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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.
I love it. All of it. From the classical opening giving way to a rollicking rock 'n' roll tune, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is something different than fan-service for disgruntled internet complainers. It is a luscious tribute to 50s B-movies and the pulpy comics that inspired them, embracing every glorious quip and every moment of flowering insanity in order to liven the Indiana Jones universe into an old-fashioned burst of blockbuster entertainment.
Crystal Skull reminds me of a time when summer popcorn extravaganzas were directed, focusing on the story at hand rather than worrying about the studio's five-year plan of world domination. Steven Spielberg revels in every silly and goofy quirk in George…
Pros: Harrison Ford, and a few entertaining scenes, thanks to Mr. Ford... Seriously, just Harrison Ford back as Indiana Jones and still acting the part to near perfection is enough for me to still enjoy some of the movie and give an above average rating. Didn't mind Cate Blanchett or Ray Winstone either.. I actually liked the idea of making the Communists the new Nazis.
Cons: Mutt Williams, the mcguffin and the whole alien theme of the movie, nuke the fridge, the overuse of CGI and basicly everything else more or less. I didn't care for the alien theme, it just doesn't belong in an Indiana Jones movie in my oppinion. Every other mcguffin has had some sort of religious…
In cinemas, often in movies that are meant for mass entertainment & nothing less or more, there is always a limit beyond which the suspension of disbelief simply goes out of the window. Once this threshold is crossed, then what was envisioned as illogical yet ridiculously fun sequence simply turns into something that's absolutely stupid, absurd & an insult to human intelligence.
And that's what Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is. Not just in few sequences but from start to finish. Opening with an act that involved surviving an atomic bomb detonation by hiding under a fridge, this needless sequel in the Indiana Jones franchise makes a complete joke of itself and is an unimaginably pathetic addition to…
You may have heard that there’s a scene in Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in which the cinema’s most iconic archaeologist survives an atomic blast by hiding inside of a lead refrigerator. The incident occurs about 20 minutes into the grizzled whip-cracker’s fourth feature-length adventure—widely considered to be the series’ best (note to self: fact-check this later)—and it follows a scene in which a small squadron of Russian soldiers infiltrated Area 51, unveiled an alien corpse, and got derailed by an arthritic part-time college professor who’s so bad at his job that . . . well, these were supposed to be his office hours. So it’s safe to say that, even before the scene in question, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, like the earlier films in its series, doesn’t feel particularly beholden to realism.
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…
Not nearly as bad as everyone says. Can't believe people complain about the fridge scene but no one mentions how bad the Shia LaBeouf Tarzan scene is.
Hope we get John Hurt again in Indy 5.
I feel this Indiana Jones movie doesn't get enough credit. It's a fun, exciting adventure to the Indiana Jones series. Many people have complaints about the movie.
1. Indy and the fridge. I don't like it how people say, "Oh, he wouldn't have survived.", did you see the Last Crusade? Indy drank from the Holy Grail. I think he would survive.
2.Shia Labeouf. I dislike his character, he felt out of place and his character wasn't that developed, so I didn't care for him as much.
3. The aliens. Even Steven Spielberg has stated that he didn't want to do aliens since he had done Close Encounter, E.T., and War of the Worlds. George Lucas said it would be done…
My favorite of the series.
It's sad how disappointing this film turned out. Weak characters, theme, and premise of what Indiana Jones really is. If it weren't for Harrison Ford this movie would be a complete disaster.
Definitely the weakest of the series.
The mystery and the resolution is not as good as the others, well Temple of Doom also didn't have a good mystery and hence it is the weakest of the original 3.
It looks great, cinematography wise, but there is an abundance of CGI in several scenes that looks fake as shit, like the monkeys.
Less we talk about the fridge, the better. It's not like it is Douglas Adams's towel.
It's good to see Harrison Ford enjoying, as is Ray Winstone and John Hurt. But Cate Blanchett is heavily underutilized in stock villain role.
All in all, need a new Indy movie with Harrison Ford to wash the taste of this.
Shia LaAlways naked swings with an assortment of monkeys, monkeys who also join forces to beat the bad guy. Aliens from "inner" space, Cate Blanchett as a mind reading Russian...and of course the scene that coined a new phrase, Idiana Jones survives a nuclear blast by hiding in a fridge. You've heard all the bad stories about Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull, what isn't discussed however is that Harrison Ford is incredible, even after all these years, and despite its failures it remains vastly entertaining. I could discuss how it doesn't compare to the original trilogy, but that's obvious from its opening scene on. It's not Speilberg's best work, and it's far from Lucas's worst. It's…
This movie ruined the series and I wish I could remove the memory of watching it from my mind.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I don't share any of the hate for this movie. What struck me odd was that the alien story put a lot of people I know off, but I couldn't reason with them that visitors from another world wasn't such a far cry from a religious artifact that melted people's faces off. It is just as much the essence of an Indiana Jones adventure movie as any other before it, with seemingly inescapable and ridiculous traps our hero manages to survive every time by relying on that invincible hero's luck (AKA the writing). It's a fantasy adventure despite its real world setting, so you have to let a few unrealistic things like a refrigerator go. This is a world where the miracles of The Bible were proven, and beings from other worlds existed. It's a far cry from Raiders, but it is unmistakably Indiana Jones.
Number I was at when I originally published this list: 56
Number I've seen as of April 4th, 2016: 109