Not Just A Quickie: Film Review and Discussion of Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Double-Teaming It

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After a 19-year layoff, Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is well on its way to breaking box office records (doesn’t it seem like each week there’s a movie doing that?). But does that mean you should see it? Look to David and I for the answer, as we present a first on this blog (and certainly not the last): a dual review, followed by a conversation where we (attempt to) settle our differences. Enjoy!

 

Spiffy Sayeth

 

Yesterday, I went and saw Indy 4 for the second time since it’s been in theatres. I was among the many to see it at midnight on Wednesday, and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s been a long time coming, but for the most part, it’s a delight seeing Indy and company return to the big screen.

 

GOODNESS

 

The movie begins in Nevada, with undercover communists breaking into a renowned government safe house to find an artifact necessary for world domination. So, the usual. It’s a delight to have Russians be the villains (although nothing can top Nazis) especially since this movie takes place in the 50s, during the heightened tensions of the Cold War and Red Scare. This beginning is a strong point, featuring Indiana’s great first appearance (which gave me shivers, and yes I’m a nerd) subsequently followed by the search for the artifact and with the obligatory opening fight and chase scene (which is filmed excellently). Immediately, you can tell that Indiana Jones and Harrison Ford has still got it.

 

Harrison Ford is a huge highlight in this one. He shows more character and life in this performance than he has in any movie since Air Force One. Indiana Jones, more than any of his roles perhaps (you could argue Han Solo), is the role Ford was born to play, and he was gonna be damned if he made himself or the character look bad with this installment, a full 19 years after the first one. He crunches through his dialogue with the Soviets and the FBI and maintains excellent chemistry with old and new characters added to the Indy mythology. Ford looks old, but it doesn’t show in all the feats he accomplishes in his film, aside from a few bumbling and humbling moments to show his age, but these do nothing to shake the aura of invincibility of Indiana Jones.

 

Spielberg and Lucas could have made the movie a lot different than the previous installments, but for the most part, they did a marvelous job of keeping in the first three films’ tradition (yes, there is a scene with a snake, and many a gross out bug scene). It has the look and feel of the older Indiana Jones movies (FYI, after re-watching the trilogy in preparation for this installment, the special FX of the originals still look great), which to me, is one of the most important things about this movie. They didn’t try and remake it to fit today’s audience. And they didn’t need to; Indiana Jones is an ageless wonder that appeals to every generation, as can be seen by the massive box office tally it has accrued in the 5 days since it’s hit theatres (although my Mom liked it a lot more than my friends did). The action features many great moments and the usual stuff Indy has done in the past that is even more delightful in today’s cinema. Also, the special effects look great as they often do with Spielberg directing and Lucas involved. Will talk about this more later.

 

The addition of Shia LeBeouf as Mutt Williams, a 50s greaser looking for the help of Dr. Jones to save his mentor and Jones’ old friend, Professor Oxley (played by John Hurt) works a lot more than I want to admit. I groaned at the addition of LeBeouf, not because I don’t like him (I actually really like the actor; he was fun in Transformers for the most part, and he was great in Disturbia), but because I thought it’d be cheesy and take away from Ford. None of those things happen. LeBeouf is funny and doesn’t step on Indy’s toes at all, and fits in the movie quite well, and actually added a lot to the film. Ford and LeBeouf had good chemistry that made it work.

 

The ending is great. I had misgivings about it the first time I watched it, it seemed out of place, but now it’s grown on me. And the very final moment is perfect. I won’t spoil it.

 

Maybe my favorite part of the movie comes with a SPOILER WARNING. It’s not anything huge if you pay attention to who is in the cast, but I wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise, so beware readers!

 

Karen Allen reprising her role as Marion Ravenwood, coming back from her role as Indy’s love interest in Raiders of the Lost Ark, is one of my favorite things about this movie. Spielberg could’ve ruined things and decided to find a love interest for Shia’s Mutt character, or put in a new and much younger Hollywood actress as Indy’s love interest, but instead he chose to bring back the best (BY A MILE) of Indiana’s love interests. I love Karen Allen. She certainly has aged since last we saw her, but she still has that incredible smile that lights up the screen, and most importantly, has excellent chemistry with Ford to this day. When Marion makes her first appearance, Indiana Jones’ face lights up and he convulses with laughter, one of the funniest and greatest moments of the film, even though they are in Red captivity. More than anything, her appearance makes this film worthwhile to see.

