Thursday, October 05, 2006
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
I've just tried to watch Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
Holy cow, what a bad movie.
You'd think when somebody adapted thirties pulp fiction and movies, they would take the best aspects of them... well not this producer. Just for example he adopted the absolutely dreadful movie music they always used in those days without changing a note.
Basically he managed to make a movie involving Gwyneth Paltrow and Giovanni Ribisi (both excellent actors) and giant robots (which should be right up my alley), and make it boring! I woulda thunk it impossible.
This movie is the pinnacle of badness, it takes the bad side of bad and makes it look good by comparison. It's the flea on the cockroach on the king of badness. If Bad was light, this would be a supernova. It's so bad it dreams of aspiring to suck.
... OK, maybe not that bad, but lord it's not good.
(I better fess up, the above paragraph was a joke stolen from the old comic strip Bloom County. The penguin Opus as a movie reviewer.) (Rewritten though, since I only clearly remembered the punch line.)