Inspired by a true story
The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Solid performance from James Franco, but that is the best thing I can say about this movie. It's pretty decent entertainment - funny at times, and engagingly exciting for some parts. But over all it's just okay. Jean Reno is quite disappointing, which is regretable, as he's usually quite up there for me. The movie drags a little towards the end, and finishes off in a predictable but nice manner.
I give it a 6/10 it is pretty predictable but the flying scenes are well done and the story is at least somewhat interesting. It has a very low chance that I will rewatch it though. A decent rental but I am glad I did not see it in the theater.
Det här är en sån där film som föräldrarna kanske har hemma på DVD och som ofta görs sällskap utav ett dussin andra ganska mediokra filmer!
Well made and has some fairly exciting flight shots. Unfortunately the story is predictable and boring.
segue no alistamento, treinamento e experiências de combate de um grupo de jovens americanos que se voluntariaram para se tornarem pilotos de caça da Esquadrilha Lafayette - James Franco, Martin Henderson, Abdul Salis, Jean Reno, Jennifer Decker, David Ellison, Tom Sizemore e Tyler Labine.
The best war film in years, a great cast, and incredible story.
Flyboys was a huge gamble in its time of release for not only director Tony Bill, but everyone involved, as it was one of the few modern pictures centering on a part of World War I and not boasting a particularly large cast. It was a gamble that didn't pay off. Frowned upon by critics, and unable to recoup more than a forth of its budget, Flyboys is now, in multiple senses, a curious piece of history.
There is an appeal here, not just for World War I enthusiasts, but action movie buffs in general. They'll likely get their fix. For the rest of us, this is a rather forgettable endeavor. It follows the Lafayette Escadrille, an air squadron in…
There really isn't much to compare Flyboys to due to the lack of movies about aviation in World War I. It could have been a lot better. There were a few of those dramatic moments with uplifting music that's supposed to make you piss yourself in awe - the ones so heavily featured in Disney movies - it never works on me and only takes away from the film. I understand something had to be added, I just think there were other options. The story is nevertheless an amazing one, the film could have been better though.
Overlong flick featuring wooden acting but awesome fight scenes. I get the feeling that Franco didn’t really want to be doing this or repeating these lines. Great aerial footage that kept this from being a total bomb.
This movie has an interesting premises and a bunch of nice actors, but it just doesn't work for me. It's predictable, resorts to the same type of romanticism as Pearl Harbor and has a love story that feels so forced. I'm very interested in WW1 and pilots, but just naah... I had such high hopes for it, but this movie is making me sad.
Lots of great fighting scenes here, but I've seen it a couple of times now and it is damn near impossible to tell who is who. Same issue i have with BLACK HAWK DOWN. Too many of the young pilots look alike!