After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.
In 1939, an intrepid reporter in New York City makes a connection between the story she's covering -- of famous scientists suddenly disappearing around the world, and a recent attack on the city by giant robots. Determined to find the solution to these happenings, she seeks the help of her ex-boyfriend, the captain of a mercenary legion of pilots. The two are investigating the case when the robots attack the city again, though in a stroke of luck, Sky Captain's right-hand man is able to locate their source. They then set off on an adventure in search of the evil mastermind behind these schemes, who is bent on creating a utopia and destroying the current world. Written by
There actually were a few sets built. The only full set constructed was Polly's office, used during the scene where she is confronted by Editor Paley before leaving to meet Dr. Jennings. Dr. Jennings' lab contained many real tables and props, with bluescreen backgrounds, and his office was almost entirely real with the exception of the exterior seen through the window which the Mysterious Woman uses to escape. See more »
The German rocket's display showing its height contains three spelling
mistakes: "VERSTARKER" (booster, amplifier) should be written with A-umlaut and the plural of kilometer is simply kilometer, without s at the end, and since nouns are capitalized in German it should actually read "Kilometer". See more »
Attention. Please prepare for docking procedure.
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Laurence Olivier is given a major on-screen credit, despite only being in the film through archive footage and having another actor voice his character's lines. See more »
I had not read about the movie before watching it and was fascinated
within the first several minutes and continued to enjoy it through to
the end. This movie's unique look and feel is its primary vehicle.
If you are looking for a sophisticated plot, this movie was not made
for you. The plot and acting were adequate enough to avoid ruining the
visual picture. The makers applied a comic book feel to the movie that
allowed for softer edges and sepia tones, both with the animated sets
and the human characters. If a set does not look completely realistic,
the viewer is not troubled because the set is consistent with
everything you see in the movie.
Anyone who has ever edited video or worked with animation would have to
appreciate the visual art and quality of this movie. Otherwise, it
contains a decent story that would be worth watching at least once.
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