Sunday, September 19, 2004

Sky Captain

Last night, I watched Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, and Angelina Jolie, Bai Ling, and Michael Gambon, and directed by Kerry Conran. I think it's worth seeing, if not solely for its novelty. The movie's retro effect was done very well with a faux black and white feel (even though the film was in color) and with exaggerated illumination and shadows. I was particularly fascinated by the giant machinery, recalling an age when the future was envisioned as an era with simply bigger and stronger machines. Some reviewers complained about the lack of chemistry between Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow, but I think they expect too much from this film which is more interesting as a reflection on film itself than a reflection on subject matter.

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