Day Three… Indiana Jones

Welcome back to the blog, when I set out writing this blog all of three days ago I hadn’t thought of doing reviews but I’m going to. And I want you to also, if you have seen the new Indiana Jones or even if you have any comments about it in general, either leave a comment with a link to your blog or send an email to:

whyisnotananswer@gmail.com

Well enough stalling.

I was ten years old when the so called Last Crusade came out and my father took me to see it at the cinema. My eyes never left the screen, I didn’t understand some of the banter untill later in my life but the ‘Indiana Jones’ trilogy was burned into my heart, when I was old enough I bought all three movies on VHS then when they released the four DVD box set I snapped it up straight away, so it’s no supprise that I made it to the cinema opening day for ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ 

I had watched all of the trailers at least thirty times a piece and was “Jonesin’ ” for the Jones, my initial thoughts after my excitement subsided was Harrison Ford, I mean he’s gotta be like a hundred by now, and we have all been fooled with clever editing of previews, but not this time, sure he looks older and so he should, he’s 66 years old, he still looks great, (and yes I’m straight). The action explodes from the screen very early in the piece in Roswell, New Mexico where we are introduced to our villian one Miss Irina Spalko played by Cate Blanchett, I must admit I was worried when I found out that Cate Blanchett would be messin with the Jones Series (after she tried to ruin Bob Dylan), however my worries were unfounded as she did a good job as the Russian Paranormal specialist. In this installment Indy’s enemies are Russian, and looking for an ancient treasure city and of course they need the help of the best treasure hunter/arceologist there is, Henry Jones Jr. Enter Shia LaBoueff (who seems to be getting into alot in hollywood at the moment) as young Mutt (a name he gave himself), and if his name isn’t a spoiler then you’ll have to watch the movie to find out for yourself. Shia LaBoueff gives leaves a good impression as a new character in the action/adventure series, and unlike ‘Short-Round’ I do hope he keeps the character alive in movies to follow.

The visuals in the film are great (with the execption of some of the jungle chase scenes, that look like they were filmed in the eighties).

The score took me back to my childhood, the familiar Indy theme, from the beginning letting all of us know that in some sense we were embarking on another long awaited adventure.

That’s all I’m going to say about the film as I believe that anymore would be too much of a spoiler. So it’s time for a rating, I don’t have a fancy rating symbol yet so I’m giving Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, 9/10.

It was predictable in parts but overall a great adventure film.

I hope you enjoyed, stay tuned for more,

and remember…..

Why is not an answer.

 

 

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~ by whyisnotananswer on May 22, 2008.

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