Tuesday, May 27, 2008

At the Movies: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

With Red on vacation, I feel the need to post something to satiate your addled little brains. I’ve settled on Indiana Jones.

I saw Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Friday night, and what can I say - I liked it. I thought the stunts were cool, the CGI was kept to a minimum, and Harrison Ford can still rock the fedora. (In a fun moment towards the end, they make it look like he’s sort of passing the mantle to Shia LeBeouf, but then Harrison quickly takes it back. (I know some people really didn’t like Shia LeBeouf. Though I may not hold the same torch for him as Red, I think he did a decent job)).

A few complaints: The ending was kind of weird/lame. (At the risk of giving too much away, it reeks of Spielberg and Lucas). And while it was great to have Karen Allen back, what’s the fun of it if she’s not doing shots with Sherpas, or something along those lines? Cate Blanchett clearly had a good time with her accent and black bob, but the Soviets weren’t quite as good villains as the Nazis. Is anyone?

Those things aside though, I liked it. I enjoyed myself. It got my heart rate going and I jumped out of my seat at least once. I think it’s worth seeing in the theatre with the big screen and the big sound and the occasional person in costume. You’re still OK by me, Dr. Jones.

That being said, there's probably no need for a fifth one. K? Thanks.


BeckEye said...

Are there snakes in this one? Do they all come crawling out of the crystal skull and then Indy says, "I'm motherfucking tired of all these motherfucking snakes in this motherfucking skull?" Because that would be awesome.

Liz said...

Sadly no, Beckeye. There is one snake, but no MF bombs.