Oh I was SO looking forward to a 4th Indiana Jones movie. The anticipation was almost unbearable. I was so excited that Karen Allen would be returning as I liked her the best of all the women in the other three movies. Also Cate Blanchett is one of my favorite actresses and I was excited to see her in this new Indy movie. Anyway, I had heard it was horrible from a couple friends and it had bad ratings from the critics, but I still had high hopes that I would enjoy it anyway. When I finally got around to seeing the movie, I was sorely disappointed. I've always loved how Harrison Ford gave some realism to the character of Indiana Jones. Yeah, sure he gets in some crazy situations and manages to get out of them in even crazier ways and it is a little corny, BUT he doesn't make it seem particularly easy, he gets injured, he hurts and he's hilarious at the same time. The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull takes that silliness and turns it into camp. It's so silly that it's ridiculous. Eye-rolling silly, not funny silly. I expected silly cartoon sound effects at parts of the movie it just gets out of hand. Then... the aliens. I just don't know what to say about the aliens. I understand it's the 50s and the whole Roswell thing and the alien craze at the time, but it just did not work. Indiana Jones is silly, it's a little fantastic, it's a little supernatural, but it's not aliens. Oh and my poor Cate. I was so looking forward to her, but I just did not buy it. Maybe it was the whole atmosphere of the movie that made her performance seem ridiculous, but who knows. All I know is, there is an Indiana Jones trilogy. I'll just pretend they never made a fourth and be happy with that.
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