Watch: Flyboys 2006 123movies, Full Movie Online – Before the United States enters World War I, some American youths volunteer for the French military. Subsequently, they become the first U.S. fighter pilots and form a squadron known as the Lafayette Escadrille, whose exploits and heroism become the stuff of legend. This fictional version follows a laconic Texas rancher, an eager Nebraska kid, a Black boxer already in France, and a New York swell, as they arrive green for training, get their baptism by fire when German planes ambush them on their first mission, and graduate to heroics. Rawlings, the Texan, falls in love with a young woman he meets at a brothel..
Plot: 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.
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|6.5/10 Votes: 43,091|
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|47/100 | MetaCritic|
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Cinematic Clichés fly as often as the planes
Do not expect much from the plot as you need not scratch the surface too deeply to experience de’ja vu. (I’ve seen these plot elements before in just about every war/buddy/love story flick I have ever seen).
The acting is decent and the special effects are superb. Do not see this movie with high expectations regarding the plot and you will not be disappointed.
The effects wizards took a page from Howard Hughes as there are plenty of clouds in the air combat scenes to lend a feeling of depth and speed. The dog fights are pretty exciting and worth the price of admission to see on the big screen.
Entertaining War Adventure and Romance
In 1916, a group of young American volunteers join the French Air Force under the command of Captain Georges Thenault (Jean Reno) to fight the Germans in World War I. They are trained by the veteran pilot Reed Cassidy (Martin Henderson), who lost all his pals, and after a couple of missions, the survivors become the respected Lafayette Escadrille. Meanwhile the Texan fighter pilot Blaine Rawlings (James Franco) meets the gorgeous French Lucienne (Jennifer Decker) and despite the difference of languages and culture, they fall in love with each other. Who will survive the war?
“Flyboys” is an entertaining war adventure with a pleasant romance, in the same style of William A. Wellman’s masterpiece “Wings” (1927). The characters are well developed in the concise subplots and the performances are great. The battle scenes are well made as well the special effects. And the beautiful Jennifer Decker is an adorable woman and steals the show. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): “Flyboys”
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 20 min (140 min)
Genre Action, Drama, History
Director Tony Bill
Writer Phil Sears, Blake T. Evans, David S. Ward
Actors James Franco, Jean Reno, Jennifer Decker
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards 2 wins & 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Mitchell 35 mm, Zeiss Primes, Panavision Genesis HD Camera, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints: USA), Technicolor, London, UK (prints: overseas), Midnight Transfer, London, UK
Film Length 3,791 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format HDCAM
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), HDCAM SR (1080p/24) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI), D-Cinema