 

Last of all, all the nods to the original films are great. This was David Koepp’s strongest work in the screenplay, his ability of capturing the original Jones’ films notwithstanding Not really anything to do with Temple of Doom (although I would’ve enjoyed a Shorty reference), but definitely tidbits that follow up Raiders and Crusade.

 

MEH

 

Cate Blanchett as Irina Spalko, the Soviet villain looking for the Crystal Skull. She chews through her dialogue with verve and a wonderful Ukrainian accent, but the script and movie doesn’t really let her shine as much as she could. Blanchett is the most talented actor in the film, yet she has a forgettable character for the most part. She has her moments, and isn’t the worst Indy villain by any means.

 

The script and plot. Like I said, the plot and script has definite highlights, but there are many a hole that may befit a blockbuster, but something Spielberg (maybe not Lucas) should have been able to corral. Also, while I like the history and archaeological parts to the movie with the Crystal Skull (taking a well known myth and turning it on its head for the film like Indy tradition), I was completely into its mythology as I was with the Ark and the Holy Grail (and who even knows what was going on in Temple of Doom). And while it’s over the top, as much of Indiana Jones films, there are a few corny moments that are too much that I will go into later.

 

UGH

 

Spielberg’s fascination with animals. If you love prairie dogs or groundhogs or whatever, then you’ll love the fake looking CGI animals that accompany Indy throughout the movie. Yeah exactly. What the fuck?

 

There’s a RIDICULOUS segment with monkeys and Mutt Williams.

 

The line of unbelievability was crossed too many times. All the characters are older, yet they perhaps survive and withstand more than they have in all the other films, with hardly any serious injuries. Bits with waterfalls and cars and trees are just a little bit out of line. It’s hard to discount the movie too much for it, since it’s an action blockbuster.

 

SPOILER WARNING: Beware for details about older Indy characters

 

 

Henry Jones Sr. (Sean Connery) is dead and so is Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliot died of AIDS in 1992, RIP). The movie has a nod for each of them, including two to Brody. It would’ve been nice to see Connery, but it was probably unnecessary. Also, most importantly, there’s no sign of John Rhys Davies reprising his role as Indy friend Sallah. Come on, who wouldn’t have wanted to hear him say “Bad dates” again?! Greatest moment in Indiana Jones history.

 

FIN.

 

While I think the aforementioned reads closer to a rave review than I intended, Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a lot of fun. It’s not a great piece of cinema by any means, but fans of the originals won’t be disappointed, and the appearance of a reinvigorated Harrison Ford is worth the price of admission. This film may or may not highlight the end of Ford’s illustrious career (I’m sure he’ll continue to act, but nothing more on this scale), and it’s a worthy and fitting end if so, even though it’s sad to think about.  The action and special effects are great for the most part, and there are just many fun moments to be had.

 

 

 

 

David’s Musings

 

Just hours ago, I watched perhaps the most highly anticipated movie of the year,

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. As Spiffy already mentioned, he

and I will do our breakdowns of the film, then discuss at the end. This is the first

joint venture on the blog, and it looks like we picked a good subject, because we

actually have some notable disagreements, which hopefully will make for entertaining

discussion.

 

Essentially, I didn’t really care too much for the film. I’ll delve into why soon

enough, but I will say right off the bat that the unusually high amount of buildup

might not have done the movie any favors. It’s tough for any movie to live up to so

much hype, and when then original movies are such classics, it’s probably almost

impossible (See Star Wars, even Superman). Kingdom of the Crystal Skull had a lot of

fun moments, so maybe I’m being too hard on it (Spiffy will probably think so), but

Spielberg and crew set out to follow up a legend, and this wasn’t worthy.

 

GOODNESS

 

Despite my bitchy introduction, there really was a good deal of goodness to be found

here. Number one was Harrison Ford and the return of the character Indiana Jones.

The plot certainly didn’t live up to Indiana Jones, but Ford did. Ford has aged

gracefully; he does look old, but still not his age (64). Even as a senior citizen,

he still maintains the same boyish charm that embodied his two most famous

characters (Jones and Han Solo). He still wears the hat to perfection, he still uses

the bullwhip, and he still has the greatest grin in cinema. He did all of his own

stunts, and there were a decent amount of them. Definitely added to the action of

the film.

