Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow the Movie

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More of a film experiment from first-timer Conran (it looks stunning) than a truly engaging film--notable for being the first studio feature where the actors worked against backgrounds that were entirely created digitally. In a pulp wartime melodrama, a sleek, streamlined New York is under attack from giant robots; it must be saved from destruction by the dashing Joe Sullivan (Law) better known as Sky Captain. Former flame/ace girl reporter Polly Perkins (Paltrow) goes along for the ride as she investigates the disappearance of a number of German scientists. The winsome twosome work together, aided (briefly) by eye-patch-wearing British air ace Franky (Jolie), to uncover the sinister plot of evil Dr. Totenkopf (the long-deceased Olivier creepily resurrected via digitized stock footage).


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Available on DVD
Running time 107 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Sci Fi, Action-Thriller, Period Piece: 1930s, Kidnapped!, Romantic Triangles, New York, New York, Robots & Androids, Front Page, Mad Scientists
Kerry Conran
Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Gambon, Omid Djalili, Laurence Olivier, Trevor Baxter, Julian Curry
Eric Adkins
Kerry Conran
Ed Shearmur
David Crozier, Sabrina Pilsco, Kristen Conran, Kerry Conran, Stella McCartney, Kerry Conran
Jon Avnet, Marsha Oglesby, Sadie Frost, Jude Law, Filmauro S.R.L., Brooklyn Films II, Riff Raff-Blue Flower, Paramount Pictures

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