Tuesday, December 13, 2005

RIP MIX BURN: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow


A few flaws but overall a visual feast... fun film for a sick day. Virtually everything behind, around the actors was digitally created. Even the actors themselves were filmed orignally in color, converted to black and white then re-colorized. Unlike George Lucas's digital mess in Episodes 1-3, this one actually works most of the time.

How does a P-40 Warhawk fly through the canyons of Manhattan like it's an X-Wing? I'm not an aviation expert but... I think there was some wishful thinking in the way that plane banked through the turns... the physics seemed off. I know: critizing the physics of a flim that features Giant Robots! Nitpicky indeed!

Geek references - two I spotted (probably tons more):

Godzilla silhouette in a newspaper shot of Tokyo and in one of the undersea scenes, the sunken ship "Venture" - from the original 1933 King Kong.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

IMDB: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

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