Friday, May 23, 2008

Indiana Jones

Meh. Presentable action flick. A lot like either of the two National Treasure films, with less puzzle solving and more unbelievable action sequences with physics and gravity calculated by Wile E. Coyote. Oh, and a healthy dose of CGI bugs and disintegrating people a la The Mummy. Come to think of it, kind of a great big pastiche, all in all. Oh, and bringing Indy up to the 1950s and having him survive an atomic blast while being investigated as a possible red, after a long, successful career as a frickin' government agent?! About like bringing Sherlock Holmes up to investigate the Oklahoma City bombing. Doesn't feel right. Especially since the best known Cold War agent nails every woman he sees, and Indy's sexual scruples would make any Victorian proud at their chastity and discretion.

So, remember - Iron Man remains far and away the one to beat this summer. Previews? The Dark Knight one is showing a lot more of Dent and Batman and it's looking more and more intriguing. Also, I'm not sure Hancock will be anything but vulgar and stupid, but the preview made it look kinda funny and appropriately tongue in cheek.

2 Comments:

Blogger Karswell said...

Crystal Skull is such a tedious bummer. I was actually in shock when the end credits rolled, and not in a good way. Not at all.

11:54 AM  
Blogger KPaffenroth said...

"Tedious" is a good word for it. It was like, "Okay, okay, the ants, yeah, get done with them, so you can fall off the cliff, down the river, set off some traps, and get to the END of all this."

6:16 PM  

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