Saturday Matinee

Yesterday was a rainy, dismal day and so a great afternoon to go to a movie. And it turned out that Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow was a great choice from the selection at the multiplex. The movie is an unusual combination of old fashioned adventure with 30’s style art deco with a 21st century special effects fantasy. You may already know that every location for the movie was done in the computer – no sets were used. The result is a huge moving comic book with a very unique appearance.

Some reviewers have compared Sky Captain to Raiders of the Lost Ark and, while it has the same spirit, it’s one level below that film (but much better than Indiana Jones #2). Anyway, the bottom line for me at the movies is that I get some good entertainment for my money and Sky Captain was certainly that. It’s flat out a lot of fun.