Many people told me this film was crap. I recall that I started to watch it, but either I got too bored or was too drunk to continue.
So ultimately – I’m approaching this film as something new – I recall nothing from the original.
First impressions – high octane, fast-paced film that does a whole story in 69 minutes. Pretty well.
Technically – seemless, as mentioned in another comment – there’s one scene after Shangri-La – an explosion where the sound cuts out and back in again – other than that – brilliant.
This ‘feels’ somewhat like an episode of some series that would have aired once. Because it’s that short. It builds and ends well however.
As a standalone film, there’s no character development or anything – is this a fault of the film in it’s original form? It’s possible the 40 minutes that are skipped are character building.
The final ending. Where has this footage come from? It feels a little out of place given the CGI feel of the film.
Anyway – it’s fun and fast, presumably unlike the original. I like it, as it performs well, tells a quick story and delivers well, but if I have to review as a film – it’s crap, no character development or backstory.
While your editing is well-done on a technical level, I didn't find this edit as enjoyable as the original movie. Most of the things you cut were, for me at least, part of the charm and fun of "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow", and their removal lessened my enjoyment. Your changes and deletions did make it feel more conventional, which for some movies would perhaps be an improvement, but for one whose charm is so heavily tied to its whimsy, style of humor, and penchant for homage, merely lessens its enjoyability.