Tuesday, May 27, 2008

REVIEW: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Synopsis: 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. http://www.imdb.com

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: Thumb Down, Thumb Up http://kplusb.org/ebertroeper/
Fandango: 237 Oh No, 264 No, 637 So-So, 1356 Go, 1993 Must Go http://www.fandango.com
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 79% (Fresh), Top Critics: 63% (Fresh), RT Community: 65% (Fresh) http://www.rottentomatoes.com
Metacritic: Critics: 65 out of 100, Users: 5.3 out of 10 http://www.metacritic.com
Yahoo Movies: Critics: B Users: B- http://movies.yahoo.com

My Review: You have most likely have already scene this film but I promised my self for every film I watch I will review. I thought that this film didn’t live a hundred percent up to its name. Some parts were reminders or even homage to the first three. While other parts just didn’t fit. Personally I didn’t like the science fiction aspect to the film (well the ending and explanation of the artifact at stake). In the first three the artifacts at stake were real artifacts or based on real concepts. The theories of aliens helping man kind build ancient pyramids and a temple to fulfill their own ambitions of knowledge is good but too broad. Carry the adventure story through out the entire film. My opinion is if you have to add another type of genre into an adventure film the ones that work the best are action, fantasy (minus sci-fi), “spiritualism”/ occult. Besides not live up to its name it was a very entertaining film and I do recommend it.

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