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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: A Reaction
As promised in my previous entry, here goes my reaction paper on "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." My family and I watched this movie last Sunday afternoon, and we had a great time. So, I will not be giving spoilers, I promise. I will only tell you what I think of it, my ratings, and my general reaction.

First and foremost, I would just like to share (if you have not been reading my other blog) that I love archeology. Aside from Dinosaurs, I think the culture that is Indiana Jones played a part in making me dream of becoming an archaeologist. I had this crazy idea that all archaeologists looked like Indiana Jones. And they would have the same adventures as he did. Well, I guess I did not end up to be fedora and leather jacket wearing, and bull whip toting archaeologist. Oh, but the fear of snakes is there. On to the movie...

The movie was a good one. Yeahp! A definite good one! Any movie that can get reactions from my babies is a good one for me because it proves that it can reach all ages. Right? There were a good number of laughs in the movie, and some action. A lot of the fight scenes were really, really, good. And I had no idea Spalko was played by Cate Blanchett. I couldn't tell from the start, but after wearing my glasses, I realized it was her. And of course, the handsome Shia LaBeouf also starred in the movie as Mutt Williams. I think he got his character down, and for eliciting some kind of reaction from me (I really wanted to hit Mutt at first, and I thought he was cocky) he gets props from me.

As for Indiana Jones himself. Hmm.. I think he is really getting a bit older already. But I would not want anybody else to portray Indiana Jones other than Harrison Ford. IMHO, Indiana Jones = Harrison Ford. I do associate one with the other on most occasions. Anyway, he can still act perfectly. No sign of age here. Although some of his stunts are not exactly as before, but it goes with the movie well. Leave a lot of the acrobatics to Shia and we're good. Fedora hat (check!), bull whip (check!), leather jacket (check!), fear of snakes (check!), yeahp, everything is in place. Plus give one or two more things to add to the bunch. Although I was looking for the bull whip in action, but I did not get to see much of it. Tsk tsk..

Movie plot-wise and other stuff, everything an Indiana Jones movie should be. I was a bit disappointed though, regarding the end part (not because it is a bad one) because I could see where it was going to head to. Although it was the most likely way to have the climax, but I wish it went some other way and not where it headed off. I still love the fact that I learned so many things from the movie, and it sent me off to Wikipedia and other places to research on them. I love the information and the way they make it look like they know so much about history. And the special effects are not at all bad. Plus, the movie does not, in any way, drag.

To sum it up, I loved it. I give it 4.5 golden stars out of 5. The end part mattered so much to me. AND I think it was quite obvious how at the very end, you know there's going to be another story. Hehehe..

Oh, go watch it yourself! I'm no certified movie critic you know, although I do watch a lot movies. So, there, go watch Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull! If you love the Indiana Jones movies, then this is a MUST SEE!

Lights, Camera, ACTION! Popcorn please!

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posted by Ann @ 8:14 AM  
  • At May 28, 2008 at 10:52 AM, Blogger Z'riz said…

    awww i want to watch i want to watch!!!!!!

    and ur one else can ever play indy... but harrison.

    and yeah cate blanchett was also a huge huge fan of the movie that she agreed to be the villain! hahahaha brought her kids along to the set too

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About Me: even when she has fairy wings on, this girl is anything BUT dainty. perhaps the size, the weight, and the personality alone are just too much for her to be considered delicate, prim, proper, and refined. this girl with the mud smudged cheeks has been down on the ground one to many times. these times forced her to be tougher, smarter, and more savvy than she has ever been. perhaps she will always be, never dainty. email me: neverdainty [at] gmail [dot] com
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