Thursday, 8 February 2018

Review: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

The last of my revisits in the Indiana Jones film series. Often much criticised, I also felt disappointed on the initial release. Too many old faces don't make it into it and the casting of LaBeouf just didn't feel right.

But time has been kind to the fourth in the series.  It retains a sense of fun and taps into the key themes of the period to create the central mythology. LaBeouf is a good addition - especially once you appreciate he's not being prepped as a replacement for Ford.

It's not without it's faults though. The dialogue doesn't sparkle and the plot feels undeveloped.  The creation of a family for loner Indy also feels slightly contrived and gives the character unwanted baggage for future travels.

Verdict: Better than remembered.

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