Thursday, May 22, 2008
I love the movie!!!!!!!!!!!!
I dont care what the critic say, they might be looking for something else. In my opinion it delivered what i expected of it. It has the same excitement, action, effects, romance and comedy of the first 3 installments.
Ok, honestly, i didnt want to see it at first. I stayed late in the office for 2 consecutive nights and I really want to pass on the movie to spend some quality time with my little girl. But i had to go and accompany my mom. You bet im glad i did. When i left the cinema, i had a smile up to my ears. Its as if im 7 or 8 years old again, feeling the same awe as my first glimpse of the hero about 18 years ago.
I love the fact that this sequel ties all the other 3 before it. It gives a nostalgic flair that brings you back to your childhood. Some of the characters of the previous ones either emerge again here or is somehow linked in the plot. I would still like it better if Sean Connery is still in the cast. The storyline is a classic plot that the 3 Indy films portray. Looking for some ancient artifact that if somebody gets it gives either vast wealth or emmense knowledge that can give deeper realization of our past and what the future has instore for us. It has the same ancient setting with secret passages and clever keypoints that gains Indy entrance to ancient chambers where treasures or enemies await them. Where he tries to read hierogliphics and legends that he at some point studied to reach the Crystal Chamber.
" Same old same old" as Harrison Ford himself said. Yes the plot is almost the same. Yes, some of the characters is the same. Yes Harrison Ford is already old at 65, but he delivered his character very well. The movie didnt try to perseve him as a the young energetic hero as the first 3 movies. Infact they made his character to be quite obvious that he is already old, even introducing a new sidekick character to be later on revealed as his son. But for me, nobody can play Indy but Harrison Ford. Even the young actor sidekick cannot keep up with the energy and wit of the old man. For me Indiana Jones is a part of my childhood, a part of my history and eventhough they will come up with a few more installments to this, if its not by Harrison Ford its not Indiana Jones. Thay can even come up with new movies that has somehow the same plot like Tomb Raiders by Angelina Jolie or American Treasure by Nicolas Cage or the Mummy by Brendan Fraser(but i will also watch the sequel to this movie). Nothing came close to Indiana Jones, where i first got to see the pyramids, where i first got to meet Harrison Ford, and made me more curious of the ancient world and probably also the future.
And did i mention the movie is very funny too!!!