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The Fastest Way To Clean Your Gun Is To Shoot A Couple Of People With It

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

We ended up watching Red Tails yesterday, and while I love war movies, this one is not among my favorites. On the contrary, it's probably going to rank somewhere among the worst. From the start, it was already a hit and miss, as the introduction credits were in red (most likely as a wink to the title), but they totally distracted from the action during the opening sequence. While I'll admit that is nitpicking, the rest of the movie did not fare any better. For its lineup of stars (Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Gerald McRaney, and even Method Man), the acting was weak sauce. What frustrated most of all, however, was the sound quality. The dogfights had no punch, you weren't blown away by explosions, and everything sounded hollow and tinny. When you have some lame music to build up a major air combat scene, you really have to wonder what Lucasfilm and Twentieth Century Fox were thinking.
We ended up watching Red Tails yesterday, and while I love war movies, this one is not among my favorites. On the contrary, it's probably going to rank somewhere among the worst. From the start, it was already a hit and miss, as the introduction credits were in red (most likely as a wink to the title), but they totally distracted from the action during the opening sequence. While I'll admit that is nitpicking, the rest of the movie did not fare any better. For its lineup of stars (Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Gerald McRaney, and even Method Man), the acting was weak sauce. What frustrated most of all, however, was the sound quality. The dogfights had no punch, you weren't blown away by explosions, and everything sounded hollow and tinny. When you have some lame music to build up a major air combat scene, you really have to wonder what Lucasfilm and Twentieth Century Fox were thinking.
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