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Despite failing to live up to the first three films, Crystal Skull is still an entertaining and reasonably fun film. As long as you ignore the CGI monkeys and the aliens, everything else is pretty good. The action is still good, and now has the added comedic bonus of Harrison Ford making jokes about getting old. Overall, this is a good movie that is simply disappointing compared to the others.
Hard to live up to earlier films but entertaining none the less.
January 28, 2018
This a racist piece of... like wtf, Mayans in effing Peru?! the Mayans were only located in Mesoamerica aka Mexico and Central America... Peru is in South America, plus, if you so desperately needed a Native group to talk about, why not the Incas? Like, you know, the awesome civilization that built Chichen Itza and was actually from Peru? Also, seriously, aliens? Freaking aliens?! Talk about cliched and unimaginative
If you can't fight Nazis, Commies are the next best thing. Indy movies worked best when he travels to different locales in order to finish his quest. There's a lot of Indiana Jones-style of fun. One thing I like best about these films are the combination of history, archaeology and mysticism, but the ending of this movie went a little off the rails. Still a very entertaining movie overall.
It wasn't Raiders of the Lost Ark, or Last Crusade, but it's a fun pulp romp that moves the action from the two-fisted adventure of the 40s into the B-movie sci-fi of the 50s. Perfectly in tune with the era, and Ford still shines as Indy. LeBouf is perfectly engaging as Williams, and seeing Karen Allen again is a delight. The chemistry is still there, the action is still there, and people who complain about things like Mutt swinging through trees or Indy surviving a nuke in a fridge don't understand the tropes of the source material. It's not bad writing, it's an hommage to the pulps of the era, and it's masterfully done all around.
Personally I don't understand why this movie gets hated on the most from this franchise. I mean it's overuse of CGI is definitely the only problem I had with the movie. It's a much better movie then Temple of Doom. It has funny moments like all of those movies do as well as still having that one moment that scared someone. This is fine addition to the franchise not perfect but still good.
While Kingdom does offer many goofy moments, as well as a mostly weak script; this Indy adventure does still provide some well-crafted classic action and Ford's return to the character is definitely worth the price of admission.