SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW (2004 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì

Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow turns into an intriguing film, thoughtfully portrayed. The color cinematography has a type of noir effect, almost as if there is a gray overlay, that makes it look old-fashioned, as if coming out of the year 1939. Besides the good storyline, it’s the additions of robots and flying airplanes with flapping wings that encourage a viewing. Look for the great costuming chosen for Angelina Jolie. The interesting casting choice of Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow works as a fair to good combination.

Storyline

Sky Captain Joe Sullivan (Jude Law) and Reporter Polly Perkins (Gwyneth Paltrow) endeavor to stop Dr. Totenkopf’s (Laurence Olivier) plan to start the world over again with a new Adam and Eve.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Kerry Conran for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Aurelio De Laurentiis, Raffaella De Lauentiis, amd Bill Haber for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Dex (Giovanni Ribisi), Editor Paley (Michael Gambon), Mysterious Woman (Bai Ling), Kaji (Omid Djalili), Franky (Angelina Jolie), Dr. Jennings (Trevor Baxter), and Dr. Vargas (Julian Curry).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. While it lost money at the box office, it stands as a classic sci fi/action film based on a type of comic book edginess that makes it unique.

Ben Meyers

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