I know, I know. I didn’t expect to be watching this film either. My girlfriend brought it round and so it got put on.
I was pleasantly surprised, don’t get me wrong it’s a typical sort of love story, man finding his way after being lost film. But Steve Carell is just an actor who you can engage with in these sorts of roles and Ryan Gosling also does a good job too.
Probably not is the answer to the title. I was so looking forward to Rampart. I like Woody Harrelson, I think he’s a really good actor and he is, he is really good in this.
I’m sorry to say I was always sceptical of the hype surrounding this movie as it was distributed in the US by the Weinstein Company, known, if for nothing else, for creating an almighty buzz about their movies come Oscar time.
I may have mentioned in the past that I’m not keen on thinking about ‘who-dunnit’ in a movie or trying to ‘second-guess’ what’s-what from the start. I like to be surprised by a movie, I like it to reveal itself as we go through together.
When I came out of this film I met my girlfriend to go and have dinner. She didn’t want to see the movie as she thought it might be a little scary.
“How was the movie?” she asked. A perfectly valid question. However, one I was completely stumped to answer.
“Not sure I’m cut out for movie reviewing,” I said, “I’ve no idea what to say about this film”.
“That’s a review all by itself,” she pointed out.
Red Tails has been a long time coming, George Lucas has been working on it for quite some time, I first heard about it around a year a go, I think I saw an early posted that had been mocked up. Right off the bat I knew exactly the sort of film he was making, and lordy did I ever want to be proved wrong…
The story is about the African American pilots in the Tuskegee air command. They were the first African American pilots and endured chronic racism as well as shoddy, second-hand equipment.