History YMMV / SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow

13th Jul '16 10:08:00 PM Emptybee
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** Actually, WorldWarOne was being referred to as such prior to the outbreak of WorldWarTwo[[note]]though ''extremely'' rarely, and mostly by people wanting to make a point -- and even then "the first World War" was more common (capitalization deliberate -- the usual point was that it had been the first of a new kind of war, a World War if one will, rather than that there'd ''necessarily'' be another one)[[/note]]. As the Zeppelins seem to be headed by Germans but not Nazis, one might assume that in this universe, World War Two was a conflict not started by the invasion of Poland (although the East Asia war probably happened/is happening, given references to Tojou Hideki and Manchuria).
6th May '16 5:13:52 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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* NotEvenTryingWithTheAccent: Jude Law doesn't even make an ''attempt'' to sound American.

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* NotEvenTryingWithTheAccent: NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Jude Law doesn't even make an ''attempt'' to sound American.
6th May '16 5:13:18 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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* NotEvenTryingWithTheAccent: Jude Law doesn't even make an ''attempt'' to sound American.
4th May '16 7:16:10 PM alienhunter
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Was Totenkopf the actual mindmaster of his ultimate plan? Did his machines turn against him before he died? Did they murdered him? Was he sane to begin? Considering how little is shown about him and his plan, those questions have no answer.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Was Totenkopf the actual mindmaster mastermind of his ultimate plan? Did his machines turn against him before he died? Did they murdered murder him? Was he sane to begin? Considering how little is shown about him and his plan, those questions have no answer.
30th Jan '16 8:39:34 AM Cieloazul
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The miniaturized elephant in the kidnapped scientist's laboratory is never brought up afterwards, as despite the clonation stuff in his island, Totenkopf is never implied to be interested in mini-size lifeforms, and the purpose of that experiment remains unexplained.
29th Jan '16 12:10:53 PM Cieloazul
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Was Totenkopf the actual mindmaster of his ultimate plan? Did his machines turn against him before he died? Did they murdered him? Was he sane to begin? Considering how little is shown about him and his plan, those questions have no answer.
7th Jul '15 9:22:25 AM HeraldAlberich
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: A [[PrivateMilitaryContractors mercenary commanding his own private air force]] seems an unusual choice for a hero now, but makes sense for the time the movie is set, when the exploits of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_tigers Flying Tigers]] in China made them popular heroes and a good choice for a hero.



* FridgeLogic: A minor case, Joe refers to "WorldWarOne." At the time the film is set, the sequel hadn't broken out. It would have been called "The Great War" (or "The World War", which ''was'' used at the time, although mostly by Germans).
** Actually, WorldWarOne was being referred to as such prior to the outbreak of WorldWarTwo[[note]]though ''extremely'' rarely, and mostly by people wanting to make a point -- and even then the first World War was more common (capitalization deliberate -- the usual point was that it had been the first of a new kind of war, a World War if one will, rather than that there'd ''necessarily'' be another one)[[/note]]. As the Zeppelins seem to be headed by Germans but not Nazis, one might assume that in this universe, World War Two was a conflict not started by the invasion of Poland (although the East Asia war probably happened/is happening, given references to Tojou Hideki and Manchuria).

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* FridgeLogic: A In a minor case, Joe refers to "WorldWarOne." At the time the film is set, the sequel hadn't broken out. It would have been called "The Great War" (or "The World War", which ''was'' used at the time, although mostly by Germans).
** Actually, WorldWarOne was being referred to as such prior to the outbreak of WorldWarTwo[[note]]though ''extremely'' rarely, and mostly by people wanting to make a point -- and even then the "the first World War War" was more common (capitalization deliberate -- the usual point was that it had been the first of a new kind of war, a World War if one will, rather than that there'd ''necessarily'' be another one)[[/note]]. As the Zeppelins seem to be headed by Germans but not Nazis, one might assume that in this universe, World War Two was a conflict not started by the invasion of Poland (although the East Asia war probably happened/is happening, given references to Tojou Hideki and Manchuria).



