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LINCOLN

LINCOLN – THE STORY TELLER

Definitely worthy of a FULL price ticket

OK everyone, get your pin and paper out because your getting ready to be told a historic story that changed the United States forever.

As President Lincoln struggles to deal with the reality of the Civil War, he pushes his political party and a few others to approve the 13th amendment so that slavery can be abolished.

Bravo! Bravo! Daniel Day-Lewis who played Abraham Lincoln, did an outstanding job portraying who some believe to be one of the greatest presidents the United States has ever had. We thought we knew a lot about this era from our studies throughout life, but either we weren’t paying attention or sometimes a visual picture is better than words.

Its a little long and there aren’t any sex scenes or car chases to keep your heart pumping, but the actors were outstanding and the storyline was intriguing and informative. You won’t be dissapointed and if you have some kids who need a study session in history this is the film to take them too.

RED TAILS

RED TAILS – HISTORY TAKES FLIGHT

Grab your family and see this film. It’s worth a full price admission ticket.

There was plenty of press about this film before it came out. Enough to grab our attention and make us want to see what all the fuss was about. We are glad we paid attention, because this was educational and entertaining all at the same time.

If you don’t know the history behind the film, Red Tails is a story about the Tuskegee Airmen, an all black fighter pilot program who were discriminated against during World War II. They were prevented from flying combat missions and forced to fly mostly ground missions. All because of the color of their skin. Due to the persistance of Colonel A.J. Bullard (Terrence Howard), they were finally given an opportunity to prove themselves as legitimate fighter pilots and boy, did they.

Make no mistake – this is not a documentary. So don’t come expecting to see actual clips from the war or to see what the actual Tuskegee Airmen look like today. This story is told from a specific perspective to give the viewer insight around what these men dealt with during this era. Further, it highlighted some of the succesful missions they flew, which garnered the respect of their fellow white fighter pilots.

Now that we have set the stage, we can go on with the show.   As you watch this film you will find plenty of mini stories wrapped into one. There’s struggle, pain, love, humor and triumph all wrapped into one. Of course, there’s plenty of flying action and even some educational scenes to help you understand the struggle that these men faced.

Based on the educational factor alone, we believe that this is a film should be enjoyed by the entire family. Couple that with the action flying scenes and you have a film worthy of a full price admission ticket.  Tail your friends! You won’t be disappointed with this one.