Skycaptain and the World of Tomorrow
By user12607856 on Mar 13, 2005
One of the nice things about Duncan having a sleep-over at Grandma's, is that his parents can go out for a good meal at a fancy restaurant (Sundance Mining Company), and then watch a "grownup" movie that they've been wanting to see.
In hindsight, Skycaptain and the World of Tomorrow, would have been just fine for a six year old to watch. Not too many scary bits, and the CG imagery takes away the realistic edge and makes it much less threatening.
The computer graphic generated settings were what made it for me in the end. I had no idea what to expect, other than this was a science fiction movie. From reading about it after seeing the film, I see that it was deliberately styled after 30's SF movies and it certainly felt very authentic in this respect. You have to totally suspend your belief in whether this could possibly happen. Some of the inconsistencies will make your brain hurt. Get past that and it's very enjoyable. I like films that are unpredictable and this is certainly that. I found the comic banter was entertaining at times and forced at others. The one-liner that ended the film was perfect.
For us, this film was definitely worth the price of a rental.