Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Franz Patrick - wrote on 12/24/07
I love, love, love the look of this film; it feels like I'm watching a timeless classic movie. Everything is half-way black-and-white mixed with a mystic sepia glow. The robots reminded me of a real-life version of "Iron Giant" and they made me think about this one episode of an animated Superman series where he had to fight the machines (I vaguely remember because I watched it when I was about five or six years old). The action sequences are so grand yet fun. It's also very funny at times so I don't know why critics are complaining about it lacking an emotional core. Personally, I cared for the fate of each character and I thought the villains were really effective. I think this is an underrated classic, especially coming from a first time director. The adventure somewhat reminded me of the "Indiana Jones" movies. Such a compliment can't get any higher than that. This film really took me back in time; it is a pure escapist fun!