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Still shot from the movie: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Gotham City is under attack! Huge robots, like super-sized versions of Transformer toys, are marching through the downtown, leaving crushed cars and damaged buildings in their wake. Beaming out a desperate cry for help, the city waits. But who will come. Superman? Batman? No... it's Sky Captain. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Theater Release: 16 Sep 2004
Video Release: 24 Jan 2005
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

How does Polly’s unwillingness to tell the truth endanger others? Why is she so reluctant to come forth? How did her lies affect her relationship with Joe?

What makes Sky Captain different from superheroes like Superman or Batman? How did he deal with the stress of the job? Which kind of hero do you think it is easier to relate to?

To learn more about Blue Screen techniques try the following sites:
How a blue screen works:http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/blue-screen2.htm
A modification of the blue screen effect is responsible for making lightsabers look so exciting in Star Wars:http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/question171.htm
Build a blue screen at home:http://www.jushhome.com/Bluescreen/Bluescreen.html

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