Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

DVD - 2005
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Circa 1939 ace city reporter Polly Perkins has noted the sudden disappearances of many of the world's most famous scientists. After the city falls under attack of giant flying robots, she decides to team up with her ex-boyfriend, aviation officer Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan and flys around the world in search of the evil mastermind, Dr. Totenkopf, whose plan it is to create a new world by destroying the one of today.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, c2005.
Edition: Special collector's ed.
ISBN: 9780792198307
Branch Call Number: 791.4372 SKY
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Sep 28, 2020

Don't take it as serous thing. It comic book/Noir movie came to live with limited budget, a lot of fun fiction attitude and 3D of how it was 18 years ago! Which is not so great by today standards. Yet it's a brave attempt of indie team to create a world nobody seen before for a first time.
It's silly. Yet till today i don't think there is a movie which created it. We had Batman animated but not the movies.
So if you like to see these how it could of been if world took different turn movies and like the atmosphere it's for you.
If you expect solid and modern action... yep that's a fail.
I seen in in theatres back in 2004 and it was ground braking. In a way this is a movie which showed how it could be done for many films and most of modern production use methods they developed like full 3D low res movie to test the shots before actual shooting.
Additional materials 100% recommended. Story of how they made a movie is totally worth watching.

Jan 28, 2020

When they pushed this with the entire film being shot on a green screen set,
you had to know there was trouble in the script... the whole being recycled from
serials in the 40's and cast with "hot" properties of the early 00's. There was
some attention to detail, but the scenery having been generated would have been
nice to actually make out some of those detail... same arguement I hold against
3-D films... the only focus should be whoever is speaking and you're wrong if
you DARE look anywhere else... stacked against THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY
GENTELEMAN it fails.. against THE PHANTOM, with Billy Zane.. it's absolutely
credible.. I would call it a push against DOC SAVAGE MAN OF BRONZE, THE
SHADOW, and the two Richard Chamberlain ALLAN QUARTERMAIN films... but, those
having been produced with industry standards of the time, outshine this.

Jan 27, 2020

Was featured on the "How Did This Get Made?" podcast - May of 2018

Sep 12, 2018

Decent visuals effects, but the whole story is spoiled by the 2 female leads, Jolie and Paltrow.

Mar 10, 2018

With Angelina Jolie being in it I knew it would be garbage. And, I was right. It stank, big-time.

Feb 20, 2018

Average. It lacked soul.

Oct 19, 2017

It is a sci-fi adventurous globetrotting war between the Flying Legion led by Sky Captain Joe and a mad scientist’s robot army. Throw in a fearless reporter Polly and one manly British "flying aircraft carrier" commander Franky, it became a love story. From the extras, learned the actors performed the entire movie in front of blue screens inside studios. The magical fantasy came from the director and CG animators who blended and stylized those ace actors with CG surrounding with the exception of the interior of Radio City Music Hall per wiki. Entertaining with memorable dialogues.

Sep 26, 2015

Cool story of the "Sky Captain" and his efforts to thwart a mysterious mechanical army from conquering the world. The photography seems so art-deco (stylishly) my the plot is entirely modern and all the players dress and act is a such a film noire fashion. It's pretty cool.

Jul 07, 2012

"Sky Captain" - Yesterday's World of Tomorrow, Today!_____If nothing else, I think that the "ice queen", Angelina Jolie, was perfectly cast as the one-eyed, butch-dyke Air Force commander, Captain "Frankie" Cook._____ But, with that said - By the time that Angelina made her royal entrance in Sky Captain (at about the half-way point), this film had already begun to seriously lose its direction. And, before long, it finally did exactly what was expected - It completely collapsed under the sheer weight of its own ridiculous excessiveness._____ Perhaps Sky Captain could've been rescued from a disastrously disappointing 2.5 star rating had about a good half hour been cut from its running time. But, who knows?

Mocha6ft3 Mar 20, 2012

One of the things i love most about movies is sound and visuals. This movie gave me both. Two of the main reasons why you should watch this on your HOMETHEATER!!! The visuals are absolutely stunning. I love the look of the film and the sounds were OFF THE HOOK. One of my favorite scenes for sound is when the giant flying robots attack the city. Listening and feeling these huge robots destroy buildings as they walk through the city sounds amazing. Your subwoofer will have your floors and walls shaking during this scene. And that's just the beginning of some incredible sounds this movie contains. It "Sound Freak" approved. I also enjoyed the characters and the story. I especially liked Anjelina Jolie, with her one eye patch as the commander of a huge flying platform in the sky. The attack on the flying platform from the underwater ships below is cool. I especially liked when the planes from the flying platform took off and counter attacked by going underwater. That scene was very cool. The visuals of the planes batteling underwater is very nice and has good sounds from the missles hitting their target. I'm giving this movie 5 stars!!!! Amazing visuals, audio, cool characters, and a pretty good story. One large steak, a baked potato, corn on the cob, white rice, and corn bread. A large bag of Wise potato chips, Utz butterd popcorn, and Arizona ice tea.

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Jul 07, 2012

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Jul 07, 2012

Violence: Giant mechanical monsters attack the city.


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Oct 19, 2017

Tons posted in IMDb. Here is one of the many good lines:

Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: What are you doing? You honestly think you're gonna find something more important than every single creature on Earth being led two by two inside a giant rocket ship?
Polly Perkins: I might.
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Like what?
Polly Perkins: I'll know when I see it!


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