Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is a fun and rewarding trip to the movies.
It's filled with nostalgia, talent, and
super special effects, just like an old, faded comic book.
This stylized 1939 rip-snorting world is
under siege by giant robots.
The film offered me a lot of pleasure and
memories, as it sweeps you into a cloak-and-dagger world. It
shows you what the future looks like way back in the 1930s.
I loved it.
Travel with us now, to those thrilling
days of yesteryear, where we meet Sky Captain and the World
Art design is the king in this send up
of the old-style serials, complete with hero, heroine, sidekick,
The plot may drag, but if you look closely,
you'll see cinematic nods to hundreds of motion pictures.
And besides, where else is Laurence Olivier
going to find work these days?
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is a science fiction/ adventure film that stars
Jude Law as ace pilot Sky Captain, who encounters unfriendly
skies when an evil scientist and his army of giant killer robots
attack New York City.
The super-stylized movie offers fresh ideas
and respectful homage to the 30s and 40s big-screen romantic
comedies, comic books, and radio serials.
This is almost completely computer-generated
magic in action.