 

In fact, though Ford deserves to be set aside, the acting all through the movie was

great, aside from several unnecessarily corny moments, like Spiffy said. Karen Allen

was back as Marian, which was utterly fitting. She hasn’t aged quite as well, but oh

well. It was appropriate to see her and Jones back together. Their bickering was fun

to see, and though it led to more of the corniest lines of the film, it was one of

the few such lines that kind of worked for me. You’ll know which one I mean if you

see it.

 

Cate Blanchett is, as Spiffy mentioned, the most talented actor in the movie, and

I’d say it’s not remotely close (sorry Ford/Hurt). I think I liked her role more

than Spiff, and that may be the only thing I liked more. The character got to be too

much for herself during the climax, but up to that point, I thought she was a strong

enough villain. William Hurt did very well in what was overall a pretty good

character in Professor Oxley (I liked the Milton references, even though they were

fairly out of place).

 

In general, there were a lot of very cool moments that hearken back very well to the

originals. At times, it really did feel just like them. The opening scene at the

warehouse had the best of the references to the old films, when a crate is partially

opened during the fight. You know it’s coming as soon as you see what’s in the

building, but it’s still very cool.

 

MEH

 

Shia LeBeouf as Mutt Williams was ok, but not really anything special. He had some

great action scenes himself, and he had pretty good chemistry with Ford. The problem

was that he overacted at times, especially early on. To be fair, that may have been

largely the writing. The revelation with his character was so easy to see coming

that I don’t know why they even bothered to make a big reveal of it halfway through.

Ray Winstone, an actor I kind of like, had a fairly meh character, but that didn’t

really matter too much in the grand scheme of things.

 

UGH

 

As you can see, I did have a lot of positive to say about the movie, so hopefully it

won’t seem like I’m dumping on it unfairly over the next few paragraphs. The

goodness revolved around the interaction between actors, but for me, that was

overwhelmed by the remarkable badness that was the plot.

 

And now, I’m going to have to give a lot of SPOILERS (I may have implied a couple

already, but oh well), because there’s no way for me to vent this out without

discussing what happened.

 

First off, let me say that when it comes to the original three films, I really,

really love the first and third movies, The Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last

Crusade. Two of my favorite action movies ever. I liked the second movie, The Temple

of Doom, but did not love it. It was a fun movie, in spite of subtle racist

undertones, but I think what put it at a disadvantage compared to the other two is

the scale of the quest. The others had Indiana going after two of the greatest

relics in history, the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail. They were artifacts

that most people were familiar with, at least in passing, and were easily relatable

in a Judeo-Christian society. Whether it’s fair or not, while using indigenous

cultures’ myths and artifacts was still entertaining, it didn’t hold the same power.

 

That brings us to the Crystal Skull, something little or no one had ever heard of,

so the movie makers could create their own legend for it. And they tried to relate

it to the City of Gold, a legend nearly everyone had heard of, to give it more

credibility. If they’d done it right, that could have even worked. Sure, National

Treasure 2 involved a quest for a city of gold less than a year ago, but the

National Treasure movies are so god awful that I think everyone would have been fine

disregarding the timing.

 

But somewhere along the way, thing went horribly, horribly wrong. Somewhere along

the way, the movie became not about the City of Gold. Oh, and that crystal skull?

Well, it belongs to an alien. One of 13 aliens who taught the ancient Mayans all

they knew. Oh yeah, and the aliens were psychic. So much so that even the alien’s

skull retains enough psychic power to drive a man insane. And that, ladies and

gentlemen, is Indiana Jones 4: Indiana Jones and the Psychic Aliens.

 

What…the…FUCK?!

 

These movies always carry with them a certain suspension of disbelief. I get that

and accept it. But this just got ridiculous. Yes, the idea of an Ark that contains

God’s presence or a chalice that can grant eternal life is itself ridiculous in a

certain light. But again, that’s where the benefit of using more well-known myths

comes in handy: we were already somewhat indoctrinated into those beliefs.

Furthermore, those movies carried some deep moments: Indy telling Marian not to look

at the Ark, his asking his father what he found in the end of the grail trip, and

Sean Connery’s stoic answer: “Illumination.” It may seem unfair to compare this

movie to what I’ve already called two of the greatest action/adventure movies ever,

but the truth is, those comparisons are what you open yourself up to when you choose

to make a sequel.

