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Posted 23 May 2018 - 09:36 AM

Was I the only one who thought Scarlett Johansson was in SKY CAPTAIN? I guess I am confusing it with THE SPIRIT? But, like, who can tell the difference anyway?

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 10:10 AM

View PostElektra Boogaloo, on 23 May 2018 - 09:36 AM, said:

Was I the only one who thought Scarlett Johansson was in SKY CAPTAIN? I guess I am confusing it with THE SPIRIT? But, like, who can tell the difference anyway?

No I legit thought she was in this movie the WHOLE time I ever knew about its existence.
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:59 AM

Chicago shows confirmed and they are:

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 01:02 PM

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 18 May 2018 - 12:29 PM, said:

I'm really disappointed that my revelation that Lorenzo was IN Grease didn't make it in after yours.


I agree, I thought that was definitely the cherry on top of the theory. I thought for sure he was going to throw it in as a one-two punch..

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 01:50 PM

View PostMisterDrX, on 23 May 2018 - 01:02 PM, said:

I agree, I thought that was definitely the cherry on top of the theory. I thought for sure he was going to throw it in as a one-two punch..

My guess is that I came in with that gem just too late and they had already gathered everything for him to read.
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Posted 24 May 2018 - 12:14 AM

So I just finished Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and, while it's certainly not the greatest movie, is pretty dull, and was doomed for commercial failure from the start, I think I.... like it.

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It gives me the same aesthetic pleasure as, say, watching Downton Abbey, where nothing bad is going to happen to the nice, well-meaning, well-dressed handsome people on screen as everyone is polite to everyone else. Except here, that aesthetic is faux-1930s serials rather than BBC period dramas.
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Posted 24 May 2018 - 05:28 AM

Tried watching this, found it hideously boring, so went right back to playing God of War.... BOY!!

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 05:52 AM

View PostQuasar Sniffer, on 24 May 2018 - 12:14 AM, said:

It gives me the same aesthetic pleasure as, say, watching Downton Abbey, where nothing bad is going to happen to the nice, well-meaning, well-dressed handsome people on screen as everyone is polite to everyone else.

Hey they at least lost a daughter to the flu and Dan Stevens to a car crash so you can't say that nothing totally bad happens.
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Posted 24 May 2018 - 06:11 AM

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 24 May 2018 - 05:52 AM, said:

Hey they at least lost a daughter to the flu and Dan Stevens to a car crash so you can't say that nothing totally bad happens.

Oh, I know, I'm being a bit disingenuous. I was just trying to give another example of a TV show or a movie where watching it just sort of.... feels nice. Thinking about it now, Downtown Abbey is a bad example because it's just better executed in its chosen format. I should save this for the show thread, but Sky Captain is a story probably better told serialized... like a serial. Maybe even in a video game where you can craft actual characters with CGI and further engage the viewers/players by giving them a feeling of control over those stock characters.
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Posted 24 May 2018 - 06:13 AM

View PostQuasar Sniffer, on 24 May 2018 - 06:11 AM, said:

Oh, I know, I'm being a bit disingenuous. I was just trying to give another example of a TV show or a movie where watching it just sort of.... feels nice. Thinking about it now, Downtown Abbey is a bad example because it's just better executed in its chosen format. I should save this for the show thread, but Sky Captain is a story probably better told serialized... like a serial. Maybe even in a video game where you can craft actual characters with CGI and further engage the viewers/players by giving them a feeling of control over those stock characters.

Oh I was just pulling your chain because lbr if those actors hadn't wanted to leave the show nothing bad would've ever happened to that family.
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Posted 24 May 2018 - 06:42 AM

View PostQuasar Sniffer, on 24 May 2018 - 12:14 AM, said:

So I just finished Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and, while it's certainly not the greatest movie, is pretty dull, and was doomed for commercial failure from the start, I think I.... like it.

It gives me the same aesthetic pleasure as, say, watching Downton Abbey, where nothing bad is going to happen to the nice, well-meaning, well-dressed handsome people on screen as everyone is polite to everyone else. Except here, that aesthetic is faux-1930s serials rather than BBC period dramas.


I watched it again last night (first time since theaters) and I largely agree. It's not great, but visually it's creative/interesting and as a narrative the worst you can say is that it's "stock" -- filled with cliched situations you've probably seen before. I definitely see why this didn't catch on, but I'm also not sure I'd call it a "bad" movie exactly. (Also, The Spirit was SO much worse than this.)

As for Downton Abbey, I'd say the early seasons (especially the first) had more going on than "nice BBC dress-up" but as it went along it pretty much became that.

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 07:00 AM

View Postsycasey 2.0, on 24 May 2018 - 06:42 AM, said:


I watched it again last night (first time since theaters) and I largely agree. It's not great, but visually it's creative/interesting and as a narrative the worst you can say is that it's "stock" -- filled with cliched situations you've probably seen before. I definitely see why this didn't catch on, but I'm also not sure I'd call it a "bad" movie exactly. (Also, The Spirit was SO much worse than this.)


I agree - it kind of grew on me over the course of the film. The dullness was pretty debilitating, but it was pretty beautiful to look at throughout. The final half hour turned me around on it.
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Posted 24 May 2018 - 10:54 AM

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I agree - it kind of grew on me over the course of the film. The dullness was pretty debilitating, but it was pretty beautiful to look at throughout. The final half hour turned me around on it.

It's mighty hard to get to that last half hour without falling asleep though. How is a movie with 40's style dog fight combat and giant killer robots with laserbeam eyes so boring?

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 08:14 PM

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That never gets old.

I am 15 minutes into this garbage fire of a film and I hate everything about it. This makes me appreciate even more the work that went into making Sin City appear like an old-school noir film with half the budget. I hate that somehow character faces are lit despite there being no possible way, like in Jude Law's office where he turns his lamp AWAY from his face towards Gwyneth Paltrow but then his face is even more lit up than before, or somehow how actor faces always have that single bar of light going across their eyes to make it seem like what someone would think an old radio serial would look like as a movie. Also, why did they think that the enemy planes needed to have flapping wings?
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Posted 24 May 2018 - 09:44 PM

Cannot believe that this was well received when it first came out.

72% on Rotten Tomatoes is insanely high for this movie.

I would have been much more on board for this movie if Jude Law and Angelina Jolie as the mains. Gwyneth and Jude didn't have nearly enough chemistry to hold this movie up.

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 09:49 PM

They better mention that the villian is on screen for 10 seconds and the camera has not got its lens on