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Protect the rabbits, it’s a Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow review

SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow

Plot

This movie is a great tribute to the serials of the past. I had heard that certain parts of the ending were weak, but that didn’t seem to be the case at all.

Characters

Not my favorite actors by any means**, but the three leads here worked well together and were a great fit for this particular movie.

**Giovanni Ribisi is on that list, though.

Visuals

This movie feels like it could be from the ’30s, but at the same time, they would have had a difficult time pulling this look off back then.

Product Placement

Almost everything in this movie is fake except for the actors, so I guess that Coke billboard was put in on purpose.

Rewatchability

Now I’ve seen and loved all of Kerry Conran’s filmography. Does that make him my favorite director?

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15 comments on “Protect the rabbits, it’s a Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow review

  1. This movie was AWESOME!!! Of course I love movies that are supposed to look like it’s in the 20’s or 30’s… mainly cause I just like how people dressed back then…

    • That’s one of my reasons for liking old movies too

      • well duh… Humphrey Bogart is probably the coolest man that ever existed… If you don’t like his movies you just shouldn’t exist… plus old movies actually rely on the ability to act instead of special effects…

        • The Petrified Forest is my favorite Bogart film…although my favorite actor is George Raft.

          • I really love Dark Passages… or The Big Sleep… but then I liked the book… Raymond Chandler has some dry wit about him… and of course you go and name an actor that I have never heard of… lol

          • He was in Each Dawn I Die (another of my favorites) with James Cagney. Apparently he turned down some pretty big roles in movies that eventually became “classics”. If he hadn’t done that, you’d probably know him haha

          • now I know James Cagney… you know his movie Angels With Dirty Faces was the movie they were doing a parody of in Home Alone 1 and 2 called Angels with Filthy Souls… “Keep the change, ya filthy animal”… hehe

          • Another of my favorites. Your man Humphrey is in that, too.

  2. I had a lot of fun with this one, tad weird :D

  3. This from the IMDB trivia page: “The entire movie was shot against blue screen, with everything except the main characters computer generated. This was one of several movies to take that approach (although which was first is debatable), including: Immortal (Ad Vitam), Casshern, and Sin City, the last of which shot on High-Definition digital cameras, like this movie. Because of the film being totally shot against blue screen rather than via orthodox locations and sets, filming was completed in just 29 days. Normally with sets and locations, filming could have taken the best part of a year to finish.”

    This is what makes Sky Captain interesting to me. I saw it in the theatre in 2004 and it was quite a surreal experience. I haven’t seen it since, so I don’t know if it stands the test of time, but it was definitely a major piece of the tech puzzle for digital film at the time.

    • I generally prefer practical effects over green screens and CGI, but this is one movie where it just wouldn’t have had the same impact if it was done any other way.

  4. I thought you would like this one when you got around to it. This is Kerry Conran’s only full length movie? I’m surprised, this wasn’t a huge box office success, but I thought it got some good buzz around it and didn’t think it cost that much.

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