Great underrated film!
jmccall - wrote on 03/01/09
To be honest, this movie isn't about oscar-winning performances. The actors play their parts really well; they are supposed to be archetyped. I got the feeling that if superheroes were real, they would be like Skycaptain or Frankie. Skycaptain has his own hangar and mercenary forces.. that rocks. Moreover, the style, color, and plot of this movie are awesome. With every scene this movie gets more and more fantastical. I mean really, what screen writer thought up Shangri-La? This movie takes you into a stunning fantasy world with a lot of creative thought behind it. When Totenkopf gives his speech about humans failing as the shepards of this world, chills ran down my spine. The plot fits together perfectly no matter how over the top it might be. Not only that, but the ending is great! This movie is certainly (and obviously) no Schindler's List or Forrest Gump, but it isn't supposed to be. For what it is, it was made really well.