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The World of Tomorrow (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi, Short | Video 25 January 2005
As a reporter covers a story on a missing scientist, giant robots attack New York City.





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As a reporter covers a story on a missing scientist, giant robots attack New York City.

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25 January 2005 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


This short ultimately launched the career of director Kerry Conran. It is also the inspiration for Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004). See more »


The setting is clearly in the late-1930s/early-1940s, however the Empire State Building features a TV tower, which was not added until 1950. See more »

Crazy Credits

The short ends with title overlays in the style of 1930s movie trailers, reading: "SEE! Sky Captain and the Flying Legion in...The World of Tomorrow! 7 Heart-Pounding Thrilling Chapters! Sky Captain and the Flying Legion in the World of Tomorrow!" See more »


Version of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) See more »

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A lot better than the feature length movie.
14 June 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

When I bought Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow on DVD, I was awaiting a poor short, nothing really to write home about. But when i selected it in the special features, I fell in love with it. I actually think they should have made the full-length movie a special feature, and the short the movie lol! We open on a very recognizable picture (for movie buffs really) is the crackly graded picture of old movies of the silver screen, such as Frankenstein, or The 39 Steps. It's in wonderful black and white, an unusual feat these days. But then again, the whole process was shot in front of blue screen, so there's nothing to be surprised at. It's quite similar to the full length version, but I actually think the actors in this piece, though unknown, and hardly speak a line each, are better choices for the roles of Polly Perkins and Joe Sullivan. Don't get me wrong, I liked Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow in the movie, but Gwyneth was slightly wooden in the movie, as this actor wasn't. Sorry Gwyneth, she was better. Even though this was only about an eighth or tenth of the actual movie, I liked it better because, as Kerry Conran wanted, it would have been in chapters, making you believe it more.

4/5 or 8/10

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