Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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Back by popular demand, producer George Lucas and director Steven Spielberg have reunited for the fourth installment of the Indiana Jones series titled, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The year is 1957 and Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is a professor in a small New England town. The F.B.I ransacks his office, he loses his job, and then things begin to pick up when a greaser kid named Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf) rides into town asking for Indiana’s help locating someone. In the meantime, Russian agents led by Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett) try to kidnap Indiana thinking he can lead them to a treasure called the Crystal Skull. (Every time I heard Cate Blanchett talk with that fake Russian accent, I thought I was listening to Natasha from the old Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon.) With the help of Mutt and his motorcycle, Indiana escapes and they both fly to Peru to find the Crystal Skull. They run into Indiana’s old flame Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) along with the Russians. Now the action really ramps up with bottomless quicksand, an army of man eating ants, swordfights and huge waterfalls. This is solid entertainment with old fashioned storytelling, an exciting plot, and humorous dialogue. There’s nice chemistry between Ford and LaBeouf and everybody else seemed to be having fun. Of course, the action was over the top with cheesy one-liners and corny scenes. My wife said Ford still looked good at 64 but she noticed that it took him longer than usual to land a punch during the fight scenes. There is not one dull moment in this two hour film and I’m giving it a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
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