over 4 years
It's too short. The only film of it's kind.
over 4 years
A throwback to German expressionism - lot's of fun if you meet it halfway.
over 6 years
My brother loved it, watched it repeatedly, but I did not like it.
almost 7 years
Fun movie. Has the 40s serial/art deco/sci fi thing going on that I love so much.
Not without it's flaws, SkyCaptain draws you in with a unique aesthetic and fun, pulp tone
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is a 2004 American pulp adventure science-fiction film written and directed by Kerry Conran in his directorial debut. The film is set in an alternative 1939 and follows the adventures of Polly Perkins (Gwyneth Paltrow), a newspaper reporter, and Harry Joseph "Joe" Sullivan (Jude Law), alias "Sky Captain," as they track down the mysterious Dr. Totenkopf (Laurence Olivier), who is seeking to build the "World of Tomorrow".
Conran spent four years making a black and white teaser trailer with a bluescreen set up in his living room and using a Macintosh IIci personal computer. He was able to show it to producer Jon Avnet, who was so impressed that he spent two years working with the aspiring filmmaker on his screenplay. No major studio was interested in financing such an unusual film with a first-time director. Avnet convinced Aurelio De Laurentiis to finance Sky Captain without a distribution deal.
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