Thursday, May 22, 2008

Review: "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"

(Worth the price of admission plus popcorn, candy & a large drink)

OK, forget about the jokes … “Indiana Jones and the Search for the Lost Car Keys” … “Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Blue Viagra.” This is the Indiana Jones we’ve been waiting so long to see. Strap yourself in for a roller coaster ride with our favorite professor/archaeologist. The post WWII “Better Dead Than Red” menace wants to take over the world through mind control and, of course, the answer lies deep in jungles of South America. (After watching this episode you’ll be saying, “Ants! Why did it have to be ants?”) Cate Blanchett (Irina Spalko) is a capable villain … and Shia LeBeouf (Mutt Williams) is a much more than capable sidekick to Indy. Don’t be surprised if you see a “Mutt Williams and the Secrets of a Sequel” somewhere down the line. Watch closely to see several callbacks to previous adventures. The action is outstanding … the humor is right on … and Harrison Ford is at the top of his game. I will see this one again and in my opinion believe this is second only to the first Indy movie that hit the big screen in 1981. Everybody now … “Dah-dah-dah-DAH! … Dah-dah-dah-dah-dah!”


Bill Naivar said...

Do we find out that for the last 16 years Indy has been frozen in Carbonite?

Spiff said...

One thing is for sure ... it was NOT the ticket prices that were frozen!