Indiana Jones is back in an entertaining, but slightly dragging film that doesn’t quite live up to the hype of the original trilogy. Don’t get me wrong, the story wasn’t bad, actually I liked it, but good’ol Indiana needs to hang up the bull whip and fedora, and retire to Florida or something. Harrison Ford who plays Indiana Jones, is 67 years old, and although they acknowledge his age in the film, some of the things he does, just doesn’t fit what I imagine a 67 year old even in good shape can do.
Now Indiana does have plenty of fighting experience, but taking on 5 elite Soviet soldiers and wiping the floor with them? I don’t think so. All in all, I was thoroughly entertained by the Crystal Skull, everything was played out like a traditional Indiana Jones film from the great action sequences, comedy, and storyline, but some of the action scenes involving Indiana stretched the realm of believability that the creator of the franchise, George Lucas established. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a good nostalgia film that acknowledges the age of its main character and passes on the torch of Action Archeologist to his son, but it is time for this great franchise to sit back on it laurels and enjoy all that it was.
Roshawn: A, but not as good as Ironman