I love the early part of the summer movie season when there only one movie per week! One movie is easier to talk about than three!
1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (4,260 Theaters, 124 Minutes, Rated PG-13): Indy is Back! Actually, he returned yesterday, so many of you might have already seen it. So, how was it, Rich?
I have yet to see it, but am definitely planning to before the weekend is over. I have a genuine excitement about this film based on the trailers. I love the fact that they are playing it in real time. Indy is not pretending to be a young man. He’s a man in his sixties. He isn’t fighting Nazis in the ’30s and ’40s anymore, he’s fighting Russians in the ’50s. Instead of being a tribute to the serials of the ’30s and ’40s, it is a tribute to the B-Movies of the ’50’s.
But a lot of Internet chatter about this film before hand was negative. “Harrison Ford is too old,” “There’s too much CGI,” “Lucas is going to ruin this franchise like he ruined Star Wars!” Most of these bon mots were said while the film was still in the planning stages. Could the film be disappointing? Yes. But lets see it first before we pass judgement.