08/06/2005: Thought for the Day:
At various times, this movie wants to be different things. For a while, it's a Top Gun clone. Then it's War Games with a dose of the Star Trek episode "A Taste of Armageddon". ("War has to be messy!") Ultimately, it turns into Knight Rider in a Plane. It will come as no surprise that Stealth fails to provide any three-dimensional characters. The action, while high on pyrotechnics, is low on suspense. I suppose the aerial dogfights are cool - all five minutes of them (if you add them up). And the sight of Jessica Biel in a bikini is definitely eye-catching. But that's two minutes, tops. And to get to that scene, you have to wade through too much bad dialogue and predictable plotting to make it worth your while.
--James Berardinelli [on the film, Stealth]
Len on 08.06.05 @ 09:07 AM CST