My quickie movie review: Indiana Jones

Admittedly, I’m not an avid moviegoer by any means; I mean the last movie saw in the theater was Casino Royale (and that’s because the only thing that would stop my going to the opening weekend of a new James Bond movie would be the rapture) I’m probably not really qualified to review a movie. So what? Here goes…

My brother and I went to see Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull today. I had heard quite a bid of bad and indifferent press going in, but I was surprised. It wasn’t bad; I pretty much enjoyed it. Parts of it were particularly visually stunning; in fact, the opening sequence was one of the best photographed scenes I’ve seen in a long time. Harrison Ford hasn’t lost a step, and the film didn’t play up the “older”angle too much. The chemistry between him and Shia Lebeouf was excellent; Shia looked game for the role and not as intense and super-serious as I thought he might be. Cate Blanchett, on the other hand, wasn’t that impressive, and she seemed to phone in her performance. I was happy to see Karen Allen back on the screen. Part of the ending left me a little unsatisfied, but it wasn’t the part of the plot that I thought I’d be disappointed in. All in all, I don’t regret paying matinee prices for it, and with ticket prices nowadays, that ought to be a high compliment!