Oh well.. at least my original box set can't be ruined by Indy 4
Another in a list of very poor Hollywood follow-up films.....
For a film where the makers continually talked of doing in-camera
effects so as to match the original films and preserve continuity,
there sure were a lot of CG effects. In fact, the very first shot of
the film includes a CG character which served to me as a warning as to
how the whole film was going to go.
There are so many things wring with this film Its difficult to know
where to start. The story for starters is a bit weak, and surely they
could have found a non extra-terrestrial theme and picked something
more interesting and based on some other interesting artifact from
antiquity. Ford's character having a side career as a spy was
ridiculous, as was the terrible character played be Blanchett. In fact,
all of the characters were simply uninteresting and a waste of time for
the actors who portrayed them.
The action sequences seemed a bit old-hat and it was painfully obvious
at times (such as the warehouse sequence) that Ford was a little over
the hill for the role as the difference between his close-ups and the
stunt-mans shots whose tempo did not match. Throughout the film there
were several shots that do stand out in my mind, but maybe not for good
reasons. Some of these included that ridiculous sequence with the
fridge, the very 'Mummy' like ant effects, the awful shot introducing
Shia LaBeouf, those stupid monkeys and gophers and probably most
notably the dime store looking, cling-wrap filled plastic skull which
was meant to be what the whole film was about!!
For some reason Hollywood does not seem to be able to produce any
decent follow-up films recently, and this is no exception. I can only
wonder at how much influence Lucas had over the filming and post
production of this film, but it really feels like 'Phantom Menace
Syndrome' with its lack of story, character development, style,
excitement or any virtue worth going to see an adventure film for. It
simply is not anything like the original 3 films which were great fun
to watch and still are. The direction of the film feels like a first
time director who does not know where the film is going and simply
cannot get a grip on the material.
It disappoints me greatly that this film is so woefully dull, as with
its great cast and director it really was the last thing that I would
have expected. There are a few nice moments between Ford and Allens
characters, but these are counted in low single digit numbers. The
films greatest crime is that is just not a fun film. I personally don't
think of an CG driven film when I think of this franchise but this is
what they gave us this time and quite frankly, I would rather go watch
The Mummy for that kind of film and its certainly no piece of art
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This film is bitterly dissapointing, should have stopped at the third.
has to be the WORST indian jones....lame storyline...aliens, cmonn.
Lord Of the rings by Peter Jackson is tiotally fantastically amazing.
Ironically, I went into this movie expecting the plot to be lame and
the action and series of events to be fun and interesting. On the
contrary the plot was actually somewhat original (although it was
executed poorly), and the rest of the movie collapsed into itself. My
biggest problem with the whole thing were parts of the movie that
didn't make any sense. And before you stop reading understand that I
know it's an Indiana Jones movie. I know that it's not suppose to be
100% realistic or anything like that. However that is no excuse to
throw in senseless garbage like atomic bomb testing, swinging through
the forest like Tarzan, landing a car on a tree that somehow is elastic
enough to bend all the way down to the river, and then spring back up.
It's just plain stupid. Also the slap-stick humor was almost out of
control. It was not meant for all ages. In fact it was meant for 5 to
10 year old's. What I mean by that is that by about two/thirds into the
movie I felt awkward being there. I actually felt embarrassed to be in
the theater, and for a fleeting moment I felt like I was the only adult
in there. Thankfully, when I looked around, I notice many other adults
squirming uncomfortably in their seats the same way I was. The acting
was as good as it could have been so I'm not going to complain about
that. I felt like Harrison Ford did the best with what he was given. It
didn't bother me that he was old now, and that's not what brought this
movie down. What brought it down was the silly computer animation, and
the ridiculous situations. It really was just a kids movie in the end.
I didn't expect it to out due the old one's but I at least hoped that
it would fit into the franchise nicely, and maybe bring some nice
closur to Indi. Ultimately it really just sucked the life out of it
all. I'll give it points for being fun here and there, but that's all I
really can give it. All around I don't recommend this for a movie
night. I feel that if you are a fan of the old one's, it's only going
to annoy you, and make you wish you hadn't seen it. I think that most
will agree with me, some won't, but that's the way I felt about it..