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« on: September 14, 2004, 02:05:43 PM »

First off....I'm looking forward to going to see Crimson Skies and the World of Tomorrow...er...Sky Captain I mean.   Early reviews have been pretty good and I know they have been promoting the hell out of it on TV.  Anyone else making a run for the theater this weekend?
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2004, 02:10:34 PM »

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First off....I'm looking forward to going to see Crimson Skies and the World of Tomorrow...er...Sky Captain I mean.   Early reviews have been pretty good and I know they have been promoting the hell out of it on TV.  Anyone else making a run for the theater this weekend?


I'm going to drag my g/f to see it with me this weekend.  She probably won't like it at all.

Is it at all based on Crimson Skies?  Of course that is the first thing I thought of when I saw it and the primary reason I want to see it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2004, 02:54:44 PM »

No, it's not based on Crimson Skies although the connections are pretty remarkable.  Entertainment Weekly has a preview of the movie in the latest issue in the Gwenyth Paltrow interview.  The guy who created it has been working on it for a decade, made a 6 minute movie (that took 3 years or something) in order to sell it to studios.  The final product is what you will see on Friday.

An interesting this is that he wanted to film it in black and white, but Paramount told him that the foreign film watchers weren't too interested in seeing a B+W film, so he gave it the retro color look.
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2004, 02:55:48 PM »

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I'm going to drag my g/f to see it with me this weekend.  She probably won't like it at all.

Does your gf think Jude Law is hot (because many do)?  That's reason enough for many women to go see this movie (I'm serious).
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2004, 03:04:14 PM »

For some odd reason, the fact that they're trying to push this movie as a serious, cool, sci-fi flick in the trailers these days annoys me, because it clearly shows whoever was responsible for them(trailers, I mean) is trying to falsify the whole movie to something else than it actually is - a campy old-school/new-school sci-fi movie with some heavy cheese spread on it.

Now granted, this isn't exactly unheard of in the movie industry, and it wouldn't bug me as much, if the trailers about a year ago didn't have a completely opposite (and more honest) feel to them.

So, as a result, I'm left to question why they saw it necessary to try and change the general flavor of the movie in question in the trailers only, when the movie itself is still the same? And I come to the conclusion that it's most likely because it stinks badly and they're just trying to get a huge first day ticket sales before the word gets out.
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2004, 08:34:54 PM »

I'm undecided on this one. Visually it looks stunning, and I love the 1930's look of Sci-Fi. I can applaud the makers for at least staying true to their film, but it doesn't appear the Nazis are the villains. In those stories, the Nazis are always the villains. I think that's what isn't cinching it for me - no swastikas anywhere.
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2004, 07:55:07 PM »

IN on Saturday!

Making this part of a double feature with Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence.

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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2004, 02:29:39 PM »

Anyone sneak out and see this one and can give us some impressions?
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2004, 04:26:02 AM »

I finally saw this movie tonight, and I absolutely loved it.  The look was fantastic, and really set the mood for the movie.  The plot was not what I was expecting.  It was admittedly a little cheesy at times, but I enjoyed the humor.  It was a very clean movie as well.  Highly recommended to people who enjoy old sci-fi movies, or something in this kind of style.
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2010, 09:58:27 PM »

So what was the final opinion of this movie? Not watched it yet.
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2010, 10:04:22 PM »

Quote from: Graham on September 26, 2004, 04:26:02 AM

I finally saw this movie tonight, and I absolutely loved it.  The look was fantastic, and really set the mood for the movie.  The plot was not what I was expecting.  It was admittedly a little cheesy at times, but I enjoyed the humor.  It was a very clean movie as well.  Highly recommended to people who enjoy old sci-fi movies, or something in this kind of style.

It's one of those odd movies that has grown on me over time.  at first I wasn't impressed, but after seeing it a second time I liked it more.  too bad they never did a sequel.
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2010, 01:23:51 AM »

Quote from: Daehawk on November 21, 2010, 09:58:27 PM

So what was the final opinion of this movie? Not watched it yet.

Last Sunday's Globe ran a story about how movies that flop can nevertheless move the art form forward. Sky Captain was one of their examples. Although it did poorly in theaters and was critically panned, it pioneered the technique of making an entire film green-screened/CG and paved the way for Avatar.

I rented Sky Captain a couple of years ago and was underwhelmed.
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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2010, 02:48:21 AM »

I enjoyed it myself, it had that campy saturday matinee adventure feel to it.  Plus Ive always found Ms Paltrow to be rather attractive.
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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2010, 05:49:21 AM »

Quote from: rshetts2 on November 22, 2010, 02:48:21 AM

I enjoyed it myself, it had that campy saturday matinee adventure feel to it.  Plus Ive always found Ms Paltrow to be rather attractive.
Exactly. Has the same 'old serial' feel to it that the Indiana Jones movies have.
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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2010, 03:05:36 PM »

Quote from: Ironrod on November 22, 2010, 01:23:51 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on November 21, 2010, 09:58:27 PM

So what was the final opinion of this movie? Not watched it yet.

Last Sunday's Globe ran a story about how movies that flop can nevertheless move the art form forward. Sky Captain was one of their examples. Although it did poorly in theaters and was critically panned, it pioneered the technique of making an entire film green-screened/CG and paved the way for Avatar.

I rented Sky Captain a couple of years ago and was underwhelmed.

I used to like it but now I hate it.
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« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2010, 03:48:48 PM »

I have yet to watch it.
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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2010, 05:44:40 PM »

It was on some cable channel last night.....never could watch that whole movie....
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