A Good WW1 Flying Movie?

I’ve always loved WWI planes and related, WWI flying movies such as The Blue Max…. looks like they are seeing if they can do it again with this age’s advanced CGI… I saw a trailer for a new movie called Flyboys, based on a true story (well, technically “inspired by a true story” which means that they really can pull a plot out of their asses if they want….) about Americans fighting for France in WWI. This looks like it has the potential to be good. Being able to do insane flying stunts without endangering pilots, re-creating all the great planes that were around almost 100 years ago….. just awesome potential.

That said, the trailer looks like it’s got a mix of Pearl Harbor in it, with some silly love story mixed in…. also there’s definately something lost when it’s all CG flying. According to the trivia for The Blue Max not only were they real planes, at some points the actual actors were flying them… they even did a “flying under a bridge” stunt over 20 times… in a WW1 plane….. lets see any holywood actor do that these days.

Guess I’ll get to see when it comes out in September.

One Comment on “A Good WW1 Flying Movie?”

  1. Many years ago I saw a movie with 2 men characters and a woman that couldn’t make up her mind which one she loved most. Her possible top choice went off to war and was reported killed in action but instead he was not killed. He was blinded. She chose not to marry the other man in her life and when the blinded love was returned to the States, he was placed in a town not to far from her. He began to write children’s book under an assumed name and when she read some of the books, she was enamored with his gift for writing. She wrote to him and asked if she could visit his small cottage but he always refused. He wanted to keep his handicap a secret. That didn’t stop her and one day she traveled the distance to see him. Upon learning of her arrival he placed all of his furniture in a means that he could fool her into thinking he was able to see. When they finally meet, he does his best to trick her and when asked why he never contacted her after returning he feigned stupidity and said he had a change of heart concerning her. He did not want to burden her with his handicap. She was suspicious and after leaving through the front door she stared back through the window and saw him fumble his way across the room. She cried before going back inside…. etc. etc… I think David Niven may have been in the film. What is it called????