COURAGE HAS NO COLOR.
In 1944, the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American fighter pilots, finally get a chance to prove their mettle in Italy. A dream project for executive producer George Lucas since the 1980s that never quite feels anchored in reality. The battles up in the air are vivid but rarely look like the real thing, and this feeling is reinforced by standard clichés, flag-waving, superficial romances and would-be heroes who need to overcome personal obstacles. Enthusiastic cast, but the film as a whole is long and flat.
2012-U.S. 125 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Anthony Hemingway. Cast: Nate Parker (Marty “Easy” Julian), David Oyelowo (Joe “Lightning” Little), Tristan Wilds (Ray “Junior” Gannon), Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelly, Cuba Gooding, Jr… Terrence Howard, Michael B. Jordan, Cliff (Method Man) Smith, Bryan Cranston, Gerald McRaney.
Trivia: The story was also told in a TV movie, The Tuskegee Airmen (1995).