Captain and the World of Tommorow
Starring: Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Giovanni Ribisi, Angelina
Jolie, and Sir Lawrence Olivier
Directed by: Kerry Conran
speaking? Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is
a visual masterpiece while its campy story resembles an old radio
serial from the forties. It's
a bit of comic book drama infused with tableau humor done to perfection.
Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow positively radiate
as the film's bickering daredevils out to save the world from
twelve-story high evil robots and flying destructo pods!
Polly Perkins (Gwyneth Paltrow) is working for the Chronicle.
Her idea of a big date is a scoop that'll cover the front page
with a multitude of exclamations. She's a career gal.
she finds herself downtown in the middle of a bizarre invasion
by the forementioned twelve story robots which are shooting deadly
lasers at her poor metropolis she thinks something big is happening.
up in the sky a certain Captain Joe Sullivan (Jude Law), aka Sky
Captain, is single handedly ka-powing the metal monsters. He spots
Polly below - she spots him - they have a "moment" amid
the mechanical mayhem. And we get the feeling these two know may
just know each other's private phone lines
or at least they
then you can say, "Read all about it," Polly discovers
the mysterious colossal robots have something to do with missing
scientists and old WW1 secret going ons.
knows the one man who can help her get her story, while possibly
saving the world, is Sky Captain. Polly lets the flying hunk of
bravery know she's got vital information that could assist him
- but her price for her section of the growing nefarious puzzle?
She wants in! Literally. She'll wanna be by his side aboard
his trusty fighter plane throughout.
less than pleased with the idea of the lassy latching onto his
adventure - but alas he's been hoodwinkled properly and off they
go to circumvent the world in search of the mad scientist Totenkopf
(remarkably portrayed by Sir Lawrence Olivier in archival footage!).
The haven't much time if they're to stop his evil plan of world
with the help of engineering genius Dex (Giovanni Ribisi) and
a bedeviling commander named "Frankie" (Angelina Jolly),
Sky Captain and Polly Perkins may just get to the genius mad man
and his evil secret lair before it's too late
you hear the announcer's baratone voice begging you to tune in
next week for the chilling conclusion but in the meantime...why
not enjoy a frosty coca cola from the makers of the drink of the
future available at your theater's friendly snack shoppe?
Law is an exceptionally handsome fellow to begin with and what's
more handsome than a man in a uniform? Right a man in a uniform
with an accent. Purr. His unswerving talent just ads a
tasty olive to his yummitini flavorings.
Paltrow is phenomenal as Polly Perkins, the maven with moxie.
And even in sporty high heels and form fitting career-gal wear
she may just manage to save the world!
Giovanni Ribisi and Angelena Jolie make the short time the appear
on film work like a well oiled chassis. Angelina sports an eye
patch and is STILL one of the nost beautiful women in the world.
what fun. A glorious trip to the movies filled with nostalgia,
talent and awe inspiring effects. Kevin Conran's production design
nails the era of a cloak and dagger Gotham City while composer
Edward Shearmor's music compliments the film's decidedly refreshing
feel with triumphant notes from another time of filmmaking. Director
writer Kerry Conran has created a masterpiece that should delight
audiences in the world of tomorrow. Enjoy.
recommendation: Bazooka bubblegum