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Kingdom of the Crappy Skull

  • May 23, 2008
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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 another "Last Crusade" you might be in for a huge disappointment.  Even "National Treasure" has better story line than this "Kingdom of the Crappy Skull".

If you're going to watch it I suggest you stop reading.  But if you're curious on how the movie is, then read on.  A little plot spoiler alert before you read on!






There was practically no character development.  Indy was being Indy as usual.  Irina's famous line was "I Vant Ta Kno Everything!"  She must have said it hundred times.  Mutt was ok, reminds me of Biff from "Back to the Future".  A typical juvenile bad boy who refused to finish school.

There were holes all over the place in the plot.

The beginning scene didn't make sense.  Why would the Russians tried to steal the skull from Area 51 if they had already came up with a plan for Indy to get the real one?

How did the Conquistadors escaped from the chambers with the skull?  How did they get in, in the first place, if they needed the skull to open the door?  It didn't make sense!  Doesn't the last scene with Kate remind you of something?  Oh wait I saw that in "Raiders of the Lost Ark!"

The best moment was when you can see a reflection of Indiana Jones putting on his hat (the one we saw from the trailers).  And the monkeys were pretty cool too!  The skull protected the one holding it from the fire ants and his friend plus someone who his friend is fighting against?  WTH?  And where was the fart joke when Indy got the knife from Mutt in the truck?  Was that suppose to be an inside joke?  Or did they managed to cut out the joke but not the sound effect?

Wow there are so many other holes that I don't want to mention.  It might ruin the whole movie for you if you managed to read this far.

Last words:
Area 51 + El Dorado = Jar Jar Binks

Enough said!
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March 07, 2009
Nuke the fridge. nuff said
 
February 21, 2009
Hey, I rather enjoyed Episode I. If only for the awesomeness that was Darth Maul, and anything Liam Neelson does is worthwhile in my book. You should have mentioned Episode II, even though it doesn't work in comparison as a "come back" picture, but damn that was one of the worst movies I've seen period, Star Wars or not. Anyway...Crystal Skull was rather weak, not capturing much of any of the original three's enjoyability. Giving Indy a son (can't think of the actor's name but I'm not fond of him at all) was a bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, baaaaaaad move.
 
February 12, 2009
I simply can't believe that anything could be more pathetci that the NATIONAL TREASURE flix. Really, an Aztec ruin underneath Mt. Rushmore?!
 
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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 memorable than the first three but great nostalgia for fans of the series. Producer George Lucas and screenwriter David Koepp (War of the Worlds) set the film during the cold war, as the Soviets--replacing Nazis as Indy's villains of choice and led by a sword-wielding Cate Blanchett with black bob and sunglasses--are in pursuit of a crystal skull, which has mystical powers related to a city of gold. After escaping from them in a spectacular opening action sequence, Indy is coerced to head to Peru at the behest of a young greaser (Shia LaBeouf) whose friend--and Indy's colleague--Professor Oxley (John Hurt) has been captured for his knowledge of the skull's whereabouts. Whatever secrets the skull holds are tertiary; its reveal is the weakest part of the movie, as the CGI effects that inevitably accompany it feel jarring next to the boulder-rolling world of Indy audiences knew and loved. There's plenty of comedy, delightful stunts--ants play a deadly role here--and the return ofRaiderslove interest Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, once shrill but now softened, giving her ex-love bemused glances and eye-rolls as he huffs his way to save the day. Which brings us to Ford: bullwhip still in hand, he's a little ...
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Director: Steven Spielberg
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: May 22, 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
DVD Release Date: October 14, 2008
Runtime: 122 minutes
Studio: Paramount
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