Monday, October 11, 2004

Mooovie review

Popped into Jade2 @ Beach Road tonight to catch Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. It was really a last minute thingy when a friend SMSed me at 6pm, that he had one spare tix to tonight’s screening at 7.30pm so I rushed down to the cinema, immediately after the ending of a non-stop 3 hour interview, hoping to get some downtime.

The movie in entirety was presented with a very vintage feel throughout, sadly, so was the storyline. Basically this movie is nothing but eye-candy.

So for those of you who have yearned and longed for a movie with the vintage Casablanca (1942) feel, this movie is for you (without the soul, i.e. storyline).

I had a lot of trouble keeping my eyes open for most part of the movie, especially when there was dialogue, which does not do much to help anyone understand the characters or the story (or lack of one) any better.

As an afterthought, this is really a very commercialised film and would benefit very much from diverse merchandising - action figures with multiple clothing set, a few dozen robot variants, planes, you get the picture.

But I must say, they did a really good job with the movie’s website, all the promo materials, posters and movie trailers.

- GlassDog