After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.
The warrior Beowulf (Ray Winstone) must fight and defeat the monster Grendel (Crispin Glover), who is terrorizing Denmark, and later, Grendel's Mother (Angelina Jolie), who begins killing out of revenge.
Set in the near future when artificial organs can be bought on credit, it revolves around a man who struggles to make the payments on a heart he has purchased. He must therefore go on the run before said ticker is repossessed.
In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.
In 1939, an intrepid reporter in New York City makes a connection between the story she's covering -- of famous scientists suddenly disappearing around the world, and a recent attack on the city by giant robots. Determined to find the solution to these happenings, she seeks the help of her ex-boyfriend, the captain of a mercenary legion of pilots. The two are investigating the case when the robots attack the city again, though in a stroke of luck, Sky Captain's right-hand man is able to locate their source. They then set off on an adventure in search of the evil mastermind behind these schemes, who is bent on creating a utopia and destroying the current world.Written by
In preparation for her role, Angelina Jolie met with and interviewed dozens of British WWII veterans and pilots in order to adapt the proper mannerisms of her character. She also tweaked the script by adding bits of slang that were used during the era. See more »
When Polly Perkins first exits the theater after meeting with the scientist, there are duplicates of the people in the crowd around her. See more »
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Laurence Olivier is given a major on-screen credit, despite only being in the film through archive footage and having another actor voice his character's lines. See more »
I've read all the posts, and all sides have their points.... this WAS a visual extravaganza, and I thought it was a neat experience from that point.
But I was literally BORED TO TEARS by the plot and the acting. I considered leaving because it was just so poorly written. I can't believe that Gwyneth, Jude, Angelina, and Giovanni signed up for this script. I almost got up and left...
Movies have for better (and sometimes for worse) evolved since the beginning of the film industry. One way they've improved is that characters are not as flat and are more complex, because screenwriters have become more sophisticated in their style and moviegoers have as well in their appreciation. This movie throws us back to that time of stereotypes, stilted delivery of lines, and oversimplistic plot devices.
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