Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
The adventure continues . . .
During the Cold War, Soviet agents watch Professor Henry Jones when a young man brings him a coded message from an aged, demented colleague, Henry Oxley. Led by the brilliant Irina Spalko, the Soviets tail Jones and the young man, Mutt, to Peru. With Oxley's code, they find a legendary skull made of a single piece of quartz. If Jones can deliver the skull to its rightful place, all may be well; but if Irina takes it to its origin, she'll gain powers that could endanger the West. Aging professor and young buck join forces with a woman from Jones's past to face the dangers of the jungle, Russia, and the supernatural.
Gripping drama about a dementing geriatric Archeologist who thinks he's having an adventure while in reality he's being spoon fed porridge.
So this is the film people claim is one of the worst to come out in not only the last decade, but ever? The film that shit on it's entire franchise?
It's actually not that bad.
Yeah, yeah, I know. It gets a bad rep for doing some stupid shit and it indeed does do some stupid shit. The thing with the aliens was fucking stupid. I think we can all agree aliens have no place in an Indiana Jones film. But really, when you think about it, is it really THAT bad? Not the aliens, that is THAT bad, but the whole film. If this film had no aliens, do you think you may have enjoyed this a little…
I was kind of an apologist for this one when it came out; I would have previously said maybe three stars or at least 2.5. But rewatching this again over the weekend on basic cable, I could not believe how many horrible choices (Shia LaTarzan vine swinging) and horrible choices (John Hurt as a babbling lunatic) and horrible choices (Indy and Marion bickering) and horrible choices (apparently sentient hordes of CGI killer ants) and horrible choices (endless Indiana Jones pratfalls) and horrible choices (the name "Mutt Williams") and horrible choices (the completely incoherent mythology surrounding the crystal skulls and the aliens) and horrible choices (basically every single part of the last 40 minutes) there are in this thing. And I…
I debated long and hard whether I should re-watch Kingdom of the Crystal Skull during my Indiana Jones marathon as it seemed wrong to end on such a soul crushing sour note. However, having avoided watching it again since seeing it in the theatre I decided to give it one last try, and maybe with exceedingly low expectations I might even enjoy it. Unfortunately, no matter how lenient and kind I want to be, there is no way I could possibly enjoy this poorly conceived and belated sequel that only tarnishes the memory of the films that went before it.
Before this review descends into a negative rant it is only fair that I compliment the film’s few positive attributes.…
This movie went full retard.
It seems the deck has been stacked against "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" since its release 19 years after "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." Pilloried by critics and fans of the Indiana Jones series, the film has developed a reputation for being a lackluster and unnecessary closing chapter of the franchise. The film may have its share of issues, but is not as bad as its reputation might have viewers believe.
Coming nearly two decades after the last entry in the series, this film suffers in comparison to the previous Indiana Jones adventures. It uses the same formula as the others, but the formula's execution feels rote and ragged here. The set-pieces range from exhilarating…
I'd give this 4 stars if it were much, much better.
Film #1 of December Challenge 2
Indiana Jones will forever and always be my childhood hero. He was all I ever wanted to be growing up. Suave, smart, and charming, Jones was the epitome of cool. So, for that reason I boycotted this movie when it came out. Spielberg and Lucas have disappointed me in the past. Fool me once, right? Well, I was certainly right on the money with this one.
It's terrible! With random fight scenes (attacking pygmies anyone?), an awful father-son reveal, bad dialogue, this film had it all when it came to the disappointment department. Where's the Indy magic? Where's the glamour? The swashbuckling? Where's the man that we all wanted to grow up to be? They must have left him in Last Crusade.
I don't know if a 1/2-star is too harsh. But for someone to see their idol fall so hard, I think it's well deserved.
In spite of a fairly dull script and, at times, horrible CGI it still manages to capture a lot of what i feel is the charm of Indiana Jones.
Spītējot anormāli dumjajām beigām un Forda neieinteresētībai filmā, es to skatījos kā nekaitīgu izklaides gabalu. Tāda pieeja palīdz.
The second best Indy entry, after 'The Last Crusade'. It is not just an empty, sandy, impersonal spectacle like 'Raiders' and 'Temple of Doom'. This one has Spielberg written all over it, even if not by his own design (Lucas is the story creator, afterall): the typically rough father-son relationship, the amazement of extraterrestrials, the family dynamic while the action takes place. The last half hour easily places high on the list of most awe-inspiring spielbergian moments.
No, just no.
Loved the premise, riffing on the 1950s B-movie genres, but they kept being overly apologetic about Harrison Ford's age, and I didn't care about that, just let him kick butt because he's Indy!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Crucificada sin piedad... e injustificadamente. No llega al nivel de las tres primeras pero es una buena peli de aventuras, con algunos puntos muy buenos.
Y que demonios, es Indy copón y si alguien puede sobrevivir a una explosión nuclear metido en un frigo es él. En La Última Cruzada había un cruzado de 1000 años de edad vivito y coleando y no os rasgais las vestiduras tanto