Indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull – Review

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.

9 thoughts on “Indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull – Review

  1. Hmmm….I saw the movie last weekend and was thinking about writing a review, but was tied up in a lot of things. 🙂
    I enjoyed the movie. I think this is how an adventure movie is supposed to be. It didn’t bore me. Temple of Doom was a horror show worse than Ramsay’s and Raiders of the Lost Ark was quite good, but I would say that this was the best one of the series.

  2. This movie was a terrible let down. I rated it B- (since I am studying its nice to give grades) which roughly translates to 5/10.

    Thanks for the trackback to my travelogue. Things I saw in Peru – Nazca lines (couldnt go there) or Machu Picchu – seemed too unreal for humans to construct 🙂

  3. Couldnt stand the previous ones. Not gonna watch this one… and thanks for the review, it killed whatever little curiosity this movie had generated in me 🙂

  4. Hmmm… Haven’t found the time to see this movie yet… I want to… Yesterday, I saw this movie called Sarkar Raj and absolutely loathed it! hehehe…

  5. sarkar raj is not that bad but u should like political movies to like it

    this is a full tp movie , it is a hollywood action thriller, but it isnt that great

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