Monday, May 26, 2008

Indiana Jones and the...wait, what was that again? Seriously? No really, did that actually just happen?

Saw the new Indy movie on Saturday after work. I'm not going to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet. For those who have, leave a comment about what you thought about the ending.

Overall, I thought it was a standard Indiana Jones movie. My favorite thing about it is that they keep it realistic about Indy's age. The movie takes place years later, in 1958. Indy is older and it's part of the story. Don't worry, he's still the same guy, it just takes him a bit longer to get up after taking a punch.

Shia LeBeouf does a pretty good job to counteract the worst performance of Cate Blanchett's career. She may just be too serious of an actress for this movie. An Indy movie is supposed to be a bit overdone and goofy. Not really her style.

You may be able to tell from the title that I had a few issues with the crystal skull thing. I'll let you make up your own mind about the ending. I guess my biggest problem with it was that I saw it coming a mile away even though the movie tried to play it up as a big suprise.

If you've seen it, leave a comment. I want to know what other people think.


Andy said...

After we saw it, Tish was talking to her mom on the phone about the movie. Her mom thought the premise was too far-fetched. Umm, I don't really know if E.T. is crazier than a face-melting gold box, Hindu cult-leader/heart surgeon, or a 700 year old knight guarding God's china cabinet. We liked it--the best part was the fridge.

Bret said...

Karen and I saw it, I liked it (not loved it), Karen hated it but I found out after the fact she never saw the first three. I went out and bought the dvd's of the first three for her and .... lets just say she isn't thrilled.

Any way I thought it was a little to crisp and clean for an Indy movie and I'm not sure I understand what the ending was about. I agree Kate Blanchett was way out of her element.

Overall, it was worth the trip to the theater and the money spent.

Next week....Iron Man