as i wound down for the evening with some tv, i happened to see the trailer for a movie that i want to see. i knew that it was coming up, and had heard some interesting drama about making the movie. what movie am i talking about? red tails. i mean, the story of the tuskegee airmen is inspiring, amazing, and should be told. it needs to be told. so, yes, when i heard that it was being made i was excited. it's got a pretty solid cast of veteran actors. when i heard that lucasfilm was doing it, and fronting a lot of money because they were having trouble finding backing, i thought even cooler. good story, continued slight against the people it's about, sounds worth seeing.
and then i saw this trailer on tv. now, the version i found on youtube is a low budge recording someone did and posted. i couldn't actually find the version i saw tonight on the official pages, but it's on tv nonetheless
what the eff. that trailer had me seriously scared about the quality of this movie. frankly, a trailer like that makes me think the film was a a big, stanky turd. anachronistic much? i get that you may spice up a commercial to grab an audience. and, depending on what you're advertising during, it may even really grab your target. here's the thing: i was watching the daily show. yes, that is a "younger" audience, but i'm thinking that people that watch the daily show and its satirical take on american culture may be looking for something with more substance in a movie. maybe like this:
then again, maybe everyone watching the daily show is stoned and the flashing colors and synth beats is just what they need to get them to see a movie about a rarely spoken of piece of american history.