Re: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
- --- In email@example.com, arondell <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> Got a brief description off of IGN.Doesn't it just?
> Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is set in late-1930s New York
> City and stars Gwyneth Paltrow as Polly Perkins, a crack reporter
> working on a story about numerous world-famous scientists who have
> gone missing. Around this time, strange flying machines threaten
> Manhattan, and gigantic walking robots trample city blocks. To get to
> the bottom of it all, Polly joins forces with her old flame and
> sometime adversary Capt. Joseph Sullivan (Jude Law), known as Sky
> Captain. He commands the Flying Legion, battling bad guys in his
> Warhawk P-40. Sky and Polly fly to a remote part of Nepal (think
> Shangri-La) to track down the crazed mastermind Dr. Totenkopf, who
> wants to destroy the world.
> Sounds like it couldbe a lot of fun.
I first heard about "Sky Captain" on a comic artists mailing list that my
husband subscribes to, where Paul Rivoche remarked, "any movie that
features police firing tommy guns at giant robots... you've gotta give it a
The trailer, which (as noted in a previous post) can be found at
http://www.skycaptain.com , even features a brief shot of an airship taking a
hit during a dogfight sequence (nice little fiery explosion)... and any movie
that has zeppelins in it is...
... a good movie?
- On Sat, Dec 20, 2003 at 05:31:31AM -0000, arondell wrote:
> Saw an interesting trailer for this when I went to see Return of theThere is an interesting article on the making of the film on the New
> It reminded me a lot of the metropolis and the steriotypical pulp
> science fiction of the 40s. Lots of giant robots and wierd flying
York Times Web site:
The New York Times | Mr. Invisible and the Secret Mission to Hollywood
The most interesting quote to me was this:
The astonishing things you will see in the world of tomorrow include:
an immense, silvery zeppelin docking at the Empire State Building; an
elephant that fits in the palm of your hand; a troop of giant robots
marching down Sixth Avenue and the carpet at Radio City Music Hall.
Airships? Mimmoth? Clanks? It's uncanny!