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Everybody is Talking About Sky Captain

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LAist could feel the buzz building a few months ago for Kerry Conran's Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow — a retro Metropolis meets classic dog-fighting genre story with stars Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie — when the trailers started to hit movie theaters and TV screens everywhere.Since then, the advertising has taken a turn for the worse, dubbing it as the film that "everybody is talking about" and then serving up three huge-fonted quotes from "he-should-be-dead-already" movie critic Gene Shalit. That's right, the desperate marketing and publicity people at Paramount would rather plug the raving-mad review of a 60+ relic over Internet reviews from people who know what they're talking about. 60-Second Preview and Ain't It Cool News beat Shalit anyday.

Still, LAist plans on still seeing the movie this weekend for its lush visuals, charismatic actors (yes, that's right, we're talkin' Jolie) and its elaborate story telling techniques and will try not to remember that the only person really talking about it is bee-hive headed Shalit.

What can we say, we're fools for good advertising.