Sunday, June 1, 2008
I watched Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull last weekend, and I found it quite enjoyable. The film has followed the typical Indiana Jones formula: Harrison Ford in his usual scowly countenance, car chases (with Shia LeBoef crossing rapiers with the Russian villain - played by Cate Blanchett - while perched between two moving cars), brawls and fist-fights, snakes and ancient monsters, with funny moments in between. It was good, until the ending, when director Steven Spielberg turned the franchise upside down by infusing it with silly von Daniken crap that one would only find in the TV series X-Files.
Aliens my @$$.