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
Environmentalists who opposed this film being shot in the Blue Mountains Wilderness Area sued the film producers and government department that issued the filming permit. The court found that the filming permit had been issued illegally, and ordered the producers to stop shooting in the wilderness area immediately. An alternative location had to be found. See more »
The reported Factual Error that the naval officers incorrectly wear their rank insignia on their collars in the manner of Marine Corps officers is itself incorrect. When wearing the Service Khaki uniform (as shown in this movie), officers wear miniature sized metal grade insignia on the collars of khaki shirts. Source: Navy Uniform Regulations, Chapter 4, 4104. See more »
Lt. Ben Gannon:
Captain Marshfield? EDI, did you just turn off Captain Marshfield?
There was nothing left to say.
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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 »
I did not go into this movie with high expectations (my husband received free tickets to an advance screening). However, I was pleasantly surprised! I disagree with another reviewer - I thought the first 15 minutes were oddly paced and filmed poorly (the camera is shaking as we look in on the office of a politician initially).
However, the film picks up from there with solid, well-developed characters, especially Jamie Foxx playing the role of a smart pilot who expresses the moral quandaries of his work at one point and Jessica Biel as a strong female pilot (both physically and psychologically). The audience enjoyed the movie as you could tell from their laughter at Jamie's quips.
While the plot is a bit predictable, it truly is an enjoyable ride. Best of all, my husband is an aerospace engineer and he was impressed with the overall accuracy of the film "for a Hollywood movie." I've had to listen to him (and his co-workers) complain about other movies, but they enjoyed it too - so we give it a thumbs up in you're in the mood for an exciting action movie - or love planes - with just a touch of romance (innuendo only, nothing graphic).
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