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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

185 Ratings: 1.5
A film directed by Steven Spielberg

Nearly 20 years after riding his last Crusade, Harrison Ford makes a welcome return as archaeologist/relic hunter Indiana Jones inIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, an action-packed fourth installment that's, in a nutshell, less … see full wiki

Director: Steven Spielberg
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: May 22, 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
22 reviews about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal...
review by . May 02, 2011
You know how The Last Crusade was a step in the right direction for Indiana Jones after the disappointing sequel? Well, this is another step, a re-step if you will in the wrong direction, and easily the worst film in one of the greatest series of all time. This film brings the good old-school action and must have been quite the breath of fresh air at the time it came out, but it's still very disappointing and has very questionable special effects, plus one plot element that ruined the entire …
review by . November 17, 2010
So, based on some reviews I've read and comments I've seen from viewers on TV...apparently INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDON OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL is supposed to have been a life-changing movie. At least a groundbreaking film sure to vault to "all-time classic" status. Because there sure are a lot of disappointed viewers around.     If, however, you have the more reasonable expectation of a highly-entertaining, highly-implausible action film that hearkens back to the "cliff-hanger" …
review by . May 23, 2008
Had I known then what I know now I would have passed on seeing this movie and settled for a root canal or possibly done my taxes again.    The idea of bringing Indiana Jones back to the big screen is a great one, one that can appeal to both the young and old. However when the rubber hits the road this movie is a disaster. There is zero character development, and the storyline is incredibly lame.    Lucas has done it again, like Star Wars, he has taken a great …
review by . February 23, 2010
A little different for Indiana Jones, but still a solid entry
Well it's not as good as Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Last Crusade, but Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull is still better then The Temple of Doom and will stand proud with its predecessors as a solid action flick living up to an American icon. This long awaited final chapter to the story of treasure hunter Harry "Indiana" Jones Jr. may not live up to the greatness which were the first and third entries, but don't let a simple comparison ruin the fun of this fourth movie; …
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
not worth your time if you value the original trilogy of indiana jones movies
Quick Tip by . June 11, 2010
Aliens? Are you serious?
review by . December 17, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Looking for clues as to why this films sucks.
WARNING: This review contains spoilers!      After 19 years, Indiana Jones returns to the silver screen in what may be Steven Spielberg's worst film ever (or until now, anyway). Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a bust. The screenplay was amateurishly written and the film itself is directed with juvenile enthusiasm. The overall mood of the picture doesn't even feel like that of Indiana Jones, but rather more like National Treasure, The Mummy Returns or …
review by . April 23, 2009
Looking back at my childhood in South London, the fact my parents had no money and worked very hard for very little was tempered by the escape from reality afforded me by film. And as a child, the films that stood out above all else, that revealed another world of possibility and adventure, were Indiana Jones and Star Wars. I've also probably seen The Neverending Story a hundred times too, but the enduring quality of Indiana Jones meant that even last year we dropped $60 on the box trilogy set to …
Quick Tip by . April 01, 2010
Jumped the shark the moment the Indiana Jones survived the nuclear blast.
Quick Tip by . November 19, 2009
Utterly Disappointing attempt by Spielberg! I won't even bother writing a full review for this one...
review by . May 13, 2009
Older, wiser, bolder....and still terrified of snakes - which sets up a good scene, since a large python plays a key role late in the movie. The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is the fourth (and what I assume will be the last - at least with Harrison Ford holding the torch) in this epic trilogy. We are all aware of the infamous crash at Roswell New Mexico some fifty years ago....well Crystal Skull begins ten years after that. The Russians have taken Dr. Jones to Hangar 51 and force him to reveal …
review by . May 23, 2008
Indiana Jones 4
Can you say Star Wars Episode 1 all over again?  This movie was a disaster!  If you're an Indy fan and craving for some action spend your money on the original trilogy DVD.  George Lucas managed to redo Indiana Jones the way he redid Star Wars.  Incredibly LAME!    I gave it 2 stars because it's Indiana Jones.  I've waited this long to watch the movie.  If you're going to watch it because it's Indiana Jones then it's ok.  If you're expecting …
