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Thursday, May 3

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

I saw this film in the cinema when it first came out and I rather liked it. I don't know if it was a particularly popular film, and I suspect that it wasn't. However, I don't mind. We bought it on DVD for about nothing and watched it last night. It was a lot of fun.

The best thing about this film is also the worst thing about it. It's very visually distinct, in a similar way to the modern day Dick Tracy film. It looks like a colourised black and white comic book come to life. It's also set in an odd world - a post-war era where technology has progressed in exotic ways.

You could imagine a boy in 1940's america reading these stories as the sci-fi of the era.

Sadly, the look of the film is achieved with some CGI which really takes you out of the action when it doesn't work... and it often just looks like the actors are superimposed over the CGI, which is a shame.

That said, as Gwyneth Paltrow films go, it's not one of the worst, and even the cheesy catchphrase of "Good Boy Dex" only grates slightly.

Then main take-home message of this film is that Angelina Jolie really does have a very pronounced fold in her bottom lip. My current theory on this is that she once (as I did) rested her soldering iron temporarily on there, in the manner of sucking a pen.

It's a theory!


Blogger Simon said...

i'm not sure why this was shit and somehow it was almost not shit either (ultimately it was shit tho). btw, i figured i should like the league of extraordinary gentlemen too but like this movie it was not good (shit). if i had to guess at what was going on, i think the filmmakers conspired to make us not give a crap about the characters in the film. now i'm not sure this was an intentional decision on their part (i would guess they have a financial incentive for the opposite to be true), however they somehow managed to have the audience feel no emotional attachment to the characters. oh well, knowing how the world operates they probably got a huge paycheck to repeat their formula in some subsequent flop buster

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