Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (DVD, 2005, Widescreen)
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- joan75Jan 31, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
brings back memories!
lots of fun and action. just like the old comic books.
- 223416001@delet...Jul 26, 2006by
The best movie you never saw
I first heard of this movie when I saw LOTR: The Return of the King December of '03. I was stunned. It was 1930s retro sci-fi, art deco. Everything you saw was like a Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers serial, or the Max Fleischer animated shorts.
Then it was delayed.
Then delayed again.
Then it was released in September, which is like putting something direct-to-dvd. Hardly anyone saw it and within a few weeks it was out of theaters. For this I blame the studio. There was hardly any marketing or tie-ins or promotion. I saw it opening night and the theater was only about half-full.
Sigh. This was my second-favorite movie of 2004 (Spider-man 2 being the first of course). Jude Law is Joe Sullivan, also known as Sky Captain, a mercenary who gets called time and again to save the world. Gwyneth Paltrow is Polly Perkins, a Lois Lane-type reporter and former love interest. Even the supporting Cast, including Angelina Jolie and archived footage of Sir Laurence Olivier.
This is a movie I can't recommend enough. It has everything the original Star Wars movies had, and the last three didn't: a story that didn't take itself too seriously and characters you actually wanted to see and you cared about. Oh, and a cameo by King Kong. I'm not kidding.
If nothing else, at least go out and rent this movie, or put it in your Netflix queue.Read full review
- buffmovieDec 27, 2015Verified purchase - NEWby
great value at a low cost
- comicbookscircu...May 11, 2007by
This Should Have Done Better In the Theaters....
It had great casting, a believable story set in the 1930's, film noir aspects, color, black and white, great directing...
The movie was just a head of its' time!
Worth owning for sci-fi lovers of this sub-genre!
- craigtianoMar 08, 2007by
This movie is a feast for the eyes. Done in a retro 40's SF (that's "speculative fiction", not "science fiction") style, it has a good tight story line similar to those used on the old Flash Gordon serials. Dark and forboding at times, bright at others, lots of things you just have to say "WOW" as you see them unfold on the screen. This is the kind of movie you turn down the lights and watch on the 50" plasma to get the full effect from.
Jude Law carries the role of the title character well. Gwenneth Paltrow is gorgeous as a retro 40's newspaper reporter. Angelina Jolie's role is little more than a cameo, even though she's on the screen quite a bit towards the end of the film. The extras on the DVD, including the story of how the movie was developed over the course of years, are truly excellent. It's a shame they didn't make a sequel to this movie.Read full review