Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

The last film we saw with Indiana Jones was in 1989, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and after all these years Director Steven Spielberg decided to undertake the burden of making a new Title called Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Cristal Skull. Well for the first part this movie is placed in the 1950’s and we follow this time not the Germans but the Russian threat with their leader Col. Dr. Irina Spalko played by Cate Blanchett.

Well from the start I disliked the movie because Cate played the role of a Russian commander so bad and had absolutely no inclination towards the role that it gave me the bad taste of the worst acting skills I saw in a long time. Anyway this wasn’t the whole thing; you can imagine that Harrison Ford at his age wasn’t the Indiana Jones we all knew his movements were sloppy he couldn’t move to give that fluid action we were all used to in Indi’s movies all contributed into making this movie a mediocre one. We get also a pleasant surprise with Shia LeBeouf’s character who turns out to be Indiana Jones son, so we might expect in the future that the new movie will be with Shia as the main character. The baseline story is nice and well thought; the Russians are after a lost city to put back the Cristal Skull on its rightful place and by doing so the wielder will receive the power over others minds (a powerful weapon in the hands of the reds) and the scenery is well thought thaw a lot of the action scenes are really farfetched.
If you are a Indiana Jones fan you will probably like this movie, but do not expect it to be a masterpiece because it lacked to many features, in the end you will need to see it for yourself to judge it.

Runtime: 2 hrs 42 mins
Genre: Action/Adventure
Theatrical Release: May 22, 2008 Wide
Box Office: $316,849,472

Starring: Harrison Ford, Ray Winstone, Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent
Director: Steven Spielberg
Screenwriter: David Koepp
Story: George Lucas, Jeff Nathanson
Producer: Frank Marshall
Studio: Paramount Pictures

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