B'uh, that's a shame.I'l still see it tough, i didn't see yet the other Indiana Jones movies, maybe this will be a good movie as a Solo Movie and not as an Indiana Jones movie :)
May 18 - 09:10 AM
So for this reviewer it was mostly a Kindom of the Crystal Dulls?
Sorry, had to get it out there so I could claim "shenanigans" when all the papers started using it...
May 18 - 09:14 AM
Good thing I think Cannes is an over-pretentious (though not as bad as sundance) excuse for slamming regular film with a focus on only enjoying experimental art. They've often hated good movies and loved bad movies, so I'm still not worried. Plus, even a bad Indy movie is a good movie...because it's Indy.
May 18 - 09:19 AM
Just echoing blinkybrown. As someone who's worked Sundance for many years, it's pretty obvious when critics reach a little too deep when making their reviews. I have no idea why on earth Indy premiered at Cannes. No doubt there were anti-American sentiments abounding, full of hatred towards Spielberg, Lucas, and everything with a budget over $100. If it's anything like Sundance, the negative reaction means it's probably a good movie, since so many of those festival goers are caught up in acting like movie bourgeoise, simply because they've seen a few non-mainstream flicks. Even the bad reviews make this sound great - full of action, all the stuff of the old movies. And, hey, when you can impress a hard-nosed critic like Emmanuel Levy, you're doing just fine.
May 18 - 11:17 AM
Just not true. "Temple of Doom" is bad Indy and a bad movie. Just sayin'.
May 18 - 01:58 PM
What "Temple Of Doom" is a bad movie? Are you NUTS!!! All Indy flicks were great... My order of best indy flicks #1-Raiders, #2-Last Crusade, #3- Temple... I think The Chrystal Skull will be better then Temple though.
May 18 - 02:28 PM
Here's one of the 4 people who still doesn't like Temple of Doom.
May 18 - 03:51 PM
I tried not to judge the movie too much by its previews, but it's strange how this review seems to exactly reflect my impressions from the trailers. Of course I'll still see it and probably have fun. Heck, I still think Phantom Menace is fun despite its problems.Heck, indeed.
May 18 - 09:26 AM
I would comment that there are some more pleasant reviews of Indy coming out, McCarthy at Variety for instance
May 18 - 09:35 AM
Phantom Menace kicked *** so I'm not going to listen to this review.
May 18 - 09:41 AM
IDK... I still think its going to be great. Some critics im sure like some viewers wanted it to be bad.
May 18 - 10:09 AM
I think this will still get a positive RT meter. These are just a few reviews there basing this story on im sure.
May 18 - 10:13 AM
I'm finding this review very hard to make sense of..
"it's not as much of a disaster as it could so easily have been". Huh? So it was a disaster then, just not a very big one??? You sure didn't say anything too damning about the film though - just too much CGI.. and the other stars didn't get the chance to shine (I think it should all be about Indy anyway).
May 18 - 10:18 AM
Can we use the word "Zeitgeist" without being pretentious?You know without seeing it that this movie has one foot in the 80s, and one in 2008. It's going to have "flaws" since it's trying to do a bunch of things at once. What matters is that it's going to be fun to watch, and that's the real point.
Salsafish, you pretty much have it, this movie exists for the pure entertainment value for all the fans who have seen and loved the previous indy movies. Regardless of what reviewers will say, people will go see this movie, and probably love it, because for the most part they aren't a bunch of pretentious pricks that think that this movie isn't good because there is TOO much action...how that is in an ACTION film, much less an INDY film, I will never understand. Can't wait to see it, it's gonna be great!
May 18 - 10:56 AM
Anyone who didn't see all the CGI in the first trailer was blind. You go for the adventure, to lose yourself for a couple of hours in his world, and I don't want it too real. I'm still pretty sure the boulder from the first movie wasn't a real threat to Harrison Ford anymore then the cgi ones are in this pic. Jeesh!
May 18 - 10:47 AM
this is rubbish, I thrust Empireonline.com, they warned us that more mixed reviews would come out like this but to ignore them. They said it was fun so I'm gonna believe them. Not this *** who wrote this
May 18 - 11:15 AM
What I'm not clear on... is this one guy's opinion or is it a consensus?Right now, it has a 63% Tomatometer, and the good reviews are clearly contradicting the bad ones. It's not like most films where the bad reviews and good reviews share criticisms, but this is one where one person is saying "Cate Blanchett is forgettable" and another is saying "She's good enough to be a Bond Villain". It's crazy. And knowing how pretentious the Cannes crowd have been in the past (The Da Vinci Code was disappointing, but their reaction to it was a bit much), they're not exactly the most reliable source when it comes to what's great. Didn't Babel win the Palme d'Or one year?
May 18 - 11:22 AM
Going to the movies is like meeting new people. You don't always understand them, may not like them initially or later but it is an experience. Seeing a franchise film like Indy or even X Files is like a reunion with some old friends you may not like everything about them but they are familiar and you have some common experiences good and bad. I want to have have fun, be moved, infuriated, scared out my pants or laugh and be entertained. Ironman was a new found "friend" despite its flaws, Young at Heart was a delight and whatever Indy is or isn't I'm sure I'll have some fun in the dark with some old friends.
May 18 - 11:27 AM
interesting that Variety and Time's reviews are quite positive compared to this...
May 18 - 11:33 AM
for the most part i dont listen to reviewers anyway i have to see it first to make an opinion not go off somebody elses. also ive heard alot of good reviews too so this doesnt worry me at all.
May 18 - 12:38 PM
IMO, this review really doesn't say if it was any good or not. Maybe it's because I'm reading it with a headache, but this appears more cryptic than the plot itself. Oh well, I can wait a couple more days for the other reviews to come in.And I'm still going to see it anyways, so that'll be the best possible review.
May 18 - 01:06 PM
Just as i thought, mixed reviews.
Some calling this a travesty to the trilogy others sayings they had a blast.
Oh well, bring on July 18. :D
May 18 - 01:07 PM
:( Oh, well. I'm still going to see it on its opening weekend. To me, Indy's Indy. I just think that the total mindset of film-making is inherently different now, and therefore, the approach to the whole process affects the final film. Consequently, I really don't think anyone could ever make a movie now that possesses the same style and creative texture that was abundant (even baseline) in Hollywood production 20-30 years ago.... :|Hmmm...this makes me think that either The Dark Knight (or even Iron Man?) might end up taking this year's box office crown.Prince Caspian isn't doing so well, and will certainly end up with less than the final gross of its predecessor....I have a feeling that Iron Man is going to be the "Transformers" of this summer: the movie that people knew was going to do well, but didn't know it was going to do *so* well. :) I could see it barely pushing past $300 million near the end, as I also predict The Dark Knight will.Additionally and lastly, I really hope The Incredible Hulk does well...this version looks so much better than Lee's, and I haven't seen anything that Edward Norton's been in that I haven't liked.Woo! Summer, here we go!
May 18 - 01:26 PM
Naaah...the original three were just as absurd and just as unbelievable. Some of these critics seem to forget that...that they are expecting a completely different film than they SHOULD be expecting...one that is just good fun. After all, they ARE based on old adventure serials that were at their heart, very absurd and escapist fun. If this one was any different, I'd be upset. And if this film DIDN'T use CGI, but rather old special effects techniques, people would have found it laughable and would have been just as upset. Bring it on, I say!
May 18 - 01:38 PM
300 seizes $45 million
Watch 4-minute extended clip
It's still a hard knock life
A trailer to kill for