Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.
Who would have thought, after a hiatus of nearly twenty years since Raiders of the Lost Ark, the pulse jumping adventure would, or could, continue? Indiana Jones is back with all the adventure, humor and character driven action sequences to keep you at the edge of your seat. It is good to return to those times of well made action films that are capable of removing us from today’s world and place us smack dab in the center of an adventure beyond our wildest dreams. It’s especially comforting to be taken on this ride with a hero who has morphed into a more charismatic scholarly daredevil. Indy shows us his mature side, emotional and, yes, fatherly, allowing new sidekick Mutt Williams to take over on some of the action and rejuvenating passion for a lost love.
Although directed by Steven Spielberg, (redeeming himself from War of the Worlds) this film screamed George Lucas throughout. He certainly placed his hand into the mix with a well rounded story plus tossing in cinematography that was exceptional (think Star Wars).
In one scene Indy refuses over and over to take hold of a snake rather than being sucked down into quicksand, “Maybe I can touch bottom?” Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will not be taken this franchise to the bottom. This fourth episode of the series will stay well on the surface as a classic Indy thrill ride. A must see adventure entertainment.
Review by Henry P. Gravelle
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