Review: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

What actually was a budget conscious decision, was pushed into this world as a novelty. But this full CGI/green screen setup, to put it mildly, is a slight disappointment. From the very beginning, you’ll notice the shadowy undetailed backgrounds. Combined with the continuous sepia filter and a few very low budget shots, the eye candy is just a plain cube of sugar. While the effect of watching an old cartoon book does transfer well, it’s still not an immersive experience.
That would leave a great story and superb acting to compensate. Sadly, not so. The story is a standard deployment of cliches and the acting is ice cold.
All in all, a short original Superman cartoon (those from the forties) matches the visual style and has more depth to boot. Takes less time to watch too.6-.

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