You really should. It's not just a post. It's literature.
> From IMD: "The adventures of the
> Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who
> volunteered for the French military before
> the U.S. entered World War I, and became the
> country's first fighter pilots."
> The Grouchmate and I saw this film on a
> "date night" a couple of weeks
> ago. Actually, it was Grouchmate's idea that
> we go, I wouldn't have suggested it myself
> because it is so hard to get her to go to a
> movie ( G.M.:"But we're not really
> together , we're just sitting
> together!" OTG: "SHEESH!")
> "Flyboys" is a mostly true story
> following the adventures of several U.S.
> young men who, looking for a purpose, or
> trying to escape a past, travel to France to
> learn how to fly and become fighter pilots.
> For the most part the movie is entertaining
> and inoffensive, if just a tad slow in the
> middle, and of course, there is the
> requisite romance with a young French gal
> who is caring for her orphaned siblings.
> The flying sequences are computer enhanced,
> so don't look for realism, and the bullets
> from the machine guns (nearly invisible in
> real time) are depicted as spiraling smoke
> trails in order to give some immediacy and
> sense of danger to the dog fights. Despite
> this little irritating detail the story line
> is compelling and the characters are
> likable, if not just a tad one dimensional.
> The main character, Blaine Rawlings, was
> last seen onscreen as Spiderman's best
> friend Harry Osborne, and it is he who has
> the onscreen romance and is also the center
> of the movie.
> The remaining characters are almost
> incidental to the plot-line, any actor could
> have played them, the preacher's son
> (singing Onward Christian Soldiers as he
> shoots down the enemy), the worthless scion
> of a wealthy industrialist, and the
> expatriate African American (they called
> them Negroes back then) boxer, and the guy
> who couldn't hit the broad side of a barn
> (predictably becoming a hero later). Yet as
> an ensemble they all contribute to the
> pleasant viewing experience. Is
> "pleasant" not what you want to
> Sorry, this is not an "edgy" type
> film, it is, whether it was planned or not,
> family entertainment.
> This film is suitable for all ages and, by
> now, is only to be seen on an upcoming dvd