David Banner Speaks On Red Tails

blame it on Meka January 23, 2012

David Banner was a special guest columnist over at Black Enterprise, and he provided his insight on the film Red Tails which was released this past Friday (January 20th)…

With that said, my critique of the film must be put in the proper context. The gaps in the storyline and the lack of in-depth character development reflect the shear amount of material the director, writers and producers attempted to include in the film. Trying to cover the realities of war, incredible fight scenes, a love story, character nuances and the racial-political realities of the military in a two-hour movie is certainly challenging. The story of the Tuskegee Airmen themselves—their triumphs, their tragedies, their battles in combat and their battles at home—is too great a story to be condensed into a two-hour time frame. It is for this reason that Lucas himself is on record as saying that he plans to produce both a sequel (covering the experiences of the pilots after returning home) and a prequel (documenting their flight training at Tuskegee University) if Red Tails proves to be successful.

It’s an interesting read, so head over to Black Enterprise right now to view it in its entirety.

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