April 05, 2005

Sky Captain and the World Of Steam Punk

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5 out of 5 stars

Thought i'd quickly review this, as i just watched it.

Its pretty good, and about as cool as you could ask for (without being a tarentino film).

I had to purchase this as soon as i read the blurb: "When giant robots attack new york…." is about as far as i got. Then i bought it.

It's SO COOL. It takes a little while to get used to the film, as its as if its lifted from the imagination of someone reading a comic, not a comic adaptation – everything that could happen in a comic happens, and as if it was perfectly normal.

It's filled with delightlful cliches, such as the "engineering bloke" and his ray gun, and the "Evil german scientist". Sounds a bit corny, but simply adds to the coolness.

The special effects are beyond reproach, and they have to be – theres not a single actual set in the entire film – something quite hard to believe given the quality of the acting and SFX. Its good to see serious actors such as jude law having a laugh playing an impossibly cool Sky Captain with a Very cools plane and Both gwyneth paltrow and angelina jolie after his loins.

Yep. Damn cool.


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  1. I might just have to watch this then, a couple of reviews I've read were not quite so nice about it. Cheers for the review.

    05 Apr 2005, 08:48

  2. I remember when we watched this. Kind of.

    09 Apr 2005, 10:11


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