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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.
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…
"For better or worse, there is no sequel in contemporary Hollywood quite like Steven Spielberg’s failed attempt to resuscitate the Indiana Jones franchise. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which arrived 19 years after the trilogy ended with The Last Crusade, is by far the most eccentric movie in the franchise, as well as one of the more peculiar blockbusters in recent memory. At a time when mainstream cinema is so carefully assembled to appeal to the widest demographic, thereby depriving a film of any idiosyncrasies, such an oddity can only be worth celebrating – even if the response to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was very much the opposite upon its release."
I actually enjoyed this. Spielberg, Lucas and company pull out all the stops, throwing together a chaotic mix of huge, extravagant sight gags featuring swinging monkeys, fifties teens, and other assorted fodder. For the most part it's very kinetic and a lot of fun, though occasionally it tends more toward repetitiveness and tedium. It's a nice ride, yes, but couldn't all this money have been spent on something a little more, um... necessary? Actors like Cate Blanchett and John Hurt should be doing more productive things with their time.
I've never been one of these huge Indiana Jones fan boys. Don't get me wrong I enjoy the character and I've enjoyed the series, but it wasn't like I've been anxiously counting down the days until the "long awaited" fourth installment hit theaters. I am always up for a midnight movie however and my son has been asking to see it (don't worry parents school is out for the week), so we did just that.
There is something magical about a Spielberg/Lucas pairing that probably has more to do with seeing Star Wars and E.T. during my formative years, but whatever that is some it if still exists in adulthood. I found myself squirming in my seat a bit with…
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Hmm, I have my likes and dislikes on Kingdom of the Crystal skull, like the story taking place in the 50's, and cold war problems. My dislikes are ( get ready for it ) nukking the fridge, and Shia LaBeouf swinging like a monkey... seriously Shia... don't try out for Tarzan. This isn't the worst thing Steven Spielberg has put out, there are much better Spielberg movies out there.
''If you wanna be a good Archaeologist... YOU GOTTA GET OUT OF THE LIBRARY!''
I first and last saw this when I was 14. I thought it was pretty good. Never cared to go back and watch it all that much, until I just recently caught up with all the Indiana Jones movies. I was actually thinking I’d still like it ok, but I also knew there was a good chance I wouldn’t.
And upon further review, I don’t think it’s Star Wars prequel level bad, but it’s definitely bad. It has wild and adventurous set pieces with creative storytelling, but it’s still utterly boring and devoid of almost everything that made the other Indiana Jones movies so great.
There’s just too much repetitive and uncreative riddle solving, and not enough charming or clever…
Not as bad as I remember. Still... not great, though.
Beleidigung an Indiana Jones!
Er macht einfach nur wütend!
Er ist ein Witz!
Ein unlustiger, unlogischer, lächerlicher, schmerzhafter Witz!
Das einzige Gute, was man mit
Indi 4 in Verbindung bringen kann, sind die Folgen von South Park, wo der Film völlig zu Recht verarscht wird.
Indiana Jones 4 darf sich zu den Filmen gesellen, die großartige Franchises mit Füßen treten wie z.B.: Matrix 1&2,Terminator 3,4&5,
Star Wars 1&2, der neue Ghostbusters oder Der Pate III.
Warum wird jedes heilige Franchise der Filmgeschichte von Hollywood beleidigt und bekommt schlechte Remakes,Sequels,Prequels usw.?
Okay so it's stupid, silly and over the top but that is why i like this movie despite its flaws, it's a film that you can just turn your brain off too and watch which I like.
Because Marion ravenwood is Back
Since I recently saw "The Nice Guys", and loving the fact that they opened the film with the old 70s…