I've got to write about it, so no extended thoughts for a day or two.
What it also has is is one of the great slash relationships of recent cinema. Sky Captain hares off half way round the world to rescue his loyal sidekick Dex, and when we finally meet his friend Frankie, the one-eyed British ace, she looks langourously at ace reporter Polly and says she's interested to meet the competition. Yeah, right. The competition. Sure thing. Which bit of the British armed forces is Frankie in? The King's Own Fetish Brigade? Rarely has there been so dyketastic a character on screen - or is this just my vague fetish for women in eye patches?
I guarantee that Sky Captain/Dex and Frankie/Polly will be pairings du jour before the month is out - I am almost tempted myself. And Jude Law and Angelina Jolie are so very very shiny and pretty and Gwyneth Paltrow as Polly is annoying in just the right way.
Plus Bai Ling as a mysterious silent villainess straight out of German expressionism in more ways than one - and yes, it's also an Angel crossover moment. There is probably slash to be written around her character, but that would be very wrong.