Friday, August 2, 2013
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (2008)
1957. Indy is kidnapped by some Russians and brought to a gigantic government warehouse in the Nevada desert. Stuff happens and next thing you know Indy's involved with a nuclear explosion! Once back at his teaching job, he learns from a Marlon Brando impersonator that there's some shenanigans going on with a crystal skull in Peru. Indy goes to investigate. All kinds of crap happens: Indians, lens flares, spaceships, floods, computer-generated ants, sword fighting, bad accents, a graveyard, motorcycle chase, car chase, quicksand.
I understand that the filmmakers were going for a kinda 50's sci-fi feel, but it didn't really settle all that well with me. Fun first half, but it looses steam towards the end. Worth watching, but my least favorite of the series.
Part 1 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
Part 2 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Part 3 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade