First off, the storyline was great. So the story takes place during the WWI. Airplanes were fairly inventions at the time, so this sets the rest of the story up. A few Americans decided to go to France to learn how to fly, using the airplaces for aerial attacks & maneuvers. The first squadron had only 38 people, called the Lafayette Escadrille. Blaine Rawlings [Franco] is the main character that joins the squadron to run away from his arrest for resisting to turn over his family's ranch. Together with his fellow Americans William Jensen, Briggs Lowry, & Eugene Skinner, they learned to fly together. Great way to learn your WWI history I think :)
Secondly, acting is great as well. I don't think I need to go into too much detail about how great Franco's acting is, do I? *giggle* But also Martin Henderson [Cassidy], Jennifer Decker [Lucianne], & all the other actors do an amazing job to bring this movie to life! If this movie can make me laugh & tear up, they've done a pretty darn good job since I'm not usually a crybaby! They did have to learn at least how the planes flew. I believe Franco & another actor even have flying licenses. Pretty dedicated actors if you ask me.
Thirdly, it has action for the fellows & romance for the ladies. There are aerial/dogfights throughout the movie for the guys to enjoy. Also wanna remind you that these fights look extremely real & that even I enjoyed them! Girls can enjoy the cute romance between Rawlings & Lucianne. What can be cuter than a language barrier & still have a blossoming romance? Aww... You'll definitely get some giggles throughout the movie!
Fourthly, just go see the darn movie for yourself! I don't know what the critics said about this movie cuz I certainly don't care what they say. It's worth your money & your time. It's not a flashy Hollywood movie, I promise! It's a old-fashioned good ol' movie for all :)
So as a dedication for this movie, PALM [Paula Annie Louise Mariely] have made a music myspace for this movie :) So feel free to listen the the wonderful music from the movie as well!