History Film / SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow

20th Jan '18 4:30:12 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt[=/=]UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: The [[spoiler:planet-colonizing rocketship]] seems benign, until it's revealed that its afterburners will [[spoiler:ignite the Earth's atmosphere.]]

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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt[=/=]UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The [[spoiler:planet-colonizing rocketship]] seems benign, until it's revealed that its afterburners will [[spoiler:ignite the Earth's atmosphere.]]


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* ForgotToFeedTheMonster: Totenkopf's lair has a giant, now-skeletal beast chained up outside his lair. The ''other'' one, however, is either alive or something is tugging on its chain just offscreen, so Joe and Penny opt to use a drainage pipe instead of risking it. [[spoiler:This is the first hint that the robots are running the show.]]
1st Jan '18 2:28:22 PM maxwellsilver
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* OneBulletLeft: Polly is down to one shot left in her camera, so she's forced to forgo the chance to photograph the [[spoiler:lost kingdom of Shangri-La]], a [[spoiler:top-secret flying aircraft carrier]], a giant [[spoiler:prehistoric bird]], and [[spoiler:every creature on Earth being loaded two-by-two into a giant rocketship]]. In the end Polly passes up the Scoop of the Century for a photograph of [[spoiler:Joe]] ... who [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments promptly informs her]] she [[spoiler:left the lens cap on]]. [[note]]Except the point of view during the shot is facing Polly and the front of her camera, and the audience can clearly see the lens cap is ''not'' on. Though you could {{handwave}} this as Joe messing with her again.[[/note]]

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* OneBulletLeft: Polly is down to one shot left in her camera, so she's forced to forgo the chance to photograph the [[spoiler:lost kingdom of Shangri-La]], a [[spoiler:top-secret flying aircraft carrier]], a giant [[spoiler:prehistoric bird]], and [[spoiler:every creature on Earth being loaded two-by-two into a giant rocketship]]. In the end Polly passes up the Scoop of the Century for a photograph of [[spoiler:Joe]] ... who [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments promptly informs her]] her she [[spoiler:left the lens cap on]]. [[note]]Except the point of view during the shot is facing Polly and the front of her camera, and the audience can clearly see the lens cap is ''not'' on.on (and in fact, her camera doesn't even have a lens cap). Though you could {{handwave}} this as Joe messing with her again.[[/note]]
26th Dec '17 10:27:53 AM maxwellsilver
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''Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow'' is a 2004 movie [[GenreThrowback homage]] to the TwoFistedTales of the 1930s, written and directed by Kerry Conran. The film follows the adventures of AcePilot H. Joseph "Joe" Sullivan, known as [[TheRedBaron Sky Captain]] (Creator/JudeLaw) and IntrepidReporter [[PluckyGirl Polly Perkins]] (Creator/GwynethPaltrow). Creator/AngelinaJolie also appears as Royal Navy Commander Francesca "Franky" Cook.

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''Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow'' is a 2004 movie [[GenreThrowback homage]] to the TwoFistedTales of the 1930s, written and directed by Kerry Conran. The film follows the adventures of AcePilot H. Joseph "Joe" Sullivan, known as [[TheRedBaron Sky Captain]] Captain (Creator/JudeLaw) and IntrepidReporter [[PluckyGirl Polly Perkins]] Perkins (Creator/GwynethPaltrow). Creator/AngelinaJolie also appears as Royal Navy Commander Francesca "Franky" Cook.
23rd Dec '17 5:33:19 PM nombretomado
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* BritsWithBattleships: ''Flying'' battleships.
31st Oct '17 5:41:18 PM Dingbot
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* {{Sidekick}}: Dex, to Joe (Sky Captain). But there's a lot more to Dex then this; he may ''look'' like a skinny little nerd but he's [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in badass]] and has matters well in hand when Joe finally arrives to "rescue" him. To his credit Joe doesn't seem very surprised and just asks for a heads up on the plan.

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* {{Sidekick}}: Dex, to Joe (Sky Captain). But there's a lot more to Dex then than this; he may ''look'' like a skinny little nerd but he's [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in badass]] and has matters well in hand when Joe finally arrives to "rescue" him. To his credit Joe doesn't seem very surprised and just asks for a heads up on the plan.
25th Aug '17 7:52:59 PM gjjones
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* ActionGirl: Commander Francesca "Franky" Cook of the Royal Navy, who sports an EyepatchOfPower. She is also part of a LoveTriangle in the movie.

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Commander Francesca "Franky" Cook of the Royal Navy, who sports an EyepatchOfPower. She is also part of a LoveTriangle in the movie.



** DragonAscendant: She acts as the effective BigBad after [[spoiler:we learn that Totenkopf's long dead.]]

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** * DragonAscendant: She The agent acts as the effective BigBad after [[spoiler:we learn that Totenkopf's long dead.]]
20th Aug '17 8:56:47 PM Kalaong
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The concept of a ''heroic'' "[[PrivateMilitaryContractors army for hire]]" is puzzling to modern viewers, but is actually where Joe's backstory crosses into RealLife; before building the Flying Legion, he flew for the First American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force; a mercenary organization nicknamed the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Tigers Flying Tigers.]]


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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The concept of a ''heroic'' "[[PrivateMilitaryContractors army for hire]]" is puzzling to modern viewers, but is actually where Joe's backstory crosses into RealLife; before building the Flying Legion, he flew for the First American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force; a mercenary organization nicknamed the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Tigers Flying Tigers.]]
20th Aug '17 8:49:04 PM Kalaong
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The concept of a ''heroic'' "[[PrivateMilitaryContractors army for hire]]" is puzzling to modern viewers, but is actually where Joe's backstory crosses into RealLife; before building the Flying Legion, he flew for the First American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force; a mercenary organization nicknamed the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Tigers Flying Tigers.]]
16th Aug '17 10:32:49 PM Tallens
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* RecurringCameraShot: Has one near the beginning when the robots arrive in New York, first with bystanders pointing at them, three of them lined up in a row, followed by the police shooting at them arranged and framed the same way.
25th Jun '17 11:12:55 PM DeusDenuo
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** The silhouette of Franchise/{{Godzilla}} can be seen in a newspaper from Japan.

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** The silhouette of Franchise/{{Godzilla}} can be seen in a newspaper from Japan. [[spoiler:The headline indicates that the big G popped up to fight off the robots, anachronisms be damned.]]
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