Rented Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow over the weekend. Watched it on Sunday night with the wife, both kids and both cats. I enjoyed it thoroughly, more because we actually had everyone together for two full hours than because of any inherent qualities of the movie. I finally had to declare a “no-snark zone” to keep the wife and son from talking over all the dialogue with their observations of scientific/historical/physical improbabilities.
That said, I did come away from it with a few questions. I don’t know if this character is derived from comics, or came full-cloth out of a scriptwriter’s head; maybe all this stuff is explained in the “Sky Captain Extended Universe”. Anyway, just off the top of my head:
Why is there only one Sky Captain? Shouldn’t he have a squadron or something? Does all that infrastructure (hangars, landing strips, electronics) belong just to him? Who *is * this guy?
What year is it supposed to be in the movie? I know it’s at least 1938 from a reference to 1918 being “at least twenty years ago” (I can do that much math), but how much later than that?
There were references to “The Great War” and to “World War I”, but none to a WWII, either explicitly or by reference – was there supposed to have been a WWII in the movie’s world? Is there a backstory for this?
Just wondering, is all.