* ValuesDissonance: A [[PrivateMilitaryContractors mercenary commanding his own private air force]] seems an unusual choice for a hero now, but makes sense for the time the movie is set, when the exploits of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_tigers Flying Tigers]] in China made them popular heroes and a good choice for a hero.
3rd Jun '15 7:29:25 AM maxwellsilver
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* DamselScrappy: Done deliberately with HotScoop Polly Perkins, as in the [[PulpMagazine pulps]] ''every'' female character was a DamselScrappy. Franky and the MysteriousWoman however are typical modern [[ActionGirl Action Girls]].
* FridgeBrilliance: The idea that Dr. Totenkopf, [[spoiler:who has been dead for 20 years in the story]], is being portrayed using re-cut archived footage of LaurenceOlivier, who had died 15 years before the film is released. [[spoiler:The idea of a dead man portraying a dead man just kinda seems to work.]]

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* DamselScrappy: Done deliberately with HotScoop Polly Perkins, as in the [[PulpMagazine pulps]] ''every'' female character was a DamselScrappy. Franky and the MysteriousWoman however are typical modern [[ActionGirl Action Girls]].
{{Action Girl}}s.
* FridgeBrilliance: The idea that Dr. Totenkopf, [[spoiler:who has been dead for 20 years in the story]], is being portrayed using re-cut archived footage of LaurenceOlivier, Creator/LaurenceOlivier, who had died 15 years before the film is released. [[spoiler:The idea of a dead man portraying a dead man just kinda seems to work.]]



* ValuesDissonance: A [[PrivateMilitaryContractors mercenary commanding his own private air force]] seems an unusual choice for a hero now, but makes sense for the time the movie is set, when the exploits of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_tigers Flying Tigers]] in China made them popular heroes and a good choice for a hero.

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* ValuesDissonance: A [[PrivateMilitaryContractors mercenary commanding his own private air force]] seems an unusual choice for a hero now, but makes sense for the time the movie is set, when the exploits of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_tigers Flying Tigers]] in China made them popular heroes and a good choice for a hero.hero.
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25th Nov '14 2:13:09 AM LordInsane
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* FridgeLogic: A minor case, Joe refers to "WorldWarOne." At the time the film is set, the sequel hadn't broken out. It would have been called "The Great War."
** Actually, WorldWarOne was being reffered to as such prior to the outbreak of WorldWarTwo. As the Zeppelins seem to be headed by Germans but not Nazis, one might assume that in this universe, World War Two was a conflict not started by the invasion of Poland (although the East Asia war probably happened/is happening, given references to Tojou Hideki and Manchuria).

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* FridgeLogic: A minor case, Joe refers to "WorldWarOne." At the time the film is set, the sequel hadn't broken out. It would have been called "The Great War."
War" (or "The World War", which ''was'' used at the time, although mostly by Germans).
** Actually, WorldWarOne was being reffered referred to as such prior to the outbreak of WorldWarTwo.WorldWarTwo[[note]]though ''extremely'' rarely, and mostly by people wanting to make a point -- and even then the first World War was more common (capitalization deliberate -- the usual point was that it had been the first of a new kind of war, a World War if one will, rather than that there'd ''necessarily'' be another one)[[/note]]. As the Zeppelins seem to be headed by Germans but not Nazis, one might assume that in this universe, World War Two was a conflict not started by the invasion of Poland (although the East Asia war probably happened/is happening, given references to Tojou Hideki and Manchuria).
10th Jul '13 6:55:43 AM AirofMystery
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** Actually, WorldWarOne was being reffered to as such prior to the outbreak of WorldWarTwo.

to:

** Actually, WorldWarOne was being reffered to as such prior to the outbreak of WorldWarTwo. As the Zeppelins seem to be headed by Germans but not Nazis, one might assume that in this universe, World War Two was a conflict not started by the invasion of Poland (although the East Asia war probably happened/is happening, given references to Tojou Hideki and Manchuria).
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