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See how ''Sky Captain'''s fantasy world fits into the continuum of digital filmmaking, along with ''Terminator,'' ''Lord of the Rings,'' and other movies

Gwyneth Paltrow, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Gwyneth Paltrow, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

(In theaters)

''Sky Captain'' has one of the best CGI scenes

INNOVATION The virtual studio. Director Kerry Conran built no sets or models for his robots-attack-Manhattan movie; the actors shot in front of green screens, and Conran and his design team added everything else later.

MEMORABLE SCENE Polly Perkins (Gwyneth Paltrow) watches a fleet of warplanes go by.

POSITIVE/NEGATIVE IMPACT It's official: Any geek with a laptop (and, um, $60 million) can make his or her own period sci-fi action adventure.

EW GRADE A-

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