Thursday, May 29, 2008
Indiana Jones And The Numerous Leaps Of Logic And Random, Unexplained Natives Appearing Out Of Nowhere
Never thought you'd see the day when Indy was riding bitch, did ya?
I saw Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull last weekend, a film which my friend Jessica aptly described as "the equivalent of a big dumb puppy." As soon as those computer-generated prairie dogs appeared onscreen in the opening sequence, I turned to the person next to me and said, "I think that pretty much sets the tone for the entire production, don't you?" (Though I did enjoy the scenes that were shot at Yale.)
My friend Mark had a similar reaction. He says: “I turned to my friend and asked, ‘What is this, fucking Caddyshack?’ At least they didn't steal his fedora and escape down a hole. I hated. Hated. Indy. I wanted so badly to like it. But I just sat there for two hours, being alternately confused/appalled about how pandering it was to kids. Prairie dogs? Monkeys? Tarzan vine swings? Cheap aliens? George Lucas needs to be shot into space.”
Posted by Noelle Hancock