New Releases Flyboys (2006)

Published on January 30th, 2007 | by Chris


New DVDs 1/30

New war movies on DVD this week:

Flyboys (2006) ...

Directed by Oscar winner Tony Bill, this epic drama tells the true story of the Lafayette Escadrille, a group of Americans who volunteered for the French military before the United States entered World War I. Farm boy Blaine Rawlings (James Franco) joins up and soon finds himself on an adventure more exciting than he ever imagined as he and his fellow soldiers become the world's first fighter pilots. Jean Reno stars as their battle-weary leader.

Of course keep in mind this is brought to you by the same folks who brought us such "classics" as Independence Day and Pearl Harbor.  So I'm not expecting a lot of hyper-realism out of this one.  I haven't watched this yet, but from what I've seen in the trailers and such it looks good for a laugh.  (Note to producers.  WWI Biplanes were made of wood and canvas... they're not going to go crashing through a Hindenburning zeppelin in one piece...)

That looks to be it for this week, anyway.  Stay tuned.

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