Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

I did see Sky Captain a couple of weeks ago. I enjoyed it for what it was: a fun, frolicking movie. The effects were pretty cool. And the story was cool enough to carry the whole thing.

The visuals and the whole recreation of the 40’s Saturday action film or whatever you call it was interesting.I liked how the blended the live actors in into the animated background, especially the way they achieved the color and shadows on the characters. The whole look reminded me of Tamara de Lempicka paintings. I also liked the witty moments between Law and Paltrow. Having said that, the movie felt flat to me for some reason. I didn’t care about the story or the way it ended. I didn’t have any strong emotional attachment to any of the characters, although they were likeable enough. Maybe the director didn’t do a good job of developing them, particuarly the villians. The action sequences weren’t so exciting for me, for some reason as well.

Perhaps the film felt flat because it just seemed to be a re-creation of the 30’s and 40’s films of this genre and that’s it. It was sort of like the Coen Brother’s Hudsucker Proxy. But I liked that film a lot more even though it was pretty derivative.

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