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“I look at it like the black answer to “Indiana Jones.” That was a dated period piece. That was an action piece, and I’m telling you when you’re sitting in the theater, you feel like you’re flying the planes. We had this screening in Chicago, and [afterward] I had dinner with James Earl Jones. We were telling him we don’t know how this is going to play foreign. He whispers, “It’s ‘Star Wars’ for black people.” I go, “Really?” He goes, “Man, the cockpit scenes alone, the kids did alright.” [Laughs] And he’s absolutely right! You feel like you’re shooting the Death Star, and the Stormtroopers are shooting you. Well, these are Nazis. Same thing.”

Cuba Gooding Jr.  on ‘Red Tails,’ and what James Earl Jones thought about it, too.

I look at it like the black answer to “Indiana Jones.” That was a dated period piece. That was an action piece, and I’m telling you when you’re sitting in the theater, you feel like you’re flying the planes. We had this screening in Chicago, and [afterward] I had dinner with James Earl Jones. We were telling him we don’t know how this is going to play foreign. He whispers, “It’s ‘Star Wars’ for black people.” I go, “Really?” He goes, “Man, the cockpit scenes alone, the kids did alright.” [Laughs] And he’s absolutely right! You feel like you’re shooting the Death Star, and the Stormtroopers are shooting you. Well, these are Nazis. Same thing.”

Cuba Gooding Jr.  on ‘Red Tails,’ and what James Earl Jones thought about it, too.

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