Movie Review: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – Starring Harrison Ford & Shia LeBeouf

by Jason of New Movie Friday on May 23, 2008

in Movie Reviews

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullMovie: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (PG-13)
Released: May 22nd, 2008
Runtime: 2 hr. 4 min.
Ticket Price: $7.50 Matinee
Refreshments: None
Starring: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent & Shia LaBeouf
Director: Steven Spielberg

Rating: Worth a Matinee

Synopsis: Indiana Jones is racing the Soviets to the lost city of Akakor, deep in the Peruvian forest. They are in pursuit of a mystical crystal skull that legend says will bestow powers on the one who returns it. Others along for the ride include his old flame, a long-time friend and a new sidekick.

Review: For its fourth foray into the franchise, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a fun piece of nostalgia. Fans of the series will enjoy the nods to the previous films.

There is a lot to like: great lines, escapes, fights, the score, settings and more. But, even though it lasts just over two hours, the movie just seems to fly right by. Yet, when its over, you don’t feel like you have seen anything substantial.

It has been a while since watching any of the Indiana Jones movies, but when you think of them, the first thing that comes to mind, is not science fiction. Dealing with things in the supernatural genre, yes, but not science fiction. So, where this film takes you just seemed odd. The trip to get there was good old Indiana Jones fun. The payoff is where the main problem lies.

Overall, it’s worth checking out a matinee. It would have garnered a better rating, but the ending just leaves you feeling flat.

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