2000s Stealth (2005)

Published on February 10th, 2007 | by Chris


Stealth (2005)

Review of: Stealth (2005)

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On February 10, 2007
Last modified:October 4, 2012


Just put your rose-colored glasses on, sit back and enjoy the ride. We'll put this one in the "Iron Eagle" school of war flicks, I think. Sure its incredibly hokey and kind of dumb, but its fun.

So not a lot of good things have been said about Stealth.  Eh, I went into this expecting the worst, and came out feeling a little better about it.  Not much, but a little.  Bottom line is it's not as bad as everyone says.  *If* you perform a little "suspension of disbelief" black magic, that is.

Presumably taking place sometime in the near future, a group of Navy pilots are flying a trio of ultra-futuristic Firefox-looking fighter-bomber jet spaceship thingies in tests, and magically get themselves stationed on a carrier.  OK, red flag number one goes up here.  One, these planes appear to be just physically improbable that they'd be stationed on a carrier, I mean the wings didn't even fold (that I could tell) for storage?  And two, *there's only three of these things in existence?*  Anyone ever hear of spare parts?  Qualified mechanics and support staff? Hello?  Well, I guess I'll let it slide.  Why not, right?

Then they are introduced to the fourth member of their squadron, a totally *new and different* model. (See above bits on parts and support crew.)  The kicker is that the plane *is* the pilot, a 100% AI-controlled thinking brain called EDI, or "Eddie" for short (how nice.)

Long story short, Eddie learns some bad behavior from his squadron commander,  decides that he knows best, and takes off on a mission that until now was only a simulation (WarGames anyone?)  Taking out one of his squadron when they try to stop him and causing another to crash land in North Korea (quite a range on these jets, too I might add)

I could go on but I really won't.  So I'll just skip to the ending.  Boy befriends formerly-psycho AI jet who killed his squad-mate and they go on a rescue mission to the Korean DMZ to get the girl.

Just put your rose-colored glasses on, sit back and enjoy the ride.  We'll put this one in the "Iron Eagle" school of war flicks, I think.  Sure its incredibly hokey and kind of dumb, but its fun.

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From the director of XXX and The Fast and The Furious comes an exhilarating epic blockbuster starring Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel and Academy Award(r) Winner Jamie Foxx (Best Actor, RAY, 2004). Breathtaking from take-off, it thrusts you in the cockpit, hits Mach 5 and never looks back...

DVD Information

Binding: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Audience Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Brand: Sony
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Original Release Date:
  • Sam Shepard
  • Josh Lucas
  • Jessica Biel
  • Jamie Foxx


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I've been watching war movies for probably 25 years now. Since December 2006 I've been sharing my habit and passion for these movies here on this site.

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