Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

2004

Kerry Conran
Director
Paramount
Studio

Stunning looking tale of mad scientists and robot fighting machines set in alternate WWII. This film has its fans but I found it very hard going.

-The Sloth

One person's hard going is another's "gee whiz" retro homage. A fun film, though hokey at times, but its heart is in the right place, and it has its fans. A lot of people wrote it off as a failed experiment, but given almost all films today are 90% CGI, that's not really true.Sin City, for example, came out the next year.

And as someone pointed out on IMDb, watching this film in black & white (as Conran intended) makes it a different and vastly improved experience. Edward Shearmur's score is excellent, too.

-Dave W.



25th July 2006
HD




2.35:1


26th September 2006
Blu-Ray



2.35:1




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Gwyneth Paltrow
Polly Perkins
Jude Law
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan
Giovanni Ribisi
Dex Dearborn
Michael Gambon
Editor Morris Paley
Bai Ling
Mysterious Woman
Omid Djalili
Kaji
Laurence Olivier
Dr. Totenkopf
(archival footage)
(as Sir Laurence Olivier)
Angelina Jolie
Captain Francesca 'Franky' Cook
Trevor Baxter
Dr. Walter Jennings
Julian Curry
Dr. Jorge Vargas
Peter Law
Dr. Arler Kessler
Jon Rumney
German Scientist
Khan Bonfils
Creepy
Samta Gyatso
Scary
Louis Hilyer
Executive Officer
Mark Wells
Communication Engineer
James Cash
Uniformed Officer
Tenzin Bhagen
Kalacakra Priest
Steve Morphew
Crewman #2
Nancy Crane
Receptionist
Stuart Milligan
Police Sergeant
Demetri Goritsas
Radio Operator
William Hope
American Broadcaster
Stephane Cornicard
French Broadcaster
(as Stephan Cornicard)
Stephen Ballantyne
German Broadcaster
Victor Sobchak
Russian Broadcaster
Mido Hamada
Soldier
(as Mido Himadi)
Gerard Monaco
Technician
Chris Robson
Hindenburg Porter
Merritt Yohnka
Construction Worker
David Decio
Pilot
Matthew Feitshans
Officer
Sky Soleil
Officer
Chuen Tsou
Buddhist Monk