15th, 2004 - wednesday
I saw Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow last night
at a screening in Hollywood. Back a few months ago, I saw some
sequences from the film while it was in production and I wasn't
all that convinced that it was going to work right, (I just don't
think blue or green screen acting is the way of future productions...)
but despite a little bit of wooden acting, the film actually comes
together pretty nicely in the end.
really liked it. It was even better than I expected, and it's
apparent that a lot of love went into making this film. So, I
give Sky Captain a high recommendation. An A+ for effort
goes to the inspired and talented crew, and a solid B+ for delivering
the goods despite the unorthodoxed methods used to produce it.
Kerry Conran was there to speak after the screening and he seemed
like a genuinely great guy and passionate artist. I really hope
this film does well at the box office and I'll be looking forward
to Conran's next project, A Princess of Mars. Now go see
Sky Captain. It's
a great ride...
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