Movie of the Week: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Forced.

That’s how this movie felt.

Not like a natural progression in the adventures of Indiana Jones but like a forced effort to make more money or out of boredom or out of George Lucas’ desire to wipe his ass with my favorite movies from my childhood that he had a hand in.

Now I’ve seen some things throughout the trilogy that have caused me to be like “Oh, come on” (grabbing hearts out of people’s chest and the train car chase spring to mind immediately) but there were things in this movie that were just stupid.

Maybe it’s because I saw the first Indiana Jones movies when i was a kid and now as an adult, I have standards now but I don’t think that’s it.

The movie was enjoyable when Marion first showed up and the chase that followed in the jungle but then that was ruined by one of the worst things I have ever seen (I won’t spoil it but it involves Shia Labeouf and CGI monkeys). After that, the movie was irredeemable.

I don’t even want to talk about it anymore.

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