DRIVE-BY GEEKERY: "Red Tails” (2012)

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Since we're a science fiction site, "Red Tails," the World War II picture about the Tuskegee Airmen, is pretty much beyond our purview. Given that this is a Lucasfilm, however, there are of course two, possibly three bits of pointless geekery thrown in:

1) One of the characters goes by the name of "Raygun" (Played by Tristan Wilds). At one point he shows a toy 1930s Flash Gordon disintegrator pistol, and says it's his good luck charm.

2) Several scenes take place in an officer's club in Italy. The officers club is identical to the Mos Eisley Cantina. Different furniture, no aliens, but otherwise exactly the same, right down to the "We don't serve their kind in here" attitude. (Applied obviously to Black folks as opposed to Droids in Star Wars)

[Possibly] 3) I didn't hear this myself, but Republiboy assures me that in one of the officer's club scenes, the Cantina Band music is playing *VERY FAINTLY* on the juke box in the background.

Fun movie. Not a great movie, but I enjoyed it, and it's very rare I say this about a flick: It honestly had its heart in the right place. Also worth noting that despite the fact that Chris Tucker is not in this movie, Elijah Kelley does the greatest Chris Tucker impression in history.

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