I just watched Kingdom of the Crystal Skull last night and while it reminded me of why I loved the Indy series, I don't think it quite measures up to the older movies in the series. The story starts off many years after we last saw Indy,in 1957, Indy is approached by a young greaser named Mutt Williams who needs Indy's help in retrieving a mythical crystal skull so he can hand it over to the Russians, who are holding captive his mother and friend, professor Oxly, who happens to be an old colleague of Indy's. I won't say much more much on the plot so I won't give anything away, what's good about this movie is that it still has a lot of the familiar plot devices that made the original Indy movies great; a smartass Indy, harrowing chases, nasty villains, and exotic locales, but these same devices can seem overused sometimes, when you've seen all of the other movies you know what's coming. Some of the situations Indy and the gang get them selves out of are pretty damn implausible, even compared to the other movies, for example, Indy surviving a nuclear blast by hiding in a refrigerator. But, despite it's faults, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is still a lot of fun, as a lifelong Indy fan, I may be biased, but I'm glad George Lucus and co. decided to give to give Indy one more adventure.
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