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Stealth
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Starring: Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Columbia Pictures
Web Site: www.fearthesky.com
Kiddie Movie: They might like the flying, but I doubt it.
Date Movie: Only if you want to make her wonder if you think Jessica Biel has a better body than yours.
Gratuitous Sex: Just Jessica in a bikini.
Gratuitous Violence: Lots of planes shooting at each other.
Action: Lots of planes chasing each other.
Laughs: Not really.
Memorable Scene: The fuel tanker fire was pretty cool.
Memorable Quote: None.
Directed By: Rob Cohen
Produced By: Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Neal Moritz, Laura Ziskin

Stealth
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 2:01 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
I can appreciate a fun action movie for what they are worth, and knowing this I can sometimes suspend disbelief, but for goodness sake, donít give me a robot that goes rouge and then gets a heart. Sorry if I spoiled some of the movie for you, in the course of this review I might spoil it some more, but again, we have an interesting idea for a movie ruined by just making the story too damn complicated.

The story for "Stealth" kinda goes like this. Itís the near future, and instead of just waging a war, now we have a crack Navy flying trio whose sole mission is to take out single terrorist targets wherever they pop-up on the globe. Our trio for this undertaking is Ben (Josh Lucas), Kara (Jessica Biel), and Henry (Jamie Foxx). They are shocked to find out that their crew is getting another wingman, and upon arrival on their aircraft carrier, they find that this wingman is a plane equipped with a super-de-duper advanced artificial intelligence system that is designed to learn from its human counterparts and obey its orders and directives. Their first training mission turns into a real mission when three of the worldís worst terrorist leaders are set to meet in the unfinished building in some weird country. So our four planes are off to get the bad guys, with the computer plane actually figuring out a solution when things donít look to good. Hooray, our heroes saved the day, and there were no casualties, but on the way back to the carrier, lighting strikes Tinman (thatís the call sign they give to our computer plane), his circuits become a little fried, and Ben is even a little more nervous thinking that a plane with a mind of its own might be in charge of a mission.

Low and behold, we get the "how do we get Jessica in some slinky clothing because she has a smoking body" scene, with the trio sent to Thailand for some rest and relaxation. Only their R&R is cut short when a new mission comes up, and the evil Capt. Cummings (Sam Shepard), who must somehow be getting paid a lot of money under the table to push Tinman into service, decides to push Tinman into service. It is here when we find that Tinman has decided that it doesnít need to take orders anymore, it has learned everything it needs to know and must take out the bad guys in its memory banks. So now Ben, Kara, and Henry have to figure out a way to reason with the new super-weapon, and unfortunately some of our crew doesnít make it. But then, as things go, Henry figures out what is really going on, and Tinman is now his friend and they work together to save Kara from more bad people and the truth is finally exposed.

The movie had a simple premise, that with Tinman going rogue and our heroes having to figure out a way to take it down, but instead it gets bogged down with secret government labs, corrupt Captains, and those bad North Koreans. It didnít really need anything more that the initial premise, give me that with some great plane chasing sequences, but instead we get a story more and more convoluted, with sadly, your boring cut to this scene, cut to that scene, make the camera jittery so it seems like things are really shaky, cut to this next scene, and donít forget a love story. 1 star out of 5 for "Stealth." They took a pretty simple movie concept, which had all of the potential it needed, and made it so complicated that you really just donít care.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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