review by . December 17, 2008
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull opens with a CGI prairie dog. I'm not 100% sure that the rodent is CGI, but it might as well be. I guess it's a little bit cute, but it's mostly like:  Are you kidding me? And believe it or not, it's all downhill from there. Plenty of ado has been made of Harrison Ford's advanced age (65), but I think it might be Steven Spielberg that needs to be checked for senility. Because I can't understand how or why this movie was made and how or why …
review by . March 01, 2009
One thing that the had missing from the Indiana Jones trilogy was science fiction. Well now we have an X-Files version of Indiana... for what it is worth.     Let's be fair - it is a little better than Temple of Doom - however, it is a far cry from "Raiders" or "Crusade". The first half of the movie was reminiscent of the Raiders of the Lost Ark and had my expectations high... however at that point it takes a right turn and turns into a 1950's B movie that focuses on aliens. …
review by . September 09, 2008
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):     1. Colonel-Doctor Irina Spalko (the absolutely amazing Cate Blanchett) and her team are seeking the truth that is apparently out there. Indiana Jones (the one and only Harrison Ford) is assisting, but not entirely voluntarily.   2. All roads lead to El Dorado, and the real-life conquistador Francisco de Orellana who eventually navigated the entire Amazon River looking for it. (Note: He should have stopped in Guyana, home of the …
review by . January 01, 2009
I have very mixed feelings about this movie. I loved the last three movies in the series so when I heard that they were finally going to make a fourth movie I was excited. That excitement is gone now. The beginning started out very lame and so much different than what I was expecting. There were many parts that got interesting in the movie but every time I started to get into it something really unrealistic would happen and turn me off. The picture is great on the blu-ray and many of the special …
review by . October 20, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
It took almost two decades, but Indiana Jones finally made it back to the big screen. INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL takes places twenty years after Indy and his father found illumination and road into the sunset. A lot happens in twenty years and the world is a far different place when we last saw Dr. Jones, e.g. there was a World War that ended in the defeat of the Nazis and the world is now involved in a conflict of a different sort, the Cold War. The movie begins with a group …
review by . October 13, 2008
It's been 19 years, as the press is fond of reminding us, since we saw Indiana Jones ride off into the sunset at the end of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Now after nearly two decades in what we shall call Indiana Jones and Development Hell, the man in the fedora is back in action!    And it is good.    Very good.    Not great, though. But it is better than Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, though not quite as good as the aforementioned …
review by . October 10, 2008
Don't worry, I'm not going to spoil the ending for you but If I do with my ramblings then I apologise. The year is 1957 and a group of soviet soldiers break into a secret military base with an aged Indiana Jones. They want him to lead them to a box containing a mysterious mummified corpse which will help lead them to the powerful yet mysterious crystal skull. When they manage to locate the crystal skull and return it to its original resting place, unknown powers will be unleashed that if returned …
review by . October 05, 2008
When the film started with a CGI gopher I thought it was an advertisement for Ice Age 3. But no, it was Indian Jones with Ice Age Cartoon gophers. And then it went on, obviously painfully half the movie is CGI but without much effort. Cate Blanchett is a wasted talent in this movie and seems to know it, her accent slipping ever so often. Harrison Ford is his same old self, literally, he is OLD and rather out of place. Lucas hasn't lost his touch - that is from Epsiode I and on, this seems to be …
review by . September 08, 2008
They might have gotten a little lazy with this sequel but this film was alright. The opening scene is incredible, as we return to the warehouse last seen at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Here we see Indiana Jones for the first time since Last Crusade: Older, Wiser, and more mature. But the man can still use his whip. The thing with Crystal Skull that I really loved was that this is a different Indy. If you go in to this movie expecting to see some crazy stunts like in the previous films then …
review by . August 15, 2008
Seriously. No, really... I was so miserable watching this movie. It's campy in all the wrong ways. None of the witty silliness of the old Indiana is there- just a sad shell of what once was. Absolutely one of the worst movies I've seen this year.
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