Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Continuity mistake: A montage scene of newspaper headlines early on has March 12, 1939 as the date. Much later in the film, Jude Law asks Gwyneth Paltrow the date so he can calculate the position of a star. She responds "March 2" but there is absolutely nothing to indicate that nearly a year has passed.

Continuity mistake: When Joseph and Polly enter the Ark, we see the door close behind them, the countdown coming to zero. The Mysterious Woman, at the time, is out cold, or at least a dozen meters behind them. Yet, she finds her way onboard the Ark somehow.

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Revealing mistake: On each of Sky Captain's hangar doors, the windows are broken in the exact same places, indicating the same window rendering was simply duplicated to make the others. (00:16:45)

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Trivia: After the robots first attack New York City, a series of newspapers is shown. On the Japanese one, you can see Godzilla's outline. (00:15:58)

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Trivia: Totenkopf (German for "death's head") is a military insignia featuring a skull above crossed bones and that the lower jaw bone is absent. Today the insignia is particularly associated with Nazi Germany's elite soldiers who served in the 3rd SS Panzer Division (Death's Head Division) in World War II, but it has its origins in cavalry of the Imperial Prussian army.

Trivia: When Joe is going to shoot the bomb on the robot's legs, you can see King Kong climbing on the Empire State building in the background. (00:14:15)

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Question: Why is it when the big rocket leaves the atmosphere earth would die?

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Chosen answer: The rocket has been rigged to burn the athmosphere if the rocket reachs 100km - the boosters will fire and destroy life.

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Question: Roughly what percent of this movie was actually real as opposed to CGI?

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Chosen answer: About 95% is CGI. The only real part of the movie was the actors themselves (and small objects they handle), with the exception of Dr. Totenkopf, portrayed using archive footage of Laurence Olivier. Everything else was CGI.


Question: When the Hindenburg III docks with the Empire State Building, the newspaper shows early October 1939. Is there any clue as to what went differently in history concerning WWII?

Answer: None.

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