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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 the location of the wrecked U.F.O. that crashed on that famous night. Stop me if you heard this before. Indy is being held at gunpoint by a multitude of Russians...this is just the opening scene, Indy can't be captured so soon. Well, Dr. Jones explains the characteristics of the wrecked saucer and tells the Russians he needs their ammo to find it. Reluctantly they agree and Indy begins throwing the ammo in the air using the electro-magnetic properties to locate the U.F.O. - now it's time for Indy to make his big escape.
All right, Dr. Jones has escaped the Soviet threat and finds himself in a deserted town with an eerie aura. A loud warning siren goes off and our hero realizes he is in a nuclear testing facility. Out of the frying pan and into the fire. Hey, is that a lead-lined refrigerator over there? Indy escapes this nightmare only to find out he's being investigated by the FBI. Oh well, it's back to Marshall and back to teaching. Not so fast, the University has given Dr. Jones a leave of absence to clear up the accusations made by the FBI.
At this point we meet Mutt Williams (who has a very interesting story line, but I won't go into here) Mutt tells Dr. Jones that an old friend has discovered the crystal skulls in Peru and has disappeared. The crystal skulls you say? So Indy and Mutt begin globe hopping looking for clues that will reveal the whereabouts of, not only his friend, but the mystery to the crystal skulls. I really enjoyed this film and feel that it is a perfect addition to the series. Crystal Skull stays faithful to the trilogy and the characters, while introducing some new ones....and bringing back a few old ones.
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