Stealth

July 29th, 2005







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Plot
Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pilots struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control ... before it initiates the next world war.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 4.8/10 (27,499 voted)

Critic's Score: 35/100

Director: Rob Cohen

Stars: Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx

Storyline
In the near future, the Navy develops a fighter jet piloted by an artificial intelligence computer. The jet is placed on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific to learn combat manuevers from the human pilots aboard. But when the computer develops a mind of its own, it's the humans who are charged with stopping it before it incites a war...

Cast:
Josh Lucas - Lt. Ben Gannon
Jessica Biel - Lt. Kara Wade
Jamie Foxx - Lt. Henry Purcell
Sam Shepard - Capt. George Cummings
Richard Roxburgh - Dr. Keith Orbit
Joe Morton - Capt. Dick Marshfield
Ian Bliss - Lt. Aaron Shaftsbury
Ebon Moss-Bachrach - Tim
Michael Denkha - Naval Controller
Rocky Helton - Master at Arms
Clayton Adams - USS Abraham Lincoln Sailor
Maurice Morgan - USS Abraham Lincoln Sailor
Woody Naismith - USS Abraham Lincoln Sailor (as Christopher Naismith)
Charles Ndibe - USS Abraham Lincoln Sailor
Nicholas Hammond - Executive Officer

Taglines: Fear The Sky



Details

Official Website: Columbia Tristar [France] | Sony Pictures [United States] |

Release Date: 29 July 2005

Filming Locations: Australia

Box Office Details

Budget: $100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $13,251,545 (USA) (31 July 2005) (3495 Screens)

Gross: $76,932,872 (Worldwide)



Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
500 gallons of gasoline were used for the explosion in the Alaska airfield sequence. NASA had to be notified of it in advance because it was so big.

Goofs:
Factual errors: In the war game scenario at the beginning, the planes are getting heckled by both Anti-Aircraft Artillery and Surface-to-Air Missiles. SAMs are only useful when the planes are flying above 500 feet, however, so they should have been no problem. Likewise AAA does not criss-cross as shown, for fear of destroying each other.

Quotes:
Lt. Ben Gannon: You know what i think?
Lt. Henry Purcell/ Lt. Kara Wade/ Lt. Ben Gannon: Don't think drink!



User Review

A movie I shouldn't have seen and neither should you

Rating: 1/10

Every now and then a movie comes along that really makes you wonder at the depths of human nature, the very intricate framework that binds us together in society. Stealth is one such movie, if of course you replace "human nature" with "Jessica Biel's cleavage", and "intricate framework" with "mind-numbingly bad plot and acting".

It all begins simply enough with the same old introduction of the piloting dream team (for more information on high flying dream teams, please reference Top Gun, Apollo 13, and the 1992 Olympic Men's Basketball Finals). Surely enough, one of them is a visible minority, one a woman, and one a version of white machismo incarnate. So, at this point in the movie, can you already guess who's going to sacrifice themselves for the team, who's going to need rescuing, and who's going to save the day? Good, good, and we're only 30 seconds into the opening credits. Next, enter the 'wave of the future' that's obviously going to turn evil and yada-yada-yada. Then, of course, mysteriously relocate the technician who's nervous about the doomsday implications of said future-wave. Same old, same old. Can we see some boobies yet? Yes, yes we can.

We then continue aimlessly through this movie as it twists and turns… and twists some more… and then, seemingly at the end of its contortion, starts twisting back to where it came from – the sewer. Joined the whole way by bad dialog, a senseless plot and a host of mispronunciations, not the least of which was "Tajikistan" (pronounced tie-gee-kee-stan by our venerable commander), this movie begins on a downward spiral which ultimately emerges as a two hour Army recruitment commercial. Cue the rescue, and with it the fact that these pilots all have better aim than the guys trained to shoot, and you have a movie.

So, what was it about this movie that was supposed to be good again? Ah, I remember, the special effects, the ones that have been assaulting our eyes on TV every ten minutes for the past month and a half. They couldn't possibly fail there, right? Wrong. In some scenes, the planes would have been better off being constructed of plasticine, and the terrible digital flames marking the sight of one pilot's unfortunate and entirely foreseeable demise might as well have been drawn by hand for all the effect they had.

In short, this movie is awful, but who knows, someone out there might like it. So if you're the kind of person who still wonders how they get the caramel inside the Caramilk bar, go see this movie, otherwise, you might just go Oedipus on your eyes.









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