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Old 07-30-2004, 02:48 PM   #1
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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Has anyone checked out the official site yet?

http://www.skycaptain.com/

They have a free downloadable game that puts you in the cockpit of one of those old P-40's from the movie. Play it! And thank me later.

By the way, who else is really looking forward to this movie?
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Old 07-30-2004, 03:21 PM   #2
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I'm looking forward to seeing it. It's kind of lame that they moved the opening day back a couple months. It was originally scheduled to release the same weekend Spider-man 2 came out.

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Old 07-30-2004, 05:40 PM   #3
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I think it was pretty smart of them NOT to compete with Spiderman 2.

However they should have had it compete with I, Robot.

As for the movie, something about it doesn't feel right. It looks like it has a lot of potential but that could go either way. I'll wait for an average joe's review before going to see it.
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Old 07-30-2004, 09:17 PM   #4
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I have high hopes for this film, but I am afraid that it won't be as god as I hope . I became very interested merely by seeing a poster. It looks like an excellent 1930's type adventure.

Also, the video game 'crimson skies: high road to revenge' is probubly my favorite flying game, so that too draw me towards this film


anyways, 00Kevin will see this film and hopes for the best
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Old 08-01-2004, 10:22 AM   #5
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too weird for my liking....this is from a man who includes "Toys" and "the stupids" in his favorite movies list
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Old 08-01-2004, 11:04 AM   #6
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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow looks totally awesome. Do you guys remember the DC comic book Black Hawk this movie reminds me of that and the Rocketteer a little.
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Old 08-01-2004, 11:29 AM   #7
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I can already foresee that:

Not a bad movie, but no one was wearing a fedora.

One star. *
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Old 08-01-2004, 12:44 PM   #8
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Road to perdition...now that was good.

I somehow doubt this will have the great performances and that sweet dark shadowy undertone that made it so good.

I saw a carboard cut out of Angelina Jolie wearing an eyepatch a while back and I thought it was a joke. but i guess not.

I wonder why all these big stars agreed to this
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Old 08-01-2004, 05:46 PM   #9
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period?

with robots? they tried that in wild wild west and it came off completely unbelieveable and bad.
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Old 08-01-2004, 06:02 PM   #10
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No comparison to wild wild west

I think this movie will be in a league of its own.

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Old 08-01-2004, 06:18 PM   #11
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Oh ya another thing that Sky Captain reminds me of is the old Max & Dave Fleischer Superman cartoons especially The Mechanical Monsters and Japoteurs.
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Old 08-06-2004, 10:27 AM   #12
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I have new news about Sky Captain--at least it's news to me. Apparently, Laurence Olivier is playing the bad guy. That's right...I said Laurence Olivier. "But he's dead, isn't he?" is what you are thinking...and you're right.

According to USA Today--and IMDB--they are using archived footage from several of his movies:

http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/...tm?POE=LIFISVA

Also, according to Ain't It Cool News, a recent general public preview screening of the film, "tore the roof off the place."

I can't wait!
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Old 09-11-2004, 03:40 PM   #13
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"Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow"

      This movie hits theaters in less than a week from now (on Friday, September 17th).

      To my knowledge, with Indiana Jones 4 still a ways off, this appears to be the only "pulpy" (with some "film noir" thrown in) film on the horizon. Who here (besides me) plans to see this movie when it's released?


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Old 09-11-2004, 07:22 PM   #14
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Thanks for the tipů

I'll see the film for sure; it looks like it will be great...
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Old 09-11-2004, 09:52 PM   #15
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I'll see the film for sure; it looks like it will be great...

      Absolutely!


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Old 09-11-2004, 11:16 PM   #16
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I'll check it out on my off Friday, first showing, cheap tickets.
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Old 09-12-2004, 11:20 AM   #17
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Yep, I plan on seeing it.

It reminds me a lot of the Crimson Skies video games (which I love)
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Old 09-13-2004, 01:58 AM   #18
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      I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one here excited to see this film (and incidentally, I loved the Crimson Skies PC game from a few years back, though I haven't been able to play the more recent Xbox version since I don't have an Xbox ) .

      I was a bit disappointed at first when the film's release date was pushed back a few months, but in retrospect I kinda understand why - instead of getting lost in the glut of movies earlier this summer, it instead pretty much has this week all to itself.


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Old 09-14-2004, 08:43 PM   #19
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I can't believe the coloration of the screen. It looks so awesome. It looks black and white, but with color.
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Old 09-17-2004, 04:15 PM   #20
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Just got back from the first matinee showing and all I can say is Sky Captain is the reason I go to the movies.
I was pleasantly entertained the entire way through. I loved the combo of old ideas and new. I loved the designs, characters, the overall story was good and the effects were avsolutely amazing!. Just when things seemed even slightly cliche', up pops a new idea or good design of some sort that made me say, WOW! I kept waiting to see the Rocketeer pop up next to Sky Captain's plane while in flight.
I recommend it highly. This is definitley one I can't wait to own. I know we'll get screwed on the initial dvd release, but I'll probably end up buying that and then buy it all over again when the directors cut/special edition/platinum edition/yada-yada comes out.
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Old 09-17-2004, 04:45 PM   #21
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Agent5, thanks for your quick thoughts without spilling the beans. I admit I was put off by this movie when the release date got pushed back (coming as it did not too long after news that the film was being being tinkered with by Paramount) but the recent positive reviews and reports from people like you has got me thinking I want to see this.
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Old 09-17-2004, 05:41 PM   #22
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I'll prolly go and see it. I've heard it's supposed to be not that enjoyable, but thats usually the critics who say that and I'm not one who has similar tastes to critics. I watch a film to relax and enjoy it, a critic watches to criticise, whether good or bad. Apparantly there's a nod to King Kong in this movie.
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Old 09-17-2004, 09:14 PM   #23
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Yes, definite King Kong nod. You can't miss it. I think there's also a nod to Raiders too. As Gweneth's character is heading off to danger she says to her worried boss, "You know what a careful woman I am".
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Old 09-17-2004, 09:59 PM   #24
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Just saw it and wow! It's got me very excited !!

Do not miss seeing this on the big screen!
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Old 09-18-2004, 10:11 AM   #25
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This quote from Roger Ebert (he loved it, BTW) is enough to make me go and see it:

"In its heedless energy and joy, it reminded me of how I felt the first time I saw "Raiders of the Lost Ark." It's like a film that escaped from the imagination directly onto the screen, without having to pass through reality along the way."

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