Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (damn, what a name!) was a really cool movie. It takes place in the 1930s. Sky Captain, or Joe, and Polly, a newspaper reporter, travel around the world to determine the reason for recent robot attacks. I think the tone of the movie is great. The 1930s New York City is very cool… the planes from the era… it even reminded me of some of the old time radio shows. Mixed in with things from the era are futuristic things of course. There are many types of robots in use, but they’re industrial and mechanical looking, as was common in older ideas of robots rather than the more modern “smooth” look. The airships in the movie are fantastic in my opinion, and I’ve always had a fascination with such things (I still dream about the gardens from Final Fantasy VIII from time to time). There’s a British-controlled aerial Mobile Landing Strip that’s pretty cool. There are also amphibious planes, which are planes and submarines. Sky Captain also has a lot of references to other movies. I’m sure I missed a great deal of them. The graphics are superb. I’ve heard people complain about the amount of CG, but I thought it was great. The plot wasn’t great, but the whole movie had a sort of corny feel to it because the movie had an old-fashioned tone. This made the plot fitting. Anyways, I think a lot of people will hate this movie so don’t take my word for it. I just thought it was pretty cool.

3 thoughts on “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

  1. siglo

    Just wait until Sin City is out. It feels similar yet is very, very different. For one thing, Sin City must and will be rated R.

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