Well, looks like it's time to set up some rules. I'm not too picky, so all I have to say…
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…
KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL is fine.
It isn't great, but it also isn't the disaster many would lead you to believe. It's just... fine. Disappointing, but fine.
On the page, I actually really like the movie. In a world where the Ark of the Covenant, the Holy Grail, and the Shankara Stones all coexist, ancient alien architects is hardly a stretch. An aging Indiana Jones facing the Red Scare is a compelling start. Oxley is an interesting character. Mac is a different take on the classic Indy sidekick. The return of Marion Ravenwood makes me smile. I even like Mutt!
And that's part of the problem. CRYSTAL SKULL is like a list of awesome ideas for an Indiana Jones…
Even though we all love to see more Indi, this was a poor attempt to bring back the classic whip swinging icon, that was riddles with bad casting, acting, and poor and unbelievable visuals, through a crummy, and out of character story line. I give it a six only because Harrison Ford is a legend no matter what.
Forget this ever happened.
A tratti diventa quel tipo di nonsense che non ha niente di bello.
Shia LaBeouf faccia da culo.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Okay if you're going to make a fourth movie, first of all: don't. But second of all, Okay fine.
But If you're going to make Shia LaBeouf play an angsty greaser, first of all: don't. But second of all, Okay whatever.
But! If you are going to make it about aliens, first of all: don't, and second of all: Fuck you.
Although a slight disappointment but i was entertained by this movie
I’m Harrison Ford, and this is my movie series. I work here with my old man and my son, Shia LaBeouf. Everything in here has a story and a price. One thing I’ve learned after 35 years – you never know WHAT is gonna come through that door.
"I've got a bad feeling about this"
Entertaining but prosperous return of the Indiana Jones franchise. There's a welcome return for Karen Allen, Shia Labeouf is engaging and Kate Blanchett recreates the baddy from Hanna. However it's not enough to pull the show around. They threw the kitchen sink at it but ultimately it crosses the line between fantasy and stupidity.
Complete list. :-(
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