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'Sky Captain' Soars on Dazzling Effects

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'Sky Captain' Soars on Dazzling Effects

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'Sky Captain' Soars on Dazzling Effects

'Sky Captain' Soars on Dazzling Effects

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Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow in 'Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow' 2004 Paramount Pictures hide caption

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2004 Paramount Pictures

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow tells the story of a reporter and a hotshot pilot trying to save the world. The film's digitally created universe is both a nostalgic nod to the sci-fi serials of the 1930s and a stunning modernist vision. Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan has a review.