A Review of Indiana Jones 4 by Drew (no spoilers)

May 22, 2008 at 1:32 pm Leave a comment

Way too much pressure for a sequel!  Over 75% of people surveyed by USA Today said Indiana Jones 4 was the one movie they wanted to see this summer.  If you build it up to that level then you will be let down by anything you’ve seen.

On that note, I went in the theatre with an open mind and I was extremely impressed.  Harrison is in phenomenal shape and even though a few stunts aren’t believable it is fun and he pokes fun at himself.  Shia Lebeouf (Transformers, Disturbia) is the scene stealer.  Whether you know who he is or you don’t like him, you’ll still like him in this movie.  The ending will leave plenty of open doors, most of which could involve Shia.

Whenever you watch a Steven Spielberg/George Lucas film, you have to watch for little reminders of their previous films and those are in Indiana Jones as well.  Also, they make an effort to frame the time period of the late fifties and they do a great job of illustrating the period.

There are some returning characters (Marianne played by Karen Allen) and some previous characters who do not return.  Cate Blanchett plays the villain and she is probably the best actress of this decade and she delivers.

There are two things about this movie that make it different than any other Indiana Jones movie and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

Again, I loved it and I’m going to see it again.  They truly understand what makes an action movie great and if you need an escape then this is your movie.

Rated:  PG-13.  If Temple of Doom made you squeemish then this movie will too.

Really a great film.  I laughed, I was thrilled, and I was surprised.  When you see the movie, let me know what you think at drew@murphysamandjodi.com.

PS. Trailers before the movie included Austrailia with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, Hancock (with Will Smith), Wall-E (Disney), Hellboy 2, Kung Fu Panda (Dreamworks cartoon) and Eagle Eye (another Shia Lebeouf).

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