Indiana Jones series are a cult favorite in the archaeological travel/adventure genre . Everyone knows or has at least seen some Indi movie . Ive slept through the raiders of the lost ark (was too young then) and barely remember the temple of doom, except that our beloved villian Amrish Puri was the dreaded kali pujari in that movie.
Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull is produced by George Lucas. The movie is loosely based on the very western concept that Peru among other ancient civilisations like Egypt etc was ruled in ancient times by advanced alians who taught the Peruvian Incans among other things, to build an ancient civilisation. They also built a mythical temple in solid gold holding vast treasures, where people would go to attain knowledge and consult with the higher beings.
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It pits Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) against Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett) the Soviet Agent, in the search of the crystal skull that is supposed to lead them to the mythical temple. Indy is aided by his former lover Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), the greaser “Mutt” Williams (Shia LaBeouf), and fellow adventurer Mac (Ray Winstone). John Hurt and Jim Broadbent also play fellow academics. You can get more details and synposes in the wiki.
I was actually waiting for Amit to post on this one but as he didnt i said what the hell. I found the story a bit weak, but the action sequences were pretty good.All in all this is a bhelpuri of concepts derived from or inspired by among other movies, National Treasure , Stargate and The Fifth Element all of which i would rate much higher than this one.
This is a formula movie, an entertainer, especially for teens and gullable minds, a movie id recomend u see with friends in a theater or big screen.
My Ratings 6.5 5.5 out of 10 and im changing my ratings because in hindsight, i must admit i had been a bit too generous.