• Imani Chacha

    ★★ Rewatched by Imani Chacha 10 May, 2015

    Shia LaBeouf swinging through the jungle with CGI monkeys?
    Yeah this movie sucks

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  • JJ Bersch

    Watched by JJ Bersch 26 May, 2015

    So here's an opinion I'm now burdened with: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is actually good

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  • Matthew, but blah blah blah

    Added by Matthew, but blah blah blah

    "Come and see," and I saw.........

    Too this very day it follows, only being reminded without warn. Haunted by one of the most cringe-worthy scenes ever to be put on the Silver Screen. Recalled into memory, whenever come across, such is the case of the random post I saw on this very site. Whilst A Serbian Film, Kids, or Martyrs might disquiet and unsettle some; to this viewer all takes is a name for it all to come flooding back.

    Shia LaBeouf's Mutt, swinging from the trees with monkeys, is enough to make this Letterboxder shudder. That my friends, is what nightmares are made of.

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  • feedingbrett

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by feedingbrett 25 May, 2015 10

    When a film, or in this case a franchise, have solidified its place in cinematic history and decides to return after such a significant time passed since the last film, expectations would unquestionably be high if one decides to reintroduce or continue the legacy; especially when that franchise is the Indiana Jones trilogy that many have been left with comfort as Indiana and his trusty companions ride towards the setting sun, a fabulous departure if there ever was one. The…

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  • Wilson

    Rewatched by Wilson 24 May, 2015 11

    I am a Steven Spielberg fan; as I trawl through his filmography in reverse chronological order you will see how good my reviews for his films will be, however, without doubt, the critical consensus on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was spot on.

    The film is a shambles. A really long, dull, badly constructed shambles. It is built around nostalgia and cheap humour. It amazes me that people are so hyped up for this year's Star…

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  • Andrew Ford

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Andrew Ford 23 May, 2015

    The much-maligned opening sequence is actually a lot stronger than it's often given credit for. Indy emerges from the trunk of a car at the beginning, and hurtles through the air in a refrigerator at the end. There's a pleasing symmetry to the action here, punctuated by some legitimately great moments in the warehouse sequence, and (arguably) the most sparing use of CGI in any of the major set pieces of the film.

    But it's hard not to notice that…

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  • James Hrivnak

    ★★ Added by James Hrivnak 7

    He belongs in a museum.

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  • Matt Skuta

    ★★ Added by Matt Skuta

    Imposter! This is not the Indiana Jones I know! Aliens, goofy animals, and absurd set pieces have a home in cinema; that home, however, is not the Indiana Jones series. Gone are the power-hungry Nazis, the pagan cults, and the malicious religious artifacts; here is Indiana Jones of the 1950s: the era of the Cold War, atomic bombs, and the fixation for extra terrestrials. These are promising ingredients—unfortunately, this big name blockbuster oozes with such an overt campiness the scenes…

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  • Dan Scully

    ★★★ Rewatched by Dan Scully 20 May, 2015 2

    Tonight I revisited this movie for the first time since my initial theatrical viewing and in doing so, learned a bit about myself as well as ALL OF YOU. Yeah, that's right. We bout to git rull.

    When I first saw this I remember being largely unmoved either way. It certainly wasn't quite the quality Indy I'd grown up with (and really, after 19 years dormant, how could it be?) but it wasn't an absolute disaster either. I was in…

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  • bjarvis

    ★★ Rewatched by bjarvis 20 May, 2015

    A very difficult movie to swallow. I can't understand how you can form ideas over nearly 20 years and still not be able to piece together a solid script. I'm not even a massive Indiana Jones fan and this movie to me stinks.

    Where to start? Well the concept isn't bad. Deity/Aliens, cultures have always gone together, and cultures are the back bone of Indiana Jones. But this borders on ridiculous.

    From the terrible CGI Prairie Dog, the over the…

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  • SJHoneywell

    ★★★ Added by SJHoneywell

    It could have been great.
    Instead, it comes across as
    Sad self-parody.

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  • SilentDawn

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by SilentDawn 18 May, 2015 23

    Fuck yes.

    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…

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