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||Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie
Foxx, Sam Shepard
They might like the flying, but I doubt it.
||Only if you want
to make her wonder if you think Jessica Biel has a better
body than yours.
||Just Jessica in a
||Lots of planes
shooting at each other.
||Lots of planes
chasing each other.
||The fuel tanker
fire was pretty cool.
||Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Neal Moritz, Laura Ziskin
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.
A Movie Review
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
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!!