So I’ve been pondering my response to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull… And I’m reluctant to share my full review yet, because it’s still a new movie and other people may choose to see it between now and then, so I will keep this brief review as spoiler free as possible.
Did I enjoy it? Yes. Was it everything I hoped? Well, no. Was it worth seeing? Definitely.
Was there one heck of an elephant in the room that makes me keep from saying this was a great movie? You betcha.
So… Do I recommend this movie to fans of Indiana Jones movies? Yes, with the caveat that IMHO the story has a huge issue that isn’t really Indy material. Spielbergian? Definitely. Indiana Jones? Not in my opinion.
I give this a solid 3 out of 4. Would I see it again? Yes, it’s Indy. I’ll probably own it on DVD.
Where does it fall among the other Indiana Jones movies? Raiders is #1 for me, followed by Last Crusade, now Crystal Skull, and Temple of Doom at the rear. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t like the movie, it just means that I didn’t like it as well as Raiders or Last Crusade.
I’ll be posting my spoiler review later this week.
Still waiting for a part for my computer to arrive in the mail. Hopefully it will arrive soon!
Until next time, see a movie and tell me about it!