8:00 PM, 25th June, 2005
It's sometime in the late depression era and the world's top scientists are being abducted. A fleet of mysterious giant robots, being remotely directed by radar waves, are stealing valuable machinery and animals from all over the world and are leaving terror and destruction in their wake. The only man who can save the world is Sky Captain, Joe to his comrades, with the help of his best friend, engineer extraordinaire, Dex and the occasionally unscrupulous, breathtakingly beautiful, reporter Polly Perkins.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (or SCATWOT for those looking for an absurd abbreviation) is a brilliant homage to the big screen science fiction serials of yesteryear. Laboriously digitally assembled (every scene was filmed in front of green screens, even many of the props are CGI) it has a distinct look that manages to seem fresh, but capture the feel of yesteryear at the same time. The production design is magnificent. Everything, from the rays of ray guns to the giant robots to the New York of the 1930s, blends seamlessly into this fantastic adventure.
Adventure! Action! Romance! Even if the story is not your cup of tea, see Sky Captain for the sheer spectacle of the effects. And Angelina Jolie looks great with an eye patch! The uniform didn't hurt either...