I just checked out the trailer for the film Red Tails, the George Lucas produced WWII period piece, and it looks awesome. Red Tails is based on the exploits of the Tuskegee Airmen, the all black fighter pilot unit in World War II. Unlike the magical world of Captain America, blacks in the real world weren’t integrated in military units and they faced a ton of racism. The Tuskegee Airmen were a bad ass group of pilots who proved the racist idiots in charge wrong.
As a geek, the real appeal here is the air combat which looks fucking amazing. Remember when Star Wars meant awesome space combat (among many other great things)? Well it looks like that signature air combat style is back in a big way in this film, if the trailer isn’t giving all the goods away.