Indiana Jones

Posted by Tejus Parikh on May 29, 2008

I finally got around to seeing Indiana Jones last night.  It was fun, but far from great.  There were a lot of periods where I felt like I was watching a “Best of Indiana Jones” montage, rather than a whole new movie.  Almost all the stunts were lifted from the previous movies and some of the non-recurring characters as well.  What kept it from feeling like a Indiana Jones I-III mashup is the amount of grey on Harrison Ford’s head.  

Despite how predictable the movie became because of this, I actually didn’t mind it that much.  One of the strengths of the movie is that it’s not over done.  There isn’t a ton of CGI everywhere.  The credits listed a bunch of model makers.  It’s a slightly dirty throwback to 80’s adventure movies.  Which is what an Indiana Jones movie should be.

I didn’t walk out of the theater thinking “I need to see this again,” but I enjoyed watching it.  If you haven’t seen it, it’s an entertaining way to burn 2 hours (plus previews).

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