 

And this is what they gave us in this sequel: psychic aliens from another dimension

who helped engineer a major part of human history, but whose limitless power can

apparently be undone by one conquistador. Really awful. Indiana Jones, to me, was

always based in history, and while they required the viewer to make certain jumps,

mostly involving God, they stayed grounded in historical knowledge. But here, they

rewrite history, conjure up the name Roswell (though never really linking a WHY

between that crash alien and its Mayan cousins), and even show a fucking spaceship

taking off. I’m sorry, but I found the spaceship and psychic aliens to be completely

incompatible with the character of Indiana Jones. It didn’t work for me at all.

 

As Spiffy mentioned, there were other problems, such as going over three waterfalls

in a row unscathed, and the boat not even getting tipped over in the slightest

through the first two. Shia’s character briefly morphed into Tarzan is another of

the movie’s worst scenes. It was unfortunate to not see Sallah, who played a bigger

role than Marian in the originals. And I would have liked to have had a Connery

cameo, though he didn’t need to be a big player. How did his character supposedly

die, anyway? Didn’t he get that whole eternal life thing from the Grail? Whatever.

 

VERDICT

 

Anyway, the verdict for me is that this movie just fell far short. The acting was

good, and the characters truly felt like their old selves, which was a joy to see.

But even then, those characters were placed in ridiculous situations that were

frequently very ill fitting. At times, it felt like the old days. But sadly, far

more often, it felt like a complete mockery.

 

 

 

Two Cracks of the Whip: Spiffy and AA talk and argue incessantly about ‘Indy 4’

 

It’s been years since the pair was back in the saddle, discussing comics for Comic Castle. But folks, I present Spiffy and AA chatting it up and bickering like old women once again, this time about Harrison Ford and Karen Allen in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Were they like Ford and Allen, who ably returned to the big screen more than twenty years after Raiders of the Lost Ark and still had that lovable romantic sizzle? Judge for yourself (spiffygy is me, spiffy and Stanza is David):

 

spiffygy: So….Shia LeBeouf. What expectations did you have for him going in?

spiffygy: Were they much like mine? I was dreading him, and maybe that’s why I was pleasantly surprised, and I didn’t find anything wrong with his character. He was my favorite addition, actually. Although Mac and Oxley aren’t the worlds best supporting cast by any means.

MrStanza: Well, I actually expected him to be terrible, so him working up to a “meh” was actually a decent job. That expectation isn’t really a reflection against him, because like you, I like the guy.

spiffygy: The only reason I was apprehensive was him potentially stealing Ford’s thunder so they could groom him to be the next Indy (which sounds like a possibility).

MrStanza: And yes, I was very worried about grooming him as the next Indy.

MrStanza: But it was clear that they were trying to introduce a younger character to interact with Indiana and take a few of the action scenes. The problem for me is that no one really stacks up well in that aspect to Harrison Ford.

spiffygy: Yes, but I think that was necessary, as he connects younger generations with Indy, which can’t be a bad thing. Of course his “Tarzan” scene as we both mentioned was terrible, but his swordfight was pretty damn good.

MrStanza: It was.

spiffygy: What I liked was that they didn’t force him to try to stack up to Ford in the movie. At least thats the vibe I got. He was very much playing second fiddle or partner for most of the movie.

MrStanza: I agree that they didn’t try to force him into too much for the most part, but his tough guy exterior, especially early on, felt very forced. And whether that falls on LeBeouf or the scripting is beyond me, but I didn’t much care for it.

spiffygy: Well that was the greaser thing and yes its cliché, but I think it worked. I kinda got a kick out of the jock/greaser fight

MrStanza: It was meh for me.

MrStanza: Also, kudos to Blanchett for the action sequences, I never thought her as one to do action scenes, but she again showed her versatility.

spiffygy: Agreed, I didn’t even think about that, she looked like a natural, and I never questioned it or wondered about it. It just worked.

spiffygy: As for the “revelation” about Mutt, you’re right, it was obvious, but I don’t think they were kidding themselves in trying to shy away from the truth or keeping it as some shrouded mystery. I thought it was perfectly done. Ford finding out about Marion being Mutt’s mother and the subsequent quicksand scene (and yes I know it isn’t quicksand) was one of the most memorable sequences of the movie.

MrStanza: You may be right about that. I was thinking of it in terms of Mutt and Jones’ early interaction, which I didn’t think was as good, but the chemistry between the actors after the revelation did help sell the whole thing.

spiffygy: The chemistry between all the characters was possibly the greatest thing about the movie. No one had skipped a beat in that aspect.

