Aliens in This World

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Sunday, December 21, 2003

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow!

Sky Captain looks like it could be the greatest 30's pulp movie ever. Lessee, we got your Captain Midnight-type steely-eyed aviator Sky Captain. Your daring girl reporter Miss Polly, Perkins. Your Angelina Jolie with an eyepatch mystery lady/flyer. Your giant robots straight out of Superman cartoon shorts. You've got skyscrapers in all their silver-gray glory. And you've got the Flying Legion. What the heck else could you ask for?!

(Well...Doc Savage, maybe....)

Btw, here's my list, in no particular order, of the greatest pulp adventure movies ever:

Zorro's Fighting Legion.
Raiders of the Lost Ark.
The Rocketeer.
Buckaroo Banzai. (He's Doc Savage.)
The Adventures of Jake Speed. (He just uses Doc's company.)
The Phantom.
Big Trouble in Little China.
Those Superman cartoon shorts.
The Shadow, until the exact moment when the trumpet solo plays.
Batman: The Animated Series.
The Mummy. (The Brendan Fraser version isn't horror, but pulp adventure.)

You can get more pulp adventure movie names from this discussion. I'd love to see the Hong Kong movies they list.


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