Friday, July 7, 2017

Cinema Cycle - Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

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DATE REVIEWED: 07/06/2017


FORMAT: HD-DVD

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 48 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 25.1 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 7051.7 miles

SYNOPSIS: A 1930s aerial mercenary solves the mystery of a mad scientist bent on destroying the world.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Suspension of reality in a Gothic vision of an alternate future reality.

PROS AND CONS:  Visually, this film is a homage to the concept of steampunk Gothic and the allure of America in the 1930s.  From the standpoint of plot, the story-line is actually pretty laughable.

Much of the film is Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow bickering like estranged high school sweethearts as they fly around the world in a vintage 1940’s Curtis P-40 Warhawk.  

The real star of the film are the visuals and production design, which is almost all rendered through digital effects.  The film has a noir-ish look and feel that is really stunning.


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.