5 Reasons Sky Captain & The World Of Tomorrow Should Not Be Forgotten

Ten years ago a science fiction film soared into cinemas across the world, featuring a classic story of man vs machine and starring the talented Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow. The film, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, followed the characters of Polly Perkins, an enthusiastic journalist, and her former lover Joe Sullivan, the titular Sky Captain. Together they investigate a mysterious invasion of New York City by an army of robots, in an alternative-history 1939 setting. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow was a brilliant piece of cinema, drawing on a classic style to deliver an engaging and exciting story. Upon its release, it was praised by critics, who complimented the "gorgeous" visuals and deemed the film a "triumph." Legendary film critic Roger Ebert gave Sky Captain a maximum four out of four stars, asserting "it reminded me of how I felt the first time I saw Raiders of the Lost Ark. It's like a film that escaped from the imagination directly onto the screen, without having to pass through reality along the way." However, despite the heaps of praise, Sky Captain has largely been forgotten. Though it impressed upon its release in 2004, it was not a box-office success and fell far below expectations. Looking back a decade, it is possible to see how Sky Captain was overshadowed by more successful and popular films, including I, Robot, Kill Bill Vol. 2 and The Incredibles to name a few. Frankly, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow shouldn't be forgotten. It is a fantastic film, has a great story and ten years on, is a perfectly watchable and enjoyable experience. But for a deeper look, here are five reasons exactly why Sky Captain should not be forgotten...
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