Review by joebshmoe — February 13, 2009 @ 10:38 pm
Sky Captain: Now Without All The Bore!
Wow, ok, so the pacing on this is much improved, and perhaps a little TOO fast now. Perhaps fleshing out some of the transitions would work a bit better. What I DO like is that you weren’t afraid to cut this down to ~1 hour. Frankly, most movies don’t have to be 2 hours long… And this is a welcomed change. I think this is a fun adventure story WITH a style all of its own and is just as entertaining as it is inventive.
I’ve always enjoyed the original movie, but found it a bit quiet, for lack of a better term. It has always felt weird to me. It still does in Jorge’s edit, but less so. He did a great job trimming the fat and improving the pace. I think I miiiiiiiiight still play the original if showing it to someone for the first time (depends on the person), but this is an excellent alternate version that I would probably grab if I felt like watching some Sky Captain action. Anyway, nicely done. I give it 8/10.