This film had rave reviews by the critics but it just stinks. We get an hour and 45 minutes of almost black and white with just a dash of color. Pick a format and don’t tease us with almost might be color, either give us color or don’t. I know that the producers and directors wanted to have that gritty grungy art deco nouveau steampunk look but all they did was ruin what could have been a great film.
Most times when watching this film you are going to ask why you are watching it. If your staying with it just to see what happens next just watch the last 10 minutes of the film and not bother with the rest. If your thinking that you would be missing the story, you wont be. Mad man with tech is threatening the world, now watch the last few minutes to see how a pretty boy pilot saves the doomed world from itself. Really that is all there is to it.
This film is Dick Tracy at times and then poor quality Buck Rodgers the next. This whole plot and story could have been much better if they would have just made it as another Rocketeer movie in full color. I know they wanted to try and give the early 30’s 40’s look to the film but doing it all in monochromatic coloration just cheapened the film. The film is not worth the DVD it was pressed on.
Good actors? Maybe. Good Script? Possibly. Decent soundtrack? Yes. Worth watching again? I don’t think so but that is up to you, maybe to see a bit of Angelina Jolie.
I give this film a Musing review of