This movie...was not good. Bad script. Bad choice of actors. Bad execution. Good flight scenes. The corny this dude falling in love with this white woman a 1000 feet in the air (ahh that's freedom isn't it? I mean really?) Never mind those guys had their BLACK wives and Black girlfriends whom they loved names written on their planes. God forbid a white woman be portrayed as a jumpoff piece of ass.
No, actually he (the best damn pilot on the base) just fell in love....with a WOMAN...PERIOD!
Exactly, Lightning spotted the Italian babe from afar and that's how that scene was supposed to be read [read: Love At First Sight]. I didn't have a problem with it.
What interesting is this didn't happen in America, where he could have picked black women but choose a white or Italian woman. No, he was IN ITALY, and picked an ITALIAN women. This happened all the time, servicemen would pick and fall in love with the people of whatever region they were stationed in.
So, not sure why if you're black and single stationed somewhere you're supposed to live like a monk until you get back to America, or find a needle in a haystack, a black Italian woman.
Also, no one seems to give a damn how this relationship ENDED. No, the people who complain could care less, just that him picking an Italian women, again, IN ITALY, I guess makes black women look bad somehow? Or I guess makes black MEN look bad (ie, should have acted like a monk until he got back home)? Nevermind the message it sends about how it all turned out in the end. I actually thought people would be PLEASED it ended the way it did (as a sort of vindication to those who hate couplings like that or feel he was "colorstruck" regardless of the context), but no, too busy being focused on the fact it happened at all.
Whatever. I might see the movie again, I loved it. It was a simple popcorn film but I think that was the point.