Earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending the New York City Red Tails premiere at Zeigfeld Theater. A film that has taken George Lucas 20 years to make because he was so passionate about the story and making sure it was done right. “I wanted to do something more personal, something about the individual pilots and what they went through and the guys that loved to fly,” said Lucas.
The entire cast along with hollywood heavyweights like Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson showed up for the premiere.
The movie was amazing. Those that usually shy away from historical films penning them as moving slow and boring, this is not what you will get when seeing Red Tails. Garnered number three in the amount of special effects exhibited after Star Wars and Avatar, the movie is not only action packed but a part of our history that is portrayed in an extremely entertaining manner.
I was definitely on the edge of my seat for several of the missions. Discrimination, courage, and discipline are all displayed. The cast was stellar on film and hilarious off. I had the pleasure of interviewing Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley and Tristan Wilds recently about the film and laughed from the time the interviews started until I said my goodbyes. Check it out below.
You can view the trailer here and make sure to support Red Tails when it hits theaters January 20th.