Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Every now and then, I come across certain TV shows or movies that make me want to pursue a particular type of career. For instance, if I watch Grey’s Anatomy, I feel inspired to become a doctor. In yesterday’s instance, I popped in the DVD for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and my interest in history was rekindled once again. Like the previous Indiana Jones movies, a little bit of history and archaeological adventures go a long way in the movie industry, at least when produced accordingly. In the eyes of a child or adventure seeker, Indiana Jones may even promote a career in archaeology to be seen as “cooool.”

Long story short—Indiana Jones is sent on another adventure trying to return a mysterious crystallized alien skull back to its secret location. Soviets follow Jones and his companions in an attempt to steal the skull away from Jones. The bulk of the movie was pretty entertaining in the appropriate Jones’ fashion, but perhaps the movie appeared better than it really was because of the favorable nostalgia behind the movie series. I think it’s even safe to say that the series is a classic.

If you haven’t seen this movie yet and don’t want to know anything about the ending, this may be the point to stop reading. 🙂 One thing to note: why do a lot of adventure movies tend to end the movie with something imploding or self-destructing (e.g. temple, pyramid, underground tomb, etc.)? Maybe the directors or story writers are cryptically proving a point—all truth/past will be hidden/reburied. Or maybe, it’s simply an ending fitted for suspenseful scenes. Either way, most people won’t care about the imploding building ending as long as it’s a happy one.

Verdict: 2.5 out of 4 stars

1 star = Mehh  2 stars = Hmm  3 stars = Woohoo!  4 stars = Encore!

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1 Comment

  1. I didn’t like it that much.
    ESPECIALLY compared to the other ones, but also just in general.

    It was a good movie, and it was going in a good direction, but then they threw in the sci-fi element, and that threw me off. It just didn’t seem to fit right.


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