Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow (DVD)

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  • Dex (Giovanni Ribisi)
  • Joe “Sky Captain” Sullivan (Jude Law)
  • Polly Perkins (Gwyneth Paltrow)
  • Capt. Franky Cook (Angelina Jolie)

Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow (DVD)

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In writer-director Kerry Conran's debut film, ace pilot Joe Sky Captain Sullivan (Jude Law) reluctantly teams up with his former flame, journalist Pol...

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Excellent

ProBrings a sense of wonder back to cinema

ConsMay not be to everyone's taste

When German scientists start disappearing and flying robots attack cities around the globe, it’s a job for Sky Captain. Ably abetted by intrepid reporter Polly Perkins and naval commander Franky Cook, he must track down the nefarious Dr Totenkopf and foil his plan to destroy the world. If you...

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Super

Pro A pure adventure movie, beautiful CGI

ConsSlight storyline

I have to start by acknowledging the fact that I had a big bias going into ‘Sky Captain’. I love the old 1930’s pulps of Doc Savage and The Shadow (two awful films that don’t do their literary predecessors justice), I love the crime based radio shows and adore the old Republic movie serials...

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Excellent

ProIt looks fantastic, despite slight concerns over a...

ConsGwyneth Paltrow is quite believable as Polly Perki...

For the third and final part of my recent Jude Law series I sat down over the weekend and watched Sky Captain and The World Of Tomorrow. I had seen the film a couple of months ago and as I quite liked it I decided it would be worth buying. I have to admit though with this being the 3rd Jude Law...

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Good

ProFun loving film, ideal to the period it was set i...

ConsThis film may not appeal to all

The Film It is set in New York City in late 1930's. It begins with a reporter Polly Perkins (Gwyneth Paltrow) who is keen to find an interesting article to report back on. Polly discovers a note on her workside table asking her to meet one of the seven famous scientists who have been mysteriously...

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Super

ProGood Retro Adventure

ConsWon't be Everybodys cup of Tea

If you are into reality or relistic and beleivable effects you will find this one dissappointing but if you were brought up on Saturday Morning Cinema or when there was a revival of such greats as Flash Gordon and Buck Rodgers(the older one not the 70s remake) then you are in for a treat. Its all...

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Satisfactory

“Sky Captain or Why Captain?”

published 24/06/2006

ProClever story.plot and cleverly filmed

ConsNot particularily well acted and a bit strange to ...

This is a strange film in my opinion, it comes out well presented and has some good cast members, The story is also quite innovative and provides enough intrigue to keep you going to the end of the film. The film though is a bit stretched and doesn't really seem to Stick together too well. It's...

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Super

ProState of the art use of modern film technology

ConsA bit predictable

I was a bit aprehensive about watching this film as I had read some other reviews which put me off a bit. The film started of a bit slowly and I thought that I would get irritated with the style of the film which was filmed in some sort of soft effect with loads of CGI etc. I did persist with the...

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Satisfactory

“Tomorrow never comes”

published 20/05/2005

Proerm... interesting outfits?

ConsLame! lame! lame!

Hmmm... I am somewhat at a loss to find something of interest to say about this terribly uninteresting film. Everything was so awfully predictable, none of the characters were sympathetic or even interesting. I found myself tapping my foot and gazing out of the window during most of the 'action'...

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Super

ProIdeal for action lovers

ConsNot so for those wanting reaaaally serious movies

I feel this film is great, not just because it has 3 of my favourite actors and actresses. Angelina Jolie brings a wit which I adore, and Jude Law plays the hero perfectly. The way in which the film is made (to portray a cartoony/comic strip hero tale) is a novel one, and i feel it brings...

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In writer-director Kerry Conran's debut film, ace pilot Joe Sky Captain Sullivan (Jude Law) reluctantly teams up with his former flame, journalist Polly Perkins (Gwyneth Paltrow), to uncover the mystery behind a group of missing scientists and a series of shocking robot attacks. Aided by gadgetry whiz Dex Dearborn (Giovanni Ribisi) and enigmatic military commander Franky Cook (Angelina Jolie), Joe and Polly must find out who is responsible for an increasingly elaborate scheme that may trigger the end of the world. A highly stylized, mostly computer-generated spectacle, SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW is a striking cinematic achievement. Steeped in the marvelous visuals of 1930s pop culture, Conran's movie is a loving tribute to that era, featuring clever nods to FLASH GORDON, BUCK ROGERS, and other adventure serials of the time. Beginning in a gloriously slate-gray, towering New York City, this movie follows its heroes from one intriguing locale to the next. Although the remarkable images of the film threaten to eclipse the characters at times, SKY CAPTAIN is very well cast, with the actors pitch-perfect for their respective roles, particularly the luminous Paltrow and the brainy Ribisi. And yet the stunning retro-futuristic design is always at the fore, making for a wonderfully unique movie.

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