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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.
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…
Gripping drama about a dementing geriatric Archeologist who thinks he's having an adventure while in reality he's being spoon fed porridge.
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…
Good movie, but should've been done before Ford was in his 60s. It would have been fitting if it was done when Ford was in his 50s, because throughout the movie it was hard to feel the same connection as we had with the originals.
Terrible, worse than the Star Wars prequels
Finding the Crystal Skull.
They better should have left the Indiana Jones series alone. Or, given it a better story. Indiana really deserves a better story. The movie starts in a fun, traditional way with the old Paramount logo, which changes into a real mountain. In this case a very small mountain. Unfortunately, that's followed by the first bad CGI shot. And this movie is full of those crappy CGI shots. It really takes you out of the movie at times. It's more laughable than it comes across as convincing. The story is fun at times, but most of it is very bad. Especially towards the end, it's just awful. The introduction of Indy with the shadow on the car…
I ACTUALLY REALLY LIKE THIS MOVIE
Worst Indiana Jones movie? Yes. Would I still die for Indiana Jones' snake-fearing ass? Yes.
I try to go into films with an open mind. Yet every time Indiana Jones is brought up, people say "Worst movie ever!". So, it was basically impossible with this one. And maybe, with my expectations being so low, helped. Because it's not as bad as people say. Sure, the dialogue could be better written. Sure it could do without the fridge scene or the Shia on vines scene. If the movie was trying to be serious... Which it isn't. It's a love letter to 1950's B-Movies with their stupid plots and stupid dialogue, just like the earlier trilogy was a love letter to the 1930's adventure serials.
If you go into it with that expectation, you might be pleasantly surprised by what you find.
It isn't that Harrison Ford's too old for this shit, it's that this shit's too old for Harrison Ford. There's enough charm in the franchise and fizz in Spielberg's bottle to make this work if only the script wasn't so dumb and overwritten: the trail of the crystal skull is needlessly complicated, both Mutt and Mac are dead weights to the plot, and there's more than one unnecessary set-piece that ends with our heroes exactly where they were when it began. Spielberg's comic-strip compositions rekindle a little of the magic, but he loses his touch in the drawn-out jeep chase and his over-reliance on CGI. CG gophers are one thing, but CG scorpions, CG ants, CG monkeys and - most egregiously - CG fucking aliens make you yearn for the spiders, bugs and snakes of what I fear we may soon have to refer to as The Original Trilogy.
No. No digo que es la peor porque ese lugar lo tiene El Templo de la Perdición. Lo que más me gustó fue ver a Marion otra vez :D
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I'd love to see more of these stories. REALLY entertaining stuff. If anyone has some, send away.
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