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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Dem Reviews: Indiana Jones-TKOTCS

Let's make this spoiler free and simple, huh?

Rank of Indy movies for me
1. Last Crusade
2. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
3. Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
4. Temple Of Doom

So you can take that for what it's worth. Didn't see any Fresno in the film (all that for nothing?) but Eagle Field made it in there for a whole 3 seconds or so (w00t! w00t!). It's good clean fun for the whole family and I didn't want to hurt Shia by the end of it....okay, I did, but those are personal reasons. And you know how old people run? Their gait is just a bit different from that of a younger person. Well, Indy kinda had that gait as he ran around and deep down, it made me a bit sad. Don't get me wrong, he's still Indy...just a little, well.....old. I feel old just watching him. There were some amazing shots in the film and although it had it's short comings, it was still over all and enjoyable flick.

Indiana Jones: TKOTCS – 3 Stars (out of 5)


edluv said...

i'd go 2 out of 5. saw it over the weekend, and although i wasn't completely disappointed, it was just to cgi heavy for me. i'm not a huge indi fan already, and it just seemed like the movie was really just setting up shia to be the one they're handing the franchise to.

and that chase scene through the jungle just drug on. the ants were cool, but what happened to all the russians while indi and dude were fighting? can't someone shoot that guy? did a single bullet hit at any time?

Roque said...

Twas CGI-heavy (and not great CGI at that; some of those green screen shots looked really bad, like the whole jungle sequence) but the nostalgia aspect bumped it up for me, no doubt.

I could pretty much do without most of the supporting cast, as there were no particular stand outs (None of these could hold a candle to Brody, Dad or Sallah) but it was good to see Ravenwood back in the mix.

Little known fact: all pre-1970 Russians are horrible marksmen.