This movie is based on the true story of the first African-American combat unit to serve in World War II. They’d always been told they weren’t smart enough and their reflexes weren’t fast enough and any other reason that could be used to keep them out of flying combat missions. When they’re finally given a chance to show they truly are capable, they make the most of it! They REALLY make the most of it!!! After being skeptical at first, other pilots come to respect them and actually request to have the “Red Tails” fly along on their missions! For being a “war” movie, it still had light-hearted moments and didn’t always take itself too seriously, although there were serious moments, too. I loved the flight and combat sequences and all of the aerial acrobatics flying across the screen! It wasn’t the best movie ever, but I’d say it was definitely above average.