This movie pays homage to a long list of Sci-Fi predecessors, but I think I would put Fritz Lang’s 1927 classic Metropolis at the top. Live-action actors play in a computer-generated set that is stylized to the hilt. The story is very comic book-esque – a fantasy that is pretty campy but entertaining. I think it really plays to the movie and comic book bufs who can catch all the references, but it’s a fun ride for the rest of us too. A little fantasy escape seemed a good call to lighten my mood on a downer day.