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Tgunner29 Aug 2018 4:17 p.m. PST

A movie like this could have been really great. But man, it looks like Pearl Harbor… Chinese style.

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A meh blockbuster? Chinese propaganda? A missed opportunity?

So close to being a great movie about the Allied/Chinese effort in the air war over China in WWII. How great of a movie could this had been if it had been based off this book???? This book was one of my absolute favorites when I was a kid back in the '70's. I must have read it 10 times cover to cover and the parts about Claire Chennault, the Chinese Air Force, and later the AVG were the ones I read over and over again.

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Well, at least we get to see Chinese piloted I-16 monoplanes in action.

Thresher0129 Aug 2018 4:26 p.m. PST

All of the above…….

jdginaz29 Aug 2018 6:38 p.m. PST

Good book also read it in the '70s, when I was in high school.

Maha Bandula29 Aug 2018 8:08 p.m. PST

Those special effects look really iffy.

Personal logo Unlucky General Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2018 9:00 p.m. PST

A very good trailer. Gives you a good feel for how the movie will be. One to avoid for my money.

PzGeneral30 Aug 2018 3:10 a.m. PST

I know I'm wrong…but is that a gag?

Old Wolfman30 Aug 2018 5:35 a.m. PST

The author of "Cyborg",it appears. But may be worth a curious look-see.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2018 8:08 a.m. PST

It looks both terrible and sort of cool at the same time.

And there are a LOT of planes involved…

BuckeyeBob30 Aug 2018 8:48 a.m. PST

Maybe 10 minutes of good movie there. The rest is cliches's, malarky, and some love interest so the women aren't too bored.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2018 10:24 a.m. PST

I bought my house from Claire Chennaultl's daughter.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2018 2:14 p.m. PST

Glad for this thread. I was unaware of this book!

Mark 131 Aug 2018 1:40 p.m. PST

I don't object to the OP perspective, but …

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-Mark
(aka: Mk 1)

King Cobra02 Sep 2018 12:38 p.m. PST

RRW was a great read.
Desperate times, brave fighters.

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