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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.
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…
1/2 star for existing, and that's the best I can say about it.
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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…
The dreaded fourth movie in what most fans still call the Indiana Jones trilogy. Released almost 20 years after the third film, The Last Crusade, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull takes an understandable leap twenty years into the future. Indy is still up to his usual tricks and the film opens with an adventure inside the warehouse we saw at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, which we find out is located in Roswell, New Mexico. Right off the bat we're introduced to the film's primary antagonist, played by Cate Blanchett. A Russian with a fascination with mind control, an interesting enough character but nothing too ground breaking, but none of the Indy villains have been. Blanchett's accent…
The first 40 min are genuinely good (yes, I don't mind the nuked fridge), but once they get to South America the film goes... south.
So, now a bit of a time has passed, it's time to take a more objective and slightly less (STOP PISSING ON MY CHILDHOOD YOU BEARDED 70s DIRECTOR BASTARDS!!!).. ahem.. emotional view on this film.
So is really that bad? Well let's look at what's good. Firstly the script is fine. There's plenty of witty lines here. The fact that some of them have to come out of Shia LaBoeuf's mouth is unfortunate but hardly the fault of the screenwriter.
What else? Harrison Ford isn't quite as charismatic as he once was and he's a bit creaky but there's no doubt that he is still Indiana Jones. In fact, Shia aside, the cast all get the right idea from Blanchette…
It was alright. High concept, low payoff.
Shia LaBeouf doing the splits, getting pummeled in the groin by vegetation - hahaha, garbage.
If you take into consideration the talent, money and time that went into this project, then Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is possibly one of the worst movies of all time.
This movie is such a retarded, empty, soulless exercise, it makes Plan 9 from Outer Space look positively shakespearean. In Ed Woods turkey you could at least sense some enthusiasm and some love of making movies. Not here. This is "product", plain and simple, and a very poor one at that.
Tiresome. You can just feel the life being sucked out of Harrison Ford. Shia LaBeouf commits a career worst performance and the fun serial adventuring pastiche is replaced by alien skeleton presidents in Aztec ruins or whatever.
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