I saw George Lucas talking about Red Tails on The Daily Show. He made some comments about it being in the style of old WWII movies. Seemed kinda like he was concerned that people would find the movie corny or campy, and he was trying to convince potential viewers that it was made that way on purpose.
If that's the case, it doesn't bode well. If the guy who directed the Star Wars prequels and produced Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull is worried that Red Tails is too corny, well...holy cow. It might make Flyboys look like The Right Stuff.
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who keeps thinking of the well-made HBO movie about the Tuskegee Airmen. It's annoyed me a bit to see Red Tails presented as if it's the first movie to tell this great story. Lucas talked about how he felt pressure to get Red Tails done while some of the Airmen were still alive, so they could see their story told to the public...I couldn't help thinking "That's already been done...and possibly better."
Having said all that, I do hope it's good. I hope it's great. It's a fantastic story, and it could stand to be told a dozen times...as long as it's told well.
If you find yourself beginning a sentence with "I hate to say this, but..." -- don't say it. Or admit that you actually can't wait to say it.