Tuesday 27 May 2008
Just got back from watching Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I was not impressed. It seemed to be like a bunch of recycled action scenes with a sci-fi oriented plot that did not fit the genre. I thought Indiana Jones was all about mysticism/religious themes. The nuclear bomb was rgatuitious and out of place. That said, there were some good ideas: the Cold War era with the paranoia in the US (reminiscent of our own time?), the Soviets as the badguys and the acknowledgement that Indiana Jones has aged. And what about the casting. Flawless, but they deserved a better script. But can Cate Blanchett play bad? She is always fabulous. I will watch something better of her, to see what she is really capable of. I know how good she is, but it's always a pleasure to watch.