessed it already, but just in case you didn’t know, I’m Black (African American). What you don’t know is that I’m a history buff, I grew up in Tuskegee, AL and my dad retired from the Air Force.
Therefore, you may think I’m biased… but, I cannot tell a lie – the film Red Tails was pretty good! Radio personalities encouraged listeners to take their sons to see this movie and rightly so (I think it’s good for the whole family, although I didn’t take my boys because they don’t sit through movies yet – unless it’s Cars).
I, too, suggest this as a family outing for families of all nationalities. The young boys I observed during the movie were extremely engaged, excited, and enthralled – if for no other reason – because
1. Planes blew up
2. Buildings blew up
3. Cars blew up
But with the historical backdrop and strong motivational messages weaved in, there’s opportunity for great family discussions and learning. I enjoyed the casting and the special effects. The story line – while not an in-depth drama – was appropriately educational, inspirational, and perfect for this movie format.
So I give it two thumbs up!