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May 23, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull…

Filed under: Films — decoded_ @ 7:59 pm

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

The previous three Indiana Jones movies were some of my most favourite films as a kid. It was exciting to be finally seeing a new Indiana Jones movie, after a 20+ year wait. We went on opening night.

I enjoyed the movie, it was fun, entertaining, a few laughs, but it wasn’t an amazing/awesome experience. It’s not a totally bad movie, it’s just not that great either, it fell short of my expectations. I didn’t get that same buzz as I remember getting from these films as a kid, feeling like I’d been on a roller coaster, probably just being older I guess. It felt like it was missing something too, and I can’t quite put my finger on what, suspense, tension maybe? Harrison Ford was great, he can still do Indiana very well. All the characters/actors did a good job, just the storyline wasn’t very strong, and I don’t think it’s a very memorable film.

If you’re a fan of the previous films, I think you will enjoy seeing this one too, just lower your expectations a bit first.

Be warned, there are some of those silly CGI animals that George Lucas can’t resist adding to films in there too.

There’s some unexpected sci-fi in this movie too, which was both cool and a bit odd. I won’t say any more than that. Some very obvious nods to previous works of Spielberg and Lucas in the film too.

1 Comment »

  1. I liked the old Ark of the Covenant reference. I agree with you, it was enjoyable but not all that!

    Comment by Rozie — May 27, 2008 @ 1:44 pm

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