Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

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For all of you guys who love the old science fiction serials of yesteryear that include mechanical monsters, ray guns and even airplanes that transform into submarines, you’ll want to leave the ladies at home and check out Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. During the late 1930’s in New York City an ambitious reporter named Polly Perkins (Gwyneth Paltrow) discovers that all of the worlds leading scientists are disappearing. When New York is attacked by giant robots and flying mechanical birds Polly teams up with a mercenary aviator pilot named Joe Sullivan (Jude Law) also known as Sky Captain. Polly becomes probably more of an annoyance than a help. Sky Captain and his second in command, technical genius Dex Darborn (Giovanni Ribisi) team up with the captain of a female squadron named Francesca “Frankie” Cook (Angelina Jolie). Together, they track a mad scientist to an island where he is trying to build a world of tomorrow by destroying the world of today. According to my wife women will hate this film. (She said something like “stick a fork in me, I’m done.”) The dialogue is corny, the story is lame and even though it’s action packed and entertaining it just didn’t pull me in. On a more positive note, the filmmakers were very inventive. The concept for this film was unique because viewers really feel as though they’re listening to an old radio show. The technical side must be equally as impressive. I say “must be” because I couldn’t see the washed out picture that mimics an old black and white movie. Of course, since I’m blind I’m used to seeing everything in a black format so I can’t give it high marks for appearance. This reminds me of the old Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers films of the past and I’m giving it a B- rating.

This movie has been given a PG rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.