Thursday, May 22, 2008
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones is back, and he looks good. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is the return of Dr. Jones to help young Mutt Williams rescue his mother from the jungle of Peru and the power-hungry Russians. Secrets are revealed, friends reunite. That's it folks, add a few chase scenes, some snappy dialogue and you've got a satisfying adventure film with a cheesy ending. I love Spielberg's camera work and lighting magic, dude knows what he's doing. As the elaborate scenes unfold, I couldn't help but wonder what the story board meetings were like. There's lots of crazy action, full of imagination and amazing engineering. A fun ride, but if you long for the young Indy, go back and watch Raiders of the Lost Ark, it's still the perfect adventure film in this fan's eyes.