Indiana Jones

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the first Indiana Jones move in 19 years. I make no promises about spoilers, but will attempt to avoid giving the story away.

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The opening scene was the hook to get Indiana Jones loves back into the action. Indy is now quite a bit older and the setting is many years later in the heart of the Red Scare. The enemy is no longer Nazi Germany, but the Soviet Union.

Indiana Jones survives a missile range speed acceleration testing track, loads of highly trained Russian Red Army with a strange inability to hit targets with their guns, three drops over Niagara Falls-size waterfalls and the collapse of yet another temple.

The requirement for the suspension of all belief aside, it was a pretty good movie. Definite popcorn flick. 3.5 Stars which isn’t bad for a Lucasfilm comeback.

Easter Eggs include: The Ark of the Covenant, Area 51, Shia LaBeouf nearly putting the Indiana Jones hat on his head, the Death Star drawn on a wall and a few more that I might have missed.

It was classic Indiana Jones. Historical plot woven with supernatural thread. Very enjoyable, but not at all believable.