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Saturday, September 18, 2004
it was beautiful
Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow was spectacular. Did you ever go to a movie and think "wow, this is really put together...lovingly?" Yeah, I never have either, but that's the feeling I got last night. Sure, I know the story of how Kerry Conran made a six-minute reel of CGI robots, and took years and years to do it, and how everything was shot against blue screen, and the whole diffuse filter/re-tint the images, etc etc. I mean really, that just screams "I love my art".

The only quibble I have is that Giovanni Ribisi was not on the same opening-credits screen as Law, Paltrow and Jolie. I know, I know, he doesn't scream "star power" but his role in the movie was as important as the others, and he's just so darn adorable in this. When it comes to the casting, I can't think of three others who could have pulled this off as well as they did. I've always loved Jude Law, and rightly so! He was just perfect as Joe.

All in all, if I were a rich person I would see this again and again. Hell, I may forego coffee throughout the weeks just to see it again and again, who knows. I got teary twice, and I laughed out loud several times. Oh, for those reviewers how say "It rips of x, y, z films"—there's a huge difference between ripping something off and giving a nod to something great that came before it. Using room number 1138 for Jennings' lab is not "ripping off" THX 1138, landing their plane in a swamp on the island, leaving it and having a slithery beast swim by is not "ripping off" The Empire Strikes Back and so on...these say "George Lucas is very cool". I like Movie Mom's review, and I just do not agree with Flick Filosopher. To each their own, of course, and I loved this movie.

It also has the best ending line in a movie, ever. You'll just have to see it.


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