How many music montages does one movie need? There's a point in this film where there are two in a row. And for a film that's already overlong, that's not a good thing.
Indulgent is the best word to describe this. It's just edited so poorly. A lot needs to be taken out - and could be, with zero impact on the story. And it's not even a good story. The emotional core is there, but apart from that, the…
I think somewhere between this film and Raiders of the Lost Ark lies a truly perfect adventure film. And I don't mean Temple of Doom (although I do say TOD is a very under-rated movie).
For everything Raiders does right, it gets a few things wrong. The entire third act, for instance, is simply dissatisfying, and cannot live up to the rest of the movie. The Last Crusade remedies this with one of the most creative and exciting climaxes to…