Ok the opening credits... the first thing that came on the screen was a statement that made the whole theatre room go silent. It was such a deep statement... that's all I 'm going to say. Right after that, bright skies, planes flying, bullets flying... and in a bold font text i see the title "Red Tails". The exhilarating flight scenes throughout the film are simply fantastic. Very well made visually. There is also a true connection made from the character pilots and the audience. It is very character driven which is a key to telling a story. The movie depicted how the times were back then. Anyone who knows history about the Tuskegee air men know that this films overall story is based on facts. Of course a movie like this may have exaggerated some of the personas and situations, but the over all the incidents of the Tuskegee air men and the racial aspects of that time error, is well conveyed. What I liked most about this film is that every time I was going to make a prediction, I was dumb founded and the unexpected occurred. Only one part I knew what was going to happen, and that was the loss of someone at the end of which i will not name so not to spoil the movie. I think this film is a good depiction of the human spirit rising above racial indifference, especially for the white soldiers depicted in the film. I did however feel the film was a bit light weight on showing the racism. In the film, black soldiers were viewed from white government officials as lower levels of intelligence and in some scenes referred to as "boy" and "nigger". There is basically a light touch of the racism shown in the film from American whites and German Whites, but it seemed to be a bit too good to be true when there was so much fellowship that fol owed in another scene. I would watch this again because its exhilarating and a spirit lifter film. Also educational. If you haven't seen it yet, go see it. And try to have an open mind. There is also a nice romantic interracial love in the film that sorta drags viewes through the movie. I rate this movie "SAFE". MEANING : It stays on the safe side of not conveying white nor black people as entirely ignorant. The movie shows the human spirit as its highest in the line by Neyo, "And you call us colored?" or "you got the nerve to call us colored...." something like that. lol. Go see it! I cant say the same about being SAFE for the conveyance of the Germans. The Germans seem to be just plain on bad guys in this film. I guess the producers thought viewers like seeing Germans killed, destroyed and defeated with a hell of a lot of ego..lol. Sorry to spoil some things, but then I did warn yah.