Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Whatver happened to Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow?

DVD cover in Thai

I didn't really appreciate this wonderful homage to vintage B-adventure and sci-fi films when it came out in 2004. But now I think it’s rather wonderful actually.

A reviewer at Rotten Tomatoes commented that it takes all the elements of 1930's films: '...giant robots, mad scientists, valleys hiding forgotten kingdoms, secret islands with dinosaurs and rocket launch bases, and creates the funniest adventure Indiana Jones never had.'

Also a sobering article on how the two incredibly gifted guys behind the film paved the way for contemporary CGI - only to be blanked by the Hollywood in-crowd and never made another film since!

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