Leaving my office last Friday night, I was excited to see a billboard for Indian Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull right outside the building. Driving up Highland Blvd. on the way home, another large, building-sized add for the film brightened my drab commute. There are only a few films that get me excited and this is one of them. What's not to love about Indian Jones? Despite his age, Harrison Ford is still hot and the films are great matinée movies with an old Hollywood feel. The music alone gives me chills and perfectly captures the spirit of the character. I saw all three of the other films in the theatre and I will be there opening weekend for this one.
I only hope it isn't as disappointing as Star Wars the Phantom Menace.
I went to a 3 am showing of Star War Episode I and after the initial rush of hearing the familiar Star Wars music, I was sorely disappointed when it became apparent that Jar Jar Binks was here to stay. To this day, I still wish I'd stayed in bed. It was almost as bad as the Star Wars Holiday Special but at least the holiday special was so bad it was funny. A few years ago when the second film came out, a friend of mine invited me to a midnight showing. He had special tickets, I didn't have to work the next day and the theatre was only two miles from my house. Despite all those the conveniences, I still passed.
Hopefully, the movie making powers that be won't let this installment of Indian Jones suck.
I don't know if I can take the utter failure of two cinematic icons in one lifetime.