Friday, May 23, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Today I went to see the movie, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I was excited to see the return of Indiana Jones after all these years (I was dissappointed that they didn't continue the series after the third movie, The Last Crusade) , but I was unsure what to expect. It's been a long time since Indiana Jones last appeared on the screen and Harrison Ford is older now. The movie turned out to be a pretty good return to the screen. It had what one would expect from an Indiana Jones movie: edge-of-the-seat action, daring escapes, thrilling chases, improbable stunts, mysteries to be solved and discovered. Harrison Ford, though older, still delivered as the brave, wise-cracking, intelligent, bull whip cracking hero. Of course, there were some moments that were too campy and corny which the movie could have done without. The story was not as good as Raider's of the Lost Ark, and The Last Crusade, but it was not another Temple of Doom --the weaker of the three original movies. It was still entertaining, especially if you suspend disbelief and just enjoy the story. I was not greatly dissappointed, but I did expect a lot more from the movie.

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