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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Kerry Conran

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About the Movie

In this science fiction adventure set in the 1930s, New York City reporter Polly Perkins starts to investigate why so many famous scientists are being reported missing. Soon, she gets clues, as strange flying machines and giant robots threaten the city. Luckily, her old flame, aviator Captain Joseph Sullivan aka Sky Captain, is there to battle the bad guys with the Flying Legion, in his Warhawk P-40. Now Polly must fly away with Sky Captain to Nepal to find a crazy scientist, Dr. Totenkopf, who apparently wants to destroy the world!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 210
  • Fresh: 149
  • Rotten: 61
  • Average Rating: 6.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: A clever parlor trick but a dull movie. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: His nostalgia enabled by technology, Conran takes the ghosts in his machine seriously, and the results appear at once meltingly lovely and intriguingly inhuman. – Ed Park, Village Voice, Sep 22, 2004

Fresh: Such an interestingly silly movie that I found myself idly wondering what particular audience was being targeted with its peculiar conceits and infinitude of special effects. – Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Generally speaking, I'm not a big fan of style-over- substance movies, but this one is so gorgeous that it's possible to become literally lost in the richness of the images. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Jun 10, 2008

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Customer Reviews

Visually stunning...

and yet, among one worst movies I've seen. We're talking "Godzilla" bad.

Sky Captain is a special movie

I like this movie a lot, especially because it was all shot inside a studio. All the scenarios are computer made, and that's a lot of work. The texture of the image gives it the feeling of a 1940s sci-fi film. The only thing I'd say against this download is that the audio is a little bit off the video, and that's really annoying.


I thought this was a great movie. Be warned, though: this is not a serious, OR realistic movie. This does not make it a bad movie at all. You just have to go into this movie knowing that it is highly stylized, in the most impressive way. Basically, in a nutshell, if you are a guy, this was the kind of movie you could only have dreamed of as a 10 year old. It's old-school hero-villian adventure with secret bases, unbelievable settings, and crazy gadgets. Yes, at times you can tell that this movie was done on a green screen, but only very infrequently, and only if you are trying to look for it. In summary, this is an incredibly unique movie, and if you are a guy with any sense of fun and child-wonder left in you, this is worth seeing at least once. I recommend it.

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