I love Indiana Jones. I have watched all the movies several times. He is one of those larger than life, Iconic Hollywood characters that have become intrinsic part of Cinema History.
I still remember the first time I saw him – it was the Temple of the Doom, I was 11 years old and it was the first movie I ever watched on one of those brand new, VCRs.
I thought it was one of the most incredible things ever and fell in love with Indy and with Shorty. Later, in 1989, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade came out and I thought that was a tremendous movie, the best in the trilogy, the perfect ending for a perfect series.
Could they ever live up to all the expectations of 20 years? Could they bring Indiana Jones back to life successfully? The answer is a resounding NO.
Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull or should I say, The Kingdom of Lost Potential is a great big pile of Rubbish.
Oh. The pain, the pain.
The opening scene is the one we all have seen in the trailer and it works, it is a action good scene and a good re-introduction to the hero. But we only get the feeling that Indy is back a few moments later when he is in the classroom, wearing the good old Tweed Suit. Oh, Hello Indy, there you are. I missed thee.
To the ones worried that Harrison Ford is too old for the part – he is. But that is not a problem at all. He can still deliver, he IS Indiana Jones. His delivery is still spot on. He can still hold the Indiana Jones Candle.
So Ana, do tell us, if Harrison Ford is still Indy, if the action sequences are good, how come you say this is a Huge Pile of Rubbish.
The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was founded by the Indians who had been visited by dum dum dum dum: ALIENS!!!!!! WTF? Really? The aliens’ skeletons were waiting for the Crystal Skull to be returned so they could come back to LIFE and fly away in their flying saucer – you heard me right. NO, I did not watch the X-Files 2 by mistake.
Man, the whole finale was just so ridiculous and so over the top. I wanted to scratch my eyes out. The lamest line ever has got to be “The treasure was knowledge” .
Cate Blanchett character was so pathetic. I have nothing against cartoonish villains – it worked before. But there is a limit. Again, not her fault, the lines she was given were just argh.
Was there anything else I wanted to say. Hell YES: I have only two more words to add: Mutt Williams –Best. Hero. Name .Ever. He is dum dum dum (sorry) Indy’s SON and the best thing in the movie. Shia Lebeouf rocks and he has some cool scenes with Indy and I would not mind seeing more of him.
I will just pretend the Crystal Skull never happened.