Awesome, Dear Boy: In spades. From Jude Law getting to work with Laurence Olivier, to him and Gwyneth Paltrow signing on immediately after watching the demo reel, to Angelina Jolie getting to wear an Eyepatch of Power and a goldfish-bowl space helmet.
Doing It for the Art: The film's creator spent years developing software to achieve a film with this specific look, and then pitched a film around it.
Fake Nationality: Englishman Jude Law plays the American hero, while American Angelina Jolie plays "Franky". Jolie's accent was mocked by some critics, though she's merely riffing on the stiff-upper-lip jargon of British war propaganda.