MrStanza: We certainly agree on that.

spiffygy: And I really hope Ford and Allen have fucked, because they’re wonderful together onscreen, and it sure seems like it (Memo to Ford: drop Flockhart for Allen posthaste).

MrStanza: Though I admit while watching Allen, I couldn’t help but recall that she was the first girl butt I ever saw, in Animal House, and realize that even though she doesn’t look nearly as good now…I still would like to see her ass.

spiffygy: I feel like if I was a kid and saw Raiders in theatres, that I would’ve fallen in love with her. She’s just cute, and a badass too. And agreed on the ass part.

MrStanza: And you were right, a great smile.

spiffygy: We both agreed that the plot had problems, but you really hated it.

MrStanza: Well, you didn’t mention much about the plot itself when listing your misgivings and yes, I did pretty much hate it

spiffygy: True, I left that to you. Plus, I didn’t want to reveal too much about the plot in my review to avoid spoilers.

MrStanza: I’m curious to hear if you would defend any of what I brought up, or if you were ok with the alien angle.

spiffygy: I agree that the City of Gold thing is repetitive, but it is certainly a well known myth that I think was tied pretty well to the rest of the story, even if there were plenty of stretches.

MrStanza: Well, I didn’t think it was tied that well. Because the focus of the plot was not the city of gold, it was the crystal skull and its power. The city seemed like too much of an after thought.

spiffygy: Honestly, I think they used the city of gold to intrigue the audience more than anything, and that it WAS an afterthought, just a high profile way of linking to aliens. Just like how Indiana didn’t get eternal life or have use of any of the other artifacts in the series, it was more about the journey and the moral lesson inherent. The aliens thing is kind of ridiculous, but I don’t agree about it not fitting with Indy. Some things have to change, and like the movie taking place in the 50s, I think it worked to do aliens then. That was when the saucer histeria was at its peak.

MrStanza: I’m not buying that. I don’t think you change the formula that drastically when trying to pull off a sequel like this.

Spiffygy: See, I think you have to do something different, and I don’t think the change of formula was too drastic. The Holy Grail and the Ark aren’t really very simple or completely believable either. Indiana Jones still finds an artifact, this time, there’s aliens involved, which explains how the City of Gold was so technically advanced.

MrStanza: Aliens building the pyramids is a decently big alteration from the ark or grail. They’re pretty simple, and whether it’s fair or not, people are a lot more willing to believe in god than aliens.

spiffygy: Yes, but come on, if your issue is that they changed history, I’m surprised you enjoyed the other movies so much.

MrStanza: It’s not about changing history; it’s about doing so in a believable way. And the others aren’t totally believable themselves, but like I said in my review, at least we’re indoctrinated into the idea of it.

spiffygy: It’s hard to indoctrinate an audience to aliens, but they introduced Area 51 and the Naska lines, clear allusions to aliens. So they prepared us for it. I think its very hard to pull off aliens in a believable way…and I think they did an okay job, and to me, the aliens weren’t a HUGE part of the movie. It was just a vessel for all the fun and mayhem to be had with the Indiana Jones characters, which as we both agreed on, hadn’t lost a step.

MrStanza: They may not have been a huge part of the chase, but they discredit a lot of what happened when the resolution was so ridiculous.

spiffygy: Some stuff doesn’t add up, I’m not denying that, but there was a typical Indy ending with “knowledge” being “gold” and all that.

spiffygy: The stuff that bothered me most with the plot was how the skull was only magnetic some of the time, or its intensity varied constantly and various little BS things like that, more so than the big picture

MrStanza: You’re right, there were a lot of weird inconsistencies like that.

MrStanza: I guess what it comes down to, for me, is that watching Indiana Jones look at a spaceship of extra dimensional beings take off didn’t feel right. It didn’t feel consistent with the character.

spiffygy (11:44:46 PM): I give into the spectacle of it, because it’s Indiana Jones, and I didn’t think it was that big of an escape from the original movies. I thought this 4th installment fit in really well with the other Jones’ films, and it’s one of my favorite things about it.

MrStanza: We still disagree by a lot then. But I’ll ask you this. If the aliens were fairly minor in the grand scheme of things, why even go there? Why was that necessary, when you could have made it much simpler? You could still have the City of Gold, and the idea of returning an artifact that grants power, and still have the artifact overwhelm the villain, all without being ludicrous.

spiffygy: Well, many reasons. 1, because its Lucas and Spielberg. 2, since the early drafts of the script had to do with aliens, they were kind of hogtied into keeping it revolved around that. And 3, for the spectacle and all that. I’m not defending it, and I’m not sure I can or have to, but if it was JUST the city of gold and a bunch of indigenous people defending it, the film would have felt much more repetitive than it was, because we had all gone there in the previous 3 movies several times.

spiffygy: And that’s why I think they tied the Indians into having the gods be aliens.

