Most of these aren't NEARLY as bad as everyone makes them out to be on here. And I don't particularly…
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.
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…
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…
While not a terrible film, KCS offends the films that came before it by replacing breathtaking stunt-work with lunch-losing CGI. Some of the sequences are so bad (monkeys, ants, jeeps, groundhogs, the climax) that it looks like footage from a shitty old video-game. Terrible performances by most of the cast highlighted by Karen Allen, who I assumed at this point in her career actually worked at the bar in the first film, phones in a garbage barge of a take on her old character. Labeouf and whatever Cate Blanchett was doing round out the rest of the amateur ensemble. There are some good sequences and moments that rekindle a bit of magic, but Spielberg beats you over the head with…
After re-watching, reliving and re-loving the Indiana Jones films this past month, the time came for me to view the much maligned 4th movie again.
I'd booked a day off work way back when to watch the first show, first day and was hugely underwhelmed. I'd seen it again back in 2010 and it worked better.
But after this third viewing, it's also likely to be my last for a very, very long time.
The problems with Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull begin at George Lucas's completely inept, thrill-less story.
David Koepp's script of that story is horribly forced, much too knowing of Indy's iconic status and in trying to capture what we all love about the…
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…
This film is a prime example of a film franchise being completely destroyed by too many sequels. I think most people will agree with me in saying that the trilogy was enough. Don't get me wrong I love Indiana Jones, but this is not him... this is old Indiana Jones, who as you can guess is nowhere near as good.
Instead of young energetic Indie, we are faced with grumbling old man Indie. Instead of angry Nazis there are angry ants, and instead of an engaging adventure there is a poorly put together story involving nuclear weapons, aliens and bad Russian accents.
No one wants to see a classic hero aged and still trying to go on adventures. Can you imagine a Batman film where he is in his late 50s?! It would be laughed at, and this is no different. What's next? 'Indiana Jones the Zimmer Frame Adventures'?
alright, the worst of the indiana jones'
Dr. Jones is back again (for the last time?) and is put in place over 10 years since his last filmed adventure. This time it is during the cold war. The Nazis are gone, the WW II is over and now he is left with a sidekick and a couple of women to discover the myth and the truth about a mysterious Crystal Skull which may give great power to those who control it. Will Indy be able to handle the rigorous adventure so many years later?. Horrible CGI and the nuke the fridge, this movie was a big joke when it came out and am still joking around.
I haven't seen this movie since opening day.
I hated it then, but I've cooled off since then.
But it's still an atrocious movie the majority of the time.
Thing is, the point that used to piss me off the most is just a mention: The fucking aliens. Now I see that it kinda sorta works and makes sense...but I still wish for more religious angles taken.
Thing is, it's a relatively competent Spielberg joint, but with a bad story by Lucas, and a poor David Koepp script. But I strangely feel that it's mostly Spielberg to blame here. He just couldn't get great performances out of the actors here, and oddly, I found Shia LeBeouf the most passable one.…
Steven Spielberg shits all over your childhood whilst jacking it passionately to your tears.
You know, this film is not the abomination I, and others, claim it is. Yes, the movie fails in completely recreating the magic of the original Indiana Jones films for much of its run time, but there are moments of Spielberg's visual brilliance that redeems the film as an Indy film. It's part of the Indiana Jones canon, even if it's the weak link.
It doesn't rise up to the campy brilliance of its "sister" movie in Temple of Doom, but the first two action sequences here are quite wonderful--yes, even the one that ends with "nuking the fridge", which is both beautifully shot and maintains that sense of unrealism, but also the first scene with Sia LeBeouf, where the…
Indiana Jones: "Where'd they go? Space?"
Professor 'Ox' Oxley: "Not into space. Into the space between spaces."
Just when you thought that George Lucas had ruined your childhood enough, he pulled this shit on us! Not only does he manage to ruin Indiana Jones, but he also manages to top the Star Wars Prequels in shittiness. That's quite the accomplishment. Basically the only redeeming factor is that its not a snooze-fest . . . its just terrible, that's all. The film gets increasingly more ridiculous as it goes on and makes the heart-ripping-out ceremony in Temple of Doom seem realistic. Just like I don't trust anyone who prefers any of the prequels over Return of the Jedi, I don't trust…
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