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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
The design of the Talon jets is based on the Northrop Grumman Switchblade, a forward-swept swing wing fighter-bomber intended to replace the F-111. See more »
The hi-rise bldg that is blow-up by the bomb is supposed to be in Rangoon Burma. But since scenes of the movie were shot in Thailand and they had a Thai staff, the building was actually CGI-ed in on the west side of the highway leading from downtown Bangkok to the old airport at Don Muang. Watch the cars on the nearby highway. They are driving on the wrong side of the road. Thailand follows the British style of driving on the left. Although they were (and likely because they were) a British colony, Burma followed that style for decades, but a few years ago (in a statement of independence) they flipped the entire roadway system to drive on the right. See more »
Lt. Ben Gannon:
[referring to the possible future replacement of human pilots with artificially-intelligent aircraft]
War's terrible. It's meant to be terrible, and if it stops being terrible, what's going to stop us?
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After the end of the credits, we go back to Korea and see the wreckage of EDI. We pass through most of the wreckage until we stop on EDI's central core. Suddenly, the red eye begins to glow..... See more »
If you like popcorn-action and jets, go see this film.
All right, I really liked this movie and will probably see it again. But I am biased because I have a hobby in military aviation. I'd been dying to see this film and saw it early in the morning on the release date in my town. The movie had fighter jets, aircraft carriers, and Jessica Biel!...What more is there to want!?
But in all seriousness, it should have been clear from the trailer that this was going to be a summer popcorn action flick. I would say that it fulfilled that purpose quite well. It was entertaining. The actions scenes were great. There was some good humor. And the soundtrack was cool.
You shouldn't go into this film expecting to watch an "intellectual" picture. It definitely is not a mind-twister. However, it did bring up the interesting topic of using drones to fight wars and the moral implications of such at thing. That hasn't been brought up much in real life, so it was refreshing that the debate was at raised. But again, this isn't an intellectual film.
It was a fun action movie that all military aviation enthusiasts should see, trust me on this one. There are some other goodies you enthusiasts will find interesting as well.
All in all, for a fun summer flick it was good. My hopes were high for its relations to my interests, and I had lower artistic hopes. My hopes were surpassed, vis-a-vis my aviation interest, and the film did better artistically than I expected. I personally plan on seeing STEALTH(2005) again. However, if you are one that is super-critical about films and don't like leisurely summer popcorn action flicks, wait till it comes out on DVD...but if you're like me, don't wait. Go see it right now!
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