MrStanza: Well, I get what you’re saying, and who knows whether it would have been better or not, but I wish there had been another way, perhaps some third option. Because as it was, I just found Indiana Jones and psyhic aliens to be too incompatible

spiffygy: Oh there always is. I just didn’t think it made a mockery of a franchise, as you gently put it lol

MrStanza: Well, I’m not prepared to back off that statement. But to be certain, it had a lot of enjoyable parts. I just didn’t feel it lived up to the hype

spiffygy: I find it disappointing that the alien plot got in the way of letting you enjoy the movie. For me, while Indiana Jones has a lot to do with history and archaeology, I love it more for the characters and Ford (and their interactions and dialogue) and I also love it for being over the top and at some times cheesy. And this movie had all that in spades, for better or worse, and that’s why I really believe it was a worthy addition to the series.

MrStanza: Well, I think we like it for the same reasons, then. But though the movies were frequently over the top, they usually led to some fairly reasonable conclusion, even if it requires accepting supernatural forces. The Ark and Grail led to God, for instance. But here, it just all felt too disjointed. There was really no reason for the city of gold to lead to aliens, and it just seemed to get sidetracked.

spiffygy: I just think you’re taking Indy a little seriously. It’s meant to be fun, and there’s always a suspension of disbelief factor (but like I said some of my misgivings about it was that it went over that line a few too many times).

MrStanza: I don’t think that’s fair at all

spiffygy: I can understand why, its one of your favorites, and you don’t want them to bring it back for no reason (just to make bank).

MrStanza: It isn’t taking it too seriously to expect things to kinda make sense.

spiffygy: Well yes that’s a viable complaint and I agree on many aspects, but it didn’t seem like it making sense was your main reason for complaint.

MrStanza: And I’m very well aware of the suspension of disbelief factor, I said that multiple times. The only point that I’ve been trying to make through all this is that there are degrees of unbelievable, and while movies like this always push that line, I thought this one crossed it. You’re right that they tried to prepare the audience
for the aliens, and you’re right that indoctrination into and acceptance of that idea is hard to pull off, but that again raises the question of why even go there. All of this isn’t to say that the ride wasn’t often fun, but the plot made it all
just feel silly, which was never what Indiana Jones was about. Lucas and Spielberg went through multiple scripts and heavy revisions for this project. I don’t think it’s at all taking the movie too seriously to want them to have settled on something that at least felt compatible with the character. Psychic aliens didn’t.

spiffygy: I think were running around in circles at this point

MrStanza: Sure, ok.

 

Denouement

spiffygy: I can show you the final product before you sleep, if you can wait.

MrStanza: No, I think I’m heading out, I trust you.

spiffygy: Well I’m changing all your quotes to “I love Goki’s balls”.

MrStanza: I love Goki’s balls.

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6 Responses to “Not Just A Quickie: Film Review and Discussion of Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Double-Teaming It”

  1. Gokitalo Says:

    And there you have it: our first two-person review! Great job, guys. Unfortunately I’ve never seen an Indy film all the way through (I know, I know), but that won’t stop me from checking the new one out. Can you really go wrong with Harrison Ford and a bullwhip?

    (UNINTENTIONAL INNUENDO… or was it? You decide!)

    P.S. if you liked the two-person review, gentle readers, just wait until you see what else we’re doing this week!

  2. spiffyithaca Says:

    Sorry Goki, I have to interfere. You have to see all three Indy films before you see this fourth film. You’ll be thanking me if you do. Go rent them, go watch them on TV….buy them. Watch them my man.

  3. Gokitalo Says:

    All three?! But that takes time! And costs money! But it’s Indy, so I’ll do it at some point (I did see the Terminator movies in reverse, after all…). I’m ticked because the movie channels don’t seem to be showing the other Indy films, but maybe they’re showing them on the reg channels.

  4. davidry214 Says:

    Yeah, I saw the originals being rerun several times on basic cable leading up to the 4th movie’s release. Not so much now though; you missed your window of opportunity.

  5. Gokitalo Says:

    NOOOOOOOO

  6. Lia Says:

    I love Goki’s balls.

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