Today I caught Indiana Jones And the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in the cinemas. I can’t even remember the last time I watched the franchise movies, but with George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford, you just have to watch it, no matter how crappy it is.
Fact is, we are swarmed by adventure movies in the past 2 decades since the last Indy movie. Therefore, IJ4 turns out not as exciting as some other Hollywood movies like National Treasure. In fact, George Lucas the story writer threw in some scenes and plots just to make the movie more entertaining. I shan’t reveal the scenes lest I spoil your movie-going experience. All I can say is that the effects are more realistic with today’s technology.
But you just have to watch it, because it is Indiana Jones, although it probably doesn’t mean anything to teens. There are some character developments and closure to the quadrilogy. There is actually just one or two scenes where Harrison Ford is in hey-day action. The rest of the scenes are just like any action movies he’s done in recent years. So to say that he’s too old for this role is over-exaggerated.
So, watch it if you are in your thirties and want to reminisce the good old times. If you teens are expecting some kick-ass heart-pumping action, then National Treasure is probably a better movie.