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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

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This is a community for fans of the new sci-fi adventure film, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. The film, released on September 17th, 2004, is the first by newcomer director Kerry Conran. What makes it so unique is that it's the first mainstream live-action film to have every shot contain CGI elements, as the entire film was shot on a bluescreen, and everything except the actors, a few props and a few partial sets, is done on a computer. It's also done in the style of the cliffhanger serials, such as Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon among others.

In 1939 New York City, reporter Polly Perkins (Gwyneth Paltrow) notices that the world's top scientists are disappearing. When the city is suddenly attacked from giant flying robots, she teams up with her old flame, Joseph "Sky Captain" Sullivan (Jude Law) to investigate their source. However, when Sky Captain's sidekick Dex (Giovanni Ribisi) is kidnapped by a mysterious woman (Bai Ling), Polly and Sky Captain must fly to Nepal, receiving help along the way from a Nepalese Sherpa named Kaji (Omid Djalili) and a suave British commander (Angelina Jolie), to rescue Dex and to find the mad German scientist Dr. Totenkopf (a posthumous appearance by Laurence Olivier), whose plan is to create a World of Tomorrow...and destroy the one of today.

Rated PG by the MPAA for sequences of stylized sci-fi violence and brief mild language.

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    Other Links
    The Official Website
    Watch the trailer, and a clip from the film: "Undersea Battle" (Quicktime format)
    IMDb page
    Purchase the novelization, based off the movie's screenplay, on Amazon.com
    Soundtrack page on Amazon.com