Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

   I know that I would probably take some fire for admitting this, but I am really enjoying this flick. I knew about Sky Captain when it came out but then it flew under the radar, as it were. While flipping around our Netflix menu, this movie came up, and I thought it might be a fun watch. Well it turns out that I was very right. You see, I totally LOVE Sci-Fi pulp, hyper-reality noir, and the art deco aesthetic. This one as it all. This movie is so fun that I may just purchase a copy for when Netflix takes it out of rotation.

   This movie is definitely going on my favorite pulp science fiction movie list. It’s right up there with “The Shadow“, “The Phantom“, “Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze“, “Dick Tracy“, “Flash Gordon“, and ALL four of the Indiana Jones adventures. I am a sucker for a fun period film. Say what you will about my taste in movies, but I do enjoy each one of them.

  Anyways, for a final movie of this Labor Day Weekend this one was the perfect choice. It’s Beautifully done, Fun, and Done in One.

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#Retro Review: The #Shadow (1994)

   Oliver Harper, being his usual thorough self, goes in deep on 1994’s “The Shadow”. This film is a favorite of mine along with “The Phantom”. Yes, apparently I enjoy critically crapped on pulp hero films. I won’t apologize for that. I recently went on a rant on geeks who feel entitled to shit on anything and everything when it doesn’t conform to their own vision as to what a property should be. This is just a fun film and is a great popcorn flick that should simply be enjoyed and not picked apart. The visuals are stunning, the story is simple yet interesting, and the acting is very retro-dramatic.

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   If you have not watched this one, give it a shot. Don’t expect a life changing experience. Just sit back and expect to have some fun.

   Until next time…

Live long, Prosper, and may the Force be with you.