• Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Release Date: September 17th, 2004

DVD Release Date: January 25th, 2005

PG |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

When gigantic robots attack New York City, "Sky Captain" (Jude Law) uses his private air force to fight them off. His ex-girlfriend, reporter Polly Perkins (Gwyneth Paltrow), has been investigating the recent disappearance of prominent scientists. Suspecting a link between the global robot attacks and missing men, Sky Captain and Polly decide to work together. They fly to the Himalayas in pursuit of the mysterious Dr. Totenkopf (Laurence Olivier), the mastermind behind the robots.

Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Gambon, Bai Ling, Omid Djalili, Laurence Olivier

Director: Kerry Conran

Genres: Adventure , Fantasy , Science fiction

Production Co: Brooklyn Films, Filmauro, Natural Nylon Entertainment

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Mystery , Pursuit , 1930s , Rousing , New York City

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The best way to see Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow -- if you see it at all -- is as an interesting experiment that failed.

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The film's save-the-world scenario may be the stuff of crusty cliff-hangers, its imagery may be borrowed, and its jaunty dialogue anything but deep, but there's something exhilarating going on here. It's darn sublime. show more

  • 80
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Other than the actors, their costumes, and a few props, everything in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is digital illusion, and the effects are often exhilarating. show more

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