Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
This is what you humans think passes for new ideas anymore: artificially
creating realistic-looking representations of comic-book drawings from the
1930s and 40s. If everything in this movie was created by computers EXCEPT
for the actors, why do the trailers make it look like Mr. Law and Miss
Paltrow are the least lively objects in the entire affair? Sorry to
interrupt your nap, Jude.
Is there really any demand for this sequel to the Leo Salkind animated movie
version of the Carl Reiner/Mel Brooks routine "The 2,000 Year Old Man?"
This seems strange to me.
"Finding Nemo?" I don't know what you're talking about, this movie is
nothing like "Finding Nemo." What? Just because they're both fully
computer-animated movies that feature fish characters struggling against
adversity in a colorful undersea realm and starring contemporary comedians
as the voices? That's like comparing squids and octopi. Totally different.
Katie Holmes stars as an attractive young woman who gained a lot of
attention early in her career on television before going on to a string of
uninspired movies that gained little interest or attention, either
critically or in the box office. Co-starring Michael Keaton as a distant
echo of forgotten promise.
Sigh. Yet another sports movie about an athlete who struggles to success
despite being saddled with a unfortunate physical handicap. This version
centers around a tennis player who becomes a champion even though he doesn't
I like it when movies put their legacy right in the title. Makes it easy to
write these snide little snippets.
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