Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

2004

Kerry Conran
Director
Paramount
Studio

Stunning looking tale of mad scientists and robot fighting machines set in alternate WWII. This film has its fans but I found it very hard going.

-The Sloth

One person's hard going is another's "gee whiz" retro homage. A fun film; while very hokey at times, it has its heart is in the right place, and it has its fans. A lot of people wrote it off as a failed experiment, but given almost all films today are 90% CGI, that's not really true. Sin City, for example,a very similar film stylisitically, came out the next year.

And as someone pointed out on IMDb, watching this film in black & white (as Conran intended) makes it a different and vastly improved experience. Edward Shearmur's score is excellent, too.

-Dave W.



17th September 2004
Cinema



106 mins
1.85:1


25th July 2006
HD



106 mins
2.35:1


26th September 2006
Blu-Ray



106 mins
2.35:1




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Gwyneth Paltrow
Polly Perkins
Jude Law
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan
Giovanni Ribisi
Dex Dearborn
Michael Gambon
Editor Morris Paley
Bai Ling
Mysterious Woman
Omid Djalili
Kaji
Laurence Olivier
Dr. Totenkopf
(archival footage)
(as Sir Laurence Olivier)
Angelina Jolie
Captain Francesca 'Franky' Cook
Trevor Baxter
Dr. Walter Jennings
Julian Curry
Dr. Jorge Vargas
Peter Law
Dr. Arler Kessler
Peter Law
Dr. Kessler
Jon Rumney
German Scientist
Khan Bonfils
Creepy
Samta Gyatso
Scary
Louis Hilyer
Executive Officer
Mark Wells
Communication Engineer
James Cash
Uniformed Officer
Tenzin Bhagen
Kalacakra Priest
Thupten Tsondru
Dying Old Man
Matthew Grant
Crewman #1
Steve Morphew
Crewman #2
Nancy Crane
Receptionist
Stuart Milligan
Police Sergeant
Stuart Milligan
Police Sergeant
Paul Canter
Police Officer
Demetri Goritsas
Radio Operator
William Hope
American Broadcaster
Jonathan Keeble
British Broadcaster
Stephane Cornicard
French Broadcaster
(as Stephan Cornicard)
Stephen Ballantyne
German Broadcaster
Victor Sobchak
Russian Broadcaster
Mido Hamada
Soldier
(as Mido Himadi)
Gerard Monaco
Technician
Chris Robson
Hindenburg Porter
Matthew Coulter
Hindenburg Boy
Merritt Yohnka
Construction Worker
Karl Champley
Pilot
David Decio
Pilot
Matthew Feitshans
Officer
Stephen Fitzalan
Chief
Charlotte Kyle
Hindenberg Passenger
Sky Soleil
Officer
Chuen Tsou
Buddhist Monk
Nicola Berwick
Stunts
Stunt Double: Bai Ling
(as Nickey Berwick)
Dani Biernat
Stunts
Sophia Crawford
Stunts
Thomas DeWier
Stunts
Andy Dylan
Stunts
Jeri Habberstad
Stunts
Randy Hall
Stunts
Gordon Hansen
Stunts
Frank Henson
Stunt Coordinator
(as Franklin Henson)
Mark Henson
Stunt Coordinator
Dennis Keiffer
Stunts
Emma Mac
Stunts
Peter Pedrero
Stunts
Bean Peel
Stunts
(as Lucinda 'Bean' Peel)
Dominic Preece
Stunts
Nathan Siebring
Stunts
Brian Simpson
Stunts
C.C. Smiff
Stunts
Monica Staggs
Stunts
Christie Hayes
Stunt Double: Gweneth Paltrow
(uncredited)