Saturday, October 04, 2008

Films That Did Not Need Making Part 1 - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

I've just watched Indiana Jones and the Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull and what a dull 2 hours it was.

I enjoyed the original Indiana Jones trilogy but I can't see the need to re-hash the franchise a fourth time 19 years after the last film apart from making more money. George Lucas I can imagine doing this but Steven Spielberg? I've never been a big fan but I thought he had a bit more about him.

So what is wrong with the film? Nothing. Apart from some cracking continuity errors there is nothing wrong with the film. It even has the always lovely Cate Blanchett in it which normally means a big score from me for any film. The problem here is that it brings nothing new to the originals. Every part of the story is stolen from the early films. We have seen it all before. The only new bits were the 'I'm too old for this shit' type lines which were used far too often and the end which is just total bollocks.

Harrison Ford really does not seem to have his heart in the role either. Looking at his IMDB page it appears that this century this is only his 6th film so maybe he needed the money. I can't see that being the reason but he really did seem to phone in this performance.

I have heard recently that Spielberg and Ford were willing to make yet another Indiana Jones film, but only if the story was good enough. Pity they didn't mind about this one being crap.

I'll give the film 5/10 and 4 of those points are for Cate Blanchett.

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