June 7, 2008

I like Indy

Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf) says to him, "What are you, like 80?" He may be a senior citizen, but Harrison Ford as Professor Henry Jones, Jr. still delivers. I went to see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull with very low expectations; I left thoroughly entertained.

Indy meets his new nemesis, Russian Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett, obviously having fun with the cartoon villain role) in Area 51's army base as they search for an artifact that would give the baddies (the usual) unlimited power. The thrill ride is on! With references to past films and nods to the series' classic elements, the return of Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen---the chemistry between them is still there), spectacular action sequences, hilarious one-liners, it is simply fun to watch. It was a little distracting to see John Hurt though as nutty Professor Oxley. But thankfully, no passing the fedora to Shia. If the franchise ended with this, I'd be perfectly content.


Pinky said...

Yay you're back!

I enjoyed it too....lots of action BUT i kinda wasn't into the end/climax part....the alien part

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