Stealth

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  1. Tino

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    Heard this one is horrible. Painful dialog and little action.

    Also that the marketing and ads for the film are misleading.

    People are going to be pissed!

    I thought it looked interesting. Anyone else see it?
     
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    I haven't seen it, but I have a coworker who has been just dying to see it, because it looks like a train wreck.

    Harry at AICN thought it was dumb, but still fun.

    Jason
     
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    So now what, the A.I. plane is going to say "sorry" and blow itself up? Or are we only going to see about 5 minutes of flying?

    It looked generic when I saw the trailer for the first time.
     
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    Probably that Jaime Foxx is being portrayed as the lead in ads to capitalize on his popularity and Oscar win while he is actually has a supporting role in the film and its actually Josh Lucas who his the lead.
     
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    To me, it looks like yet another loud Action movie.
    I'll skip this one even with Josh Lucas in it.
    Cross Top Gun with Firefox and you got Stealth.
     
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    Looks like about 1/2 dozen anime films or shows i have seen. Macross Plus, is what mostly comes to mind.
     
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    Yeah, but a script by W.D. Richter. That merits a look, I think.
     
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    I've actually seen the trailer so many times I'm totally burnt out on seeing the film itself.
     
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    I actually think it's quite the opposite. You basically see Jaime Foxx in the trailer for the first 10 seconds and then you never see him again. I was actually thinking "The man's won the friggin' Oscar and they don't even try to capitalize on that!" while seeing the trailer in theaters.
     
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    I think it looks fun, I could use a little mindless fun right about now just to unwind, I mean i've already seen every major film I wanted to see this summer, so why not, ya know?

    Plus, Jessica Biel in a bikini, how does that hurt it? [​IMG]
     
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    Best Buy has a free dvd out in stores now with some behind the scenes on this movie and a trailer with a few other trailers as well.

    It looks like a fun ride. The trailer is full 5.1 and anamorphic, it looks and sounds great in the theater. This one I'll most likely buy blind.
     
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    Ebert's review is pretty funny. 1.5 stars from him.
     
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    Just got back from Stealth and really had fun with what I saw. The best part being that it had a story direction I wasn't really expecting, but was glad they headed towards.

    Not perfect, of course, but capably directed and quite a lot of fun. Certainly as much fun as any military vehicle movie has been in a decade. And for every preposterous element (ring of fire) there is something that just made me giddy (refueling zepplin). Loud, explosive, pretty, fast, and fun.
     
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    Your card has been revoked Alex.

    Your new boardname will be Plant McShill [​IMG]

    Take care,
    Chuck
     
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    Alex

    How is it compared to The Island?
     
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    Ahahaha! Truth be told, I've liked a good deal of 2005 so far. Not as many 'slam dunk' movies as previous years (like a Pirates of the Caribbean or Kill Bill Vol 1), but a good deal of enjoyable material.

    As a comparison, The Island is brimming with more ideas, and I think Bay is able to deliver better action sequences. So I liked The Island more.

    But, I'm a sucker for a good military toy movie and Stealth is very much in the mold of Firefox, which I still enjoy. Cohen is solidly in his Fast and Furious directing mode, so you get more than a few shots following the 'wiring' or 'pipes' and fast shots implying speed. Very few practical effects, of course, given that the planes don't exist, but to their credit I forgot it was CG much of the time. I'd liken it to PC games, where flight sims are more readily able to get that photo-real effect because aircraft are so easily modeled.

    I wanted a Military Toy Movie, and I think it was on the money in that respect.
     
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    I just got back from this, and the trailers were a bit misleading. I was expecting a real turd, and it was a bit better than that (although not great). It was pretty predictable, however, except for the turning point in the movie (which admittedly I didn't see coming).
     
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    Dumb question unrelated to Stealth - why go see a film you're expecting to be utter crap?
     

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