Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
December 21st 2010 17:16
Indiana Jones is back after a 20 year hietus. He finds out he has a son (Shia Lebeouf) named "Mutt" who has a bit of an attitude. Soon the Jones boys find themselves going from Area 51 to fighting Nazis in a chase scene in the jungle.
In this case, I can't go on with a regular storyline. I TRIED, I REALLY DID, but it seems that THERE WAS LITTLE STORY to the film. I think I about summed it up for the basic storyline.
Usually I do not have anything spoiling a movie, however, I would not be doing you justice if I did not tell you about these parts. In fact, I might be the subject of (justifiable) death threats if I did not tell you about these things and you had to see them on your own. If you do watch this movie, you do so at the risk of your own sanity.
Disappointing movie. From the childish CGI groundhog at the beginning to the UFO (yes a UFO) in the end that the main characters seemed to take very little notice of, it was disappointing. I entered the theater hoping that I was going to see something nostalgic, but there was minimal nostalgia and maximum annoyance.
Why? First of all, the tongue-in-cheek name for his son that was an obvious knock off from the third film. Remember? "We named the dog, Indy?" In that film, because of the circumstance of how the subject arose, and Sean Connery's delivery, it came across funny. However, naming the father after the dog, "Indy" and naming the son after the dog, "Mutt" just did not work.
Now, I realize that this is just a movie and not supposed to be "serious," just like he never loses his hat, right? The hat thing is "cute" and expected. Surviving a nuclear blast inside a Frigidaire is NOT.
I must digress and say this movie was not disappointing. I understated it. It was atrocious. Had Harrison Ford started his career with this particular film, he would have been relegated to B-movie fame and his $12mil New York apartment would belong to someone else. Thank God, for him, this movie was towards the end of his career.
This does not take away from Harrison's talent as an actor. He proved in Patriot Games and, especially, Regarding Henry, that he is very good at what he does.
SCORE 3 out of 10
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