Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Review)
Starring: Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett, Ray Winstone, Karen Allen, John Hurt, and Jim Broadbent
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
I really wanted to like this movie and I tried to convince myself it was good even after leaving the theater, but the truth wins in the end. This movie was a big let-down. The action was great, the story was classic Indiana Jones, however it was missing that one special element that made us fall in love with Indiana Jones… the humor formula. The abundance of humor and comic relief found in the older installments helped us connect with the characters the way we did. The most amazing part about this to me is that Harrison Ford had been waiting for the perfect script before he would get on board again. So, I have to say he’s as much to blame as Lucas, and Spielberg.
*Note to George Lucas: You should know better! You ruined Star Wars in the same manner as you’re now ruining Indiana Jones. If you make another sequel, to anything, remember the formula that made the originals so amazing — great script, great characters and great comic relief.