Sky Captain, Reconsidered

My TV stopped working for a day then mysteriously came back to life tonight. I took the opportunity to watch Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow with the family.

Even my kids loved it, and they hate everything I like, just as a rule. Seems to me this holds up better than it did back in 2004, when it flopped at the box office. An amazing old-fashioned eye-popping movie in addition to a great technical innovation, one of those terrible lost opportunities you come across from time to time in Hollywood, like the destruction of The Thief and the Cobbler to the ravaging of Greed. At least Sky Captain exists intact to be discovered by new generations.

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