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Watch 7 minutes of Red Tails now

Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Will George Lucas prove to be a filmmaking and financial genius once again? If Red Tails makes back its $60 million dollar budget, then Hollywood studios might see the success of the film as the open invitation to make more (read: bigger budgeted) movies with a black cast.

 

 

I sincerely hope that Red Tails will be judged on its own merits and whether it's a good movie. If it is, then the added bonus will be in it helping to increase the chances of work for more black actors (and by way of extension, more roles for actors of all backgrounds.)

So far there's been no early reviews for Red Tails, but I'll keep my ears open and report back when they begin to finally surface.

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I've already seen like 30 seconds of 'Red Tails' in a commercial, and that was more than enough.  I didn't realize Lucas was involved at the time, and it's surprising since he doesn't make that many movies, but the quality seems consistent with his work.  I do want to be fair to the movie, and it does look a bit hilarious, but usually movies that look so bad they're good are usually just bad.