5/22/2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

I saw the midnight show of the 4th installment of the Indiana Jones trilogy last night. Here's my short review:

"Lots of fun, but not great."

Here's a little more-
This film has plenty to laugh at and plenty to be nostalgic about the first three Indy movies, but it was sure missing the storyline that made the other ones great.
This played a lot like a b-movie imitation of an Indiana Jones film.
The action in this movie is worth the price of the ticket.
Ben Stein, Richard Dawkins and the new Indiana Jones movie. What connection am I thinking of?
Favorite moment -- when we got to see a bit of the insides of a long-lost crate in a warehouse.

I'm pretty sure Cassie and I were the oldest people in the theatre.

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

Ok, so the audience we were with did not make a peep during the entire show!! Whereas my friend and I chuckled and even laughed out loud for a lot of the movie. Where we suppose to? Did you??

I think our Indiana Jones enjoyability was seriously hampered by our audience.

And I was also the oldest one in my theater...sad... :)

Kirk said...

Our audience was considerably more animated than what you described. I did laugh several times -- but so did many in the audience.

I think the matinee crowds will skew more to our ages . . .

Peter said...

Ben Stein, Richard Dawkins and the new Indiana Jones movie. What connection am I thinking of?

All movies that are bound to get the religious crowd worked up?

Kirk said...

I was thinking more like this:
Ben Stein made a movie that supports intelligent design. Richard Dawkins doesn't buy into that idea - except with the possibility that the intelligent designers came from space and weren't God at all and the new IJ movie has some (SPOILER!) super intelligent space creatures who may have had something to do with the design . . .