Monday, 14 May 2012

Stealth Review (Updated)









Stealth


Release Date: 8th September 2005 - Australia


Production Companies
Columbia Pictures Corporation
Original Film
Phoenix Pictures
Laura Ziskin Productions
AFG Talons Productions

Distribution 
Sony Pictures Australia


Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 121 minutes


Budget: $135,000,000

Box Office Gross: $76,932,872
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
Breathtaking from take-
off, it thrusts you in the
cockpit, hits Mach 5
and never looks back.
Henry, Ben and Kara
are hands down the
world's best tatical
fighter pilots. But a new
member joins their team,
a state-of-the-art, fully-
automated, pilotless,
super-stealth warplane -
inhuman and invincible.
But once this stealth goes
up it's never coming down,
wreaking destruction in
seconds across the globe,
leaving the team with
one last no-fail mission:
to stop it - no matter what.


Cast
Josh Lucas - Lt. Ben Gannon
Jessica Biel - Lt. Kara Wade
Jamie Foxx - Lt. Henry Purcell
Sam Shepard - Capt. George Cummings
Joe Morton - Capt. Dick Marshfield
Richard Roxburgh - Dr. Keith Orbit
Ian Bliss - Lt. Aaron Shaftsbury
Ebon Moss-Bachrach - Tim
David Andrews - Ray
Wentworth Miller - EDI (Voice)

Crew
Director - Rob Cohen
Writer - W.D. Ritcher
Producers - Mike Medavoy,
Neal H. Moritz & Laura Ziskin
Production Designers - Jonathan Lee &
J. Michael Riva
Costume Designer - Lizzy Gardiner
Director of Photography - Dean Semler
Visual Effects Supervisor: Animal Logic - Chris
Godfrey
Visual Effects Supervisor - Joel Hynek
Film Editor - Stephen E. Rivkin
Music Supervision - Bob Badami
Music - BT


Review
STEALTH has a good premise, but unfortunately the film's realism needs to be improved in order to meet some of its contenders such as TOP GUN. Though many claim this box office misfire has taken some elements and few ideas from that original picture, it can be said of STEALTH that it can be criticised for having exposition and dry dialogue which are among its shortcomings. I do praise its photography and visual effects as these aspects of the film make this a visual delight and enjoyable. It even includes interesting parts such as in the movie's mid half where one of the main characters dies is just sad. The acting is typically good coming from few of the main actors like Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx. They weren't good enough to save STEALTH from falling in to a crash landing. 

This movie is probably not Rob Cohen's finest work and is simply an average one. Definitely worth the watch for one time, but nothing to rush out and watch in a hurry.

Star rating: (3/5) Average


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