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Rapid Reviews – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

May 16, 2009

I’ll wager you’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger Indiana Jones fan than me. I think Raiders of the Lost Ark is about as perfect a piece of adventure film-making as you are going to find. It has a director and a star at the top of their game, a breathless pace that you rarely find in even the best of the action genre (there is not one wasted moment in this movie), and some of the best action set-pieces ever put to film. And Crystal Skull is the opposite of all that. A director and star who couldn’t seem to care less. Bloated would be the kindest word to describe the pace. The set-pieces range from ridiculous to fake to boring. This movie isn’t even fun to watch as a bad movie. It’s just depressing. Thankfully, I can just pretend it doesn’t exist and not let it sully the trilogy.

p.s. I think the jury is in on George Lucas and film-making. He is an amazing technical mind who should stay as far away from the creative process as possible.

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