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Stealth (2005)

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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.

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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... Written by austin4577@aol.com

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Rated PG-13 for intense action, some violence, brief strong language and innuendo | See all certifications »

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$135,000,000 (estimated)

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$474,065 (Spain) (16 September 2005)

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$537,015 (Brazil) (16 September 2005)
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Airship jet refueling does not exist. An Airship uses buoyancy (lighter than air) to fly. It is considerable slower than jet aircraft. The airship would also have to cope with the large change of weight during air refueling. It would have to release gas when it delivers a large amount of fuel. An airship would also be designed to be very aerodynamic, especially if it needs to fly as fast as a jet. All the externally visible structures would be inside to reduce aerodynamic drag. See more »

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Lt. Henry Purcell: If I have to, I will blast your aero-elastic ass right out of the sky.
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Performed by Kasabian
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Thoughtless, but entertaining in a non-insulting way (that's good)
30 July 2005 | by (Princeton, NJ) – See all my reviews

Stealth is devoid of higher thinking (or maybe any thinking at all). However it has couple of good things going for it:

1. Special effects are well-used. the planes and missiles and explosions rock. the dog fights do not rely on editing but are given a good effort.

2. Yes the premise is dumb - we assume correctly it would not be supported by thoughtful investigation into the mechanics behind the artificial pilot. However, the movie recognizes this fact and does not pretend to have given the matter much thought. It is straight and honest, though still mindless. But hey, that's alright sometimes.

3. The story is simple, but not linear - and that counts for a lot in a movie of this type, because it is unexpected and not required. Stealth has moments where it feels like an epic, albeit a mind-free one.

4. Have you noticed that it's often better to imply a romantic sentiment between the main characters rather than slamming it in your face, especially in an action movie which has precious little time to develop the relationship to begin with? You haven't? Uh that's not good... Anyway, Stealth doesn't kid us with a hasty obligatory romance but gives its characters some room to maneuver between inter-pilot and inter-personal relationships. What was the last summer popcorn movie you can remember that similarly uh, respected our intelligence? I am giving Stealth a lot of credit here. Let's just say if it insulted my intelligence, I was happy to let it slide this time because I was having a good time.

5. Ultimately Stealth is entertaining from beginning to end. It "respects" our intelligence by not appearing to be smarter than dumb. Stupid is less stupid when it doesn't pretend.

I hope you give this movie a chance, and notice how it differs in the formula and execution from what you may have anticipated and from other mindless summer blockbusters.

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