Monday, May 26, 2008

Movie Review: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Ok, this is my first new review, my first review of a movie just out. That means I'll have to be careful not to give away stuff, or too much stuff.

This movie is a great adventure movie, it follows in the steps of the earlier Jones movies with big car chases, good action, and a bit of required suspended disbelief. The teaser trailer showed us early on what the opening scene was like, obviously taking place in the hangar where the Ark of the Covenant was stored. Early on, the mystique of the Crystal Skull is enhanced and the aliens introduced. The time period is also well planned out with the immediate appearance of a hotrod with a flat head engine, and going directly into action with the Communists. Slowly the crystal skulls are explained, and double agents will redouble. I didn't expect the ending, but I don't think anybody ever has with an Indy flick.

The big three: I'd buy this movie. There is no sex, quite a bit of action, but not flagrant violence, even through the fights. Most deaths are offscreen. There is only a small bit of swearing, most from the mouth of the young gun.

Communists have complained about their portrayal in the movie, but they just need to chill out and realize that it's fiction, no one really cares about communists anymore, it's become glaringly obvious that communism doesn't work.

I'd give this movie 7/10 but I'll bump it up because I plan on buying the whole set, unless they decide to make more then I'll have to wait a while. So I'm gonna give it 8/10



Josh Wilson said...

I give a 5/10... just becuase it's Indiana Jones

My Favorites in order..
1. Last Crusade
2. Raiders of the lost ark
3. Crystal Skull
4. Temple of Doom

WiredForStereo said...

Actually, I'd pretty much put them in the same order.

Micah Lietzke said...

Um 8 out of 10 just because it is an Indy flick. Come on yes it is Classic Indiana Jones stuff but the story took a turn for the worst when they made aliens apart of it. The crystal skull part would have worked only if used differently. I would give this a 6 and 3:10 to YUMA a 7 or 8. I will give you cudos for trying something new on your blog I hope you continue doing it. I know everyone has an opinion and I hope you will fix yours to mine in the near future. Just kidding keep it up and more comments will come. also tell me when you think of a material that could be used for that disposable baby clothes thing we were talking about.

WiredForStereo said...

Like the stuff in Temple or Raiders or Crusade was any more believable? Frankly, I'm glad to see the makers of the movie leave the pseudo-spirituality alone and go for something a little more scientific.