Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)


Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls. (IMDb)
A classic straightaway action sequence is followed by a great plot set-up that introduces an enjoyable new sidekick (LaBeouf’s greaser) while offering some rambunctious initial fun (see the bar escape; motorcycle chase; Ford’s library one-liner) in a glossed-up 50s Americana setting. The adventure only gets amped up from there, but obvious CGI often brings it down (see the jungle sequence), and the increasingly ridiculous sci-fi plot certainly doesn’t help matters. Still an entertaining watch.
7/10 (Good)


  1. Yes! I can’t say that I love this movie, especially to the degree that I do with the previous three, but I still feel it gets way, way too much hate. The first half is perfectly entertaining, despite the second half being weighed down by an overblown sci-fi plot, as you said.

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    1. yeah, you nailed it Brett! definitely isn’t as good as the original trilogy, but I think it’s suffered from that special kind of prejudice that seems to pop up every now and then for remakes of beloved nostalgic classics 😛

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      1. Exactly! That’s how I feel about movies like The Force Awakens and Prometheus – great films, and get too much flack for rebooting beloved franchises.

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