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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

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After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.

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Kerry Conran

Writer:

Kerry Conran
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Polly Perkins
Jude Law ... Sky Captain
Giovanni Ribisi ... Dex
Michael Gambon ... Editor Paley
Bai Ling ... Mysterious Woman
Omid Djalili ... Kaji
Laurence Olivier ... Dr. Totenkopf (archive footage) (as Sir Laurence Olivier)
Angelina Jolie ... Franky
Trevor Baxter ... Dr. Jennings
Julian Curry Julian Curry ... Dr. Vargas
Peter Law Peter Law ... Dr. Kessler
Jon Rumney ... German Scientist
Khan Bonfils Khan Bonfils ... Creepy
Samta Gyatso Samta Gyatso ... Scary
Louis Hilyer Louis Hilyer ... Executive Officer
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Storyline

In 1939, an intrepid reporter in New York City makes a connection between the story she's covering -- of famous scientists suddenly disappearing around the world, and a recent attack on the city by giant robots. Determined to find the solution to these happenings, she seeks the help of her ex-boyfriend, the captain of a mercenary legion of pilots. The two are investigating the case when the robots attack the city again, though in a stroke of luck, Sky Captain's right-hand man is able to locate their source. They then set off on an adventure in search of the evil mastermind behind these schemes, who is bent on creating a utopia and destroying the current world. Written by Apster

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Taglines:

Without Warning. Without Mercy. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sequences of stylized sci-fi violence and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | UK | Italy

Language:

English | Tibetan | German

Release Date:

17 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The World of Tomorrow See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,580,278, 19 September 2004

Gross USA:

$37,762,677

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,835,751
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Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The full name of Sky Captain as stenciled on his office door is "H. Joseph Sullivan". See more »

Goofs

When Frankie ejects from her plane underwater, no rush of air bubbles escape the cockpit. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hindenburg announcer: Attention. Please prepare for docking procedure.
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Crazy Credits

Laurence Olivier is given a major on-screen credit, despite only being in the film through archive footage and having another actor voice his character's lines. See more »

Connections

Spin-off The Flying Legion Air Combat Challenge (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Crystal Appears
by Herbert Stothart
Used by permission of EMI Feist Catalog Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Sky Captain is a Lifeless and Dull Indiana Jones
18 September 2004 | by JeremyHowe171See all my reviews

In a word, this film was boring. It lacked life and spark. A big problem is with the two leads. Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow had no chemistry whatsoever. He was boring, and she was annoying.

The visuals were interesting, but they didn't enhance the scenes. If anything, the visuals tended to detach the audience from what was happening on screen. None of the action sequences felt real, and hence, the film failed to create any real drama or a sense of danger.

The film had potential, but it needed a better script, better acting, and a better director. I kept thinking during the film, you know, this movie would've worked if Harrison Ford was Sky Captain, Karen Allen was Polly, and Steven Spielberg was the director.

Ignore the critical acclaims for this film. The critics I think are praising the film because they *want* to like it and want it to succeed even though it fails on so many different levels.


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