Monday, August 01, 2005

This weekend I watched Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow


Finding Neverland

Enjoyed both. Sky Captain was a fun return to the seriels of the past. The stuff that inspired George Lucas to create the worlds of Star Wars and Indiana Jones is the same stuff that inspired Sky Captain. Stuff like Buck Rogers, etc. It was a fun movie, visually. Ok, so the story didn't blow me away, but it was a fun popcorn movie, heavy on style, and that's always fun.

Finding Neverland, on the other hand, was a character-driven drama, and a good one at that. While Johnny Depp was good, I've been very impressed with Kate Winslet. Between Neverland and Eternal Sunshine, she's put out some good stuff lately. Neverland is a slower moving film, once again with some cool filmmaking stuff in it. There are some neat vignettes, that visually just jump right off the screen. It was very well directed, and has a good story and fine acting. Some kids I talked to thought it was a little slow, but I didn't mind it.

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