Friday, May 23, 2008

Indiana Jones Review

So last night we got to see the new Indiana Jones movie- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I was very excited because I loved the old ones and was interested in seeing how Shia LeBouf would do in this show. So here's my quick review of it without giving out any spoilers.

I must admit I was slightly disappointed in the beginning when you can tell that Harrison Ford is getting pretty old, he just didn't seem like the same Indy he used to be. Luckily I wasn't disappointed for too long as he fell back into the role. Shia LeBouf's role as "Mud" Williams was fun, and he had you thinking he was some arrogant idiot until you could see him in action with the bad guys. Speaking of bad guys, Cate Blanchett pulled off a great Ukrainian accent as the Soviet Dr. Irina Spalko. And you really wanted her to die lol.

Of course there were plenty of cheesy lines, "knew that was gonna happen" spots, disgusting deaths, and many "yeah, right, like anyone could live through that" times. But, I guess there are plenty of those in the original movies too lol. The plot was a bit more far-fetched than I thought it would be, even though I'd already read speculation about aliens being part of the plot. I mean, who would think to mix aliens and Indiana Jones? Guess I forgot it's directed by George Lucas lol.

Overall, I would rate it probably 4 out of 5. It was fun and had lots of action and excitement. Not my very favorite of the Indiana Jones movies, but definitely one I want to buy when it comes out.

1 comment:

Dawn said...

I had heard this movie wasn't that great...I think I'm going to just wait for Mama Mia to come out in July and save my theatre money, and put this on my Netflix que when it comes out.

Glad you got out with your hubby though! That's fun!