My Very First Blog On Indy Jones

Posted by : foongpc | Friday, June 13, 2008 | Published in


I know. I know. I'm a bit late to do this but I'm going to do it anyway.

Most everyone would have caught the latest Indiana Jones flick by now. I went to watch it only last Wednesday. Since I did not have much time to blog today, I decided to write a short review on this movie.

Well, how did I find it?

To be honest, I was not really happy with the show. It clearly did not match Indiana Jones and The Temple Of Doom, which was my favourite. Well, maybe it's because I was very young that time, or I was having too high expectation after all those heavy promotional advertisements on the latest flick.

Somehow, this time I did not feel the magic. Harrison Ford did not look like a hero to me anymore. Maybe he's too old to be Indy? Surviving the atomic bomb in a refrigerator seemed too far fetched to me especially when he came out of it with not even a slight bruise.

I also found it a bit ridiculous to see Shia LeBeouf (as Mutt) swinging from tree to tree like Tarzan. And not to mention Indy and gang surviving all those bullets and the drop down the waterfalls three times in a row.

But to top it all off, the director (Steven Spielberg) and producers (Frank Marshall & George Lucas) saw it fit to end the show with an alien theme and a huge flying saucer. How predictable can you get! In any case, I don't see how Indiana Jones and ET can appear in the same show! Steven Spielberg was much better off in Jurassic Park.

It looked as if the plot was not carefully thought out and many things were thrown into the movie just to create some kind of excitement.

The only saving grace was actress Cate Blanchett. I thought she was superb as Soviet villainess Irina Spalko. No doubt sometimes I did not know whether she was being serious or making jokes but her presence definitely made the movie watchable. In fact, without her, the whole movie won't be as entertaining.

However, don't get me wrong. The movie wasn't really that bad. It was just bad as an Indiana Jones sequel. It was, in fact actually quite entertaining from beginning to end. Only thing was, it didn't make me rave and praise like what I did after watching Lord Of The Rings.

I definitely won't go for a second round on this one.

(8) Comments

  1. Falcon said...

    I'm amazed that Harrison Ford can still act..If im that age i would be lying on a hospital

    June 13, 2008 at 5:52 PM
  2. foongpc said...

    Yes, lying on a hospital bed and busy blogging... ha ha! Thanks for dropping by!

    June 14, 2008 at 1:06 AM
  3. Anonymous

    Is it worth watching foong..How much you rate it for 5??

    June 14, 2008 at 4:43 AM
  4. Anonymous

    can i watch that movie? give me your opinion..

    June 14, 2008 at 11:15 AM
  5. Anonymous

    the movie is so so lo...
    more funny than interesting... lol...

    June 14, 2008 at 11:59 AM
  6. foongpc said...

    karthik, if Lord of The Rings is 5, I'll give Indiana Jones a 3.

    durai, imho, go watch the show! It's still pretty entertaining.

    June 14, 2008 at 3:59 PM
  7. acura said...

    I seriously don't get the ending? When the aliens came out i was like WTF?? What i like was Shia Leboeuf he's funny

    June 18, 2008 at 1:47 AM
  8. foongpc said...

    acura, yes I agree he's quite funny. Anyway, I enjoyed Kungfu Panda more! : )

    June 18, 2008 at 11:28 AM