Thursday, 22 May 2008

Waited nearly twenty years for this film!

Bob spent most of his 'day off' at work,  harrisonfordwith a funeral, so took a bit of relaxation time today. We used up two more of my freebie cinema tickets to go and see "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls". Last time I saw a film on the day of its UK release was 'Titanic' ten years ago.

Don't want to spoil the plot for anyone reading this, but here are a few observations;

Pleased to see 3 out of 7 top names on credits were Brits [John Hurt, Ray Winstone, Jim Broadbent] and there was passing reference to previous characters played by Brits [Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott]                        

Very clever comedic references to previous Indy films - fun to see them sending themselves up [appalling grammar there, but I am struggling with position of preposition]

Good special effects, although plot generally  rather thin.

Clergyman at the end bore a passing resemblance to Steve Chalke...bizarre, that!

Despite HF being well into his 60's now, Spielberg is clearly leaving open the possibility of a sequel [Indiana Jones and the Atomic Stairlift, IJ and the Golden Zimmer Frame, IJ and the Bus Pass of Hope...]

Conclusion, if you liked the first three films [and the first three Star Wars films] and you are a middleaged woman with a thing about motorbikes, and grey haired men with fedoras and leather jackets, you will probably enjoy this one too!

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