Thursday, 29 March 2012

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Review

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal 

Release Date: 22nd May 2008 - Australia

Production Companies
Paramount Pictures
Lucasfilm Ltd

Paramount Pictures Australia

Genre: Action/Adventure

Rating: M

Runtime: 122 minutes

Budget: $185,000,000

Box Office Gross: $786,636,033

Plot Summary
Famed archaeologist/adventurer
Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is
called back into action when he
becomes entangled in a Soviet
plot to uncover the secret
behind mysterious artifacts known
as the Crystal Skulls.

Harrison Ford - Indiana Jones
Shia LaBeouf - Mutt Williams
Cate Blanchett - Irina Spalko
Karen Allen - Marion Ravenwood
Ray Winstone - George "Mac" McHale
John Hurt - Harold "Ox" Oxley
Jim Broadbent - Dean Charles Stanforth

Director - Steven Spielberg
Based on Characters/Story/Executive
Producer - George Lucas
Based on Characters - Philip
Story - Jeff Nathanson
Screenplay - David Koepp
Producer - Frank Marshall
Production Designer - Guy Hendrix
Costume Designer - Mary Zophres
Director of Photography - Janusz
Whip Trainer - Anthony De Longis
Stunt Coordinator - Gary Powell
Film Editor - Michael Kahn
Visual Effects Supervisor/Aerial Unit Director -
Pablo Helman
Supervising Sound Editor/Designer - Ben
Music - John Williams

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL may have brought back the archaeologist hero to the big screen, but unfortunately, it feels like sci-fi and so does the ending which takes away the mystical concept that the three previous Indiana Jones movies had. I find the scene where Indiana hides in a fridge to escape from a nuclear blast to be quite impossible but funny and I loved the funniest scene where he refuses to grab the rat-snake while he's sinking in dry-sand. The acting was great, especially Harrison Ford who still did a splendid job for playing the title character that he has returned to do since THE LAST CRUSADE (click here) and even newcomers such as Shia LaBeouf and Cate Blanchett.

For those who have seen the INDIANA JONES films will find the latest to be the weakest link of the series, at least, it still has terrific action and a little bit of the trilogy's flavor.

Star rating: (3/5) Average

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1 comment:

  1. Some times I wish this movie never happened but if it was not named Indiana Jones I probably would have liked it more.