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22 May 2008 @ 11:05 pm
Saw Indy 4 this afternoon...  

So, I was pleased with it. I went in fully not expecting it to be as good as the first ones, and, indeed it was not, but it was fun and funny and that's all I really required of it. Harrison Ford seemed to be phoning it in at the beginning, but he settled into it later on. Something about the whole performance just seemed... off somehow. It just didn't have that spark in the eye, 'this is ridiculous and I know it' quality to it. There wasn't anything wrong with it, really, but it didn't quite have the rogueishness that Indy is supposed to have. I guess because it didn't play the sex symbol card, which is good as he's a bit old for it now, but it made the character a little duller.

The rest of the cast was good. Cate Blanchett did a good job as the villain. Shia Leboeuf was capable as a young Indyish character, though Ama didn't really care for him. It was nice to see Karen Allen back (she always was the best Indy girl) and all the supporting people did fine as well.

My only major complaint was there wasn't enough of what my brother called 'map-hopping'. It was 'go here, Indy immediately knows what this means and what he needs to do' and then 'go there and repeat'. I suppose he's older and wiser now, but I missed the fumbling around that made Indy wonderful. Also, not enough people called him Indy.

Lemme sum up: neither better nor worse than I expected.
Current Mood: impressedentertained
curse_of_avalon: House MD: alone againcurse_of_avalon on May 23rd, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
I've seen it yesterday night too. As you summed up. It wasn't throwing me out off my shoes but it was a good times spent in the cinema. Lord knows I often wonder in the middle of a movie why I spend money on it. But this was a good two hours.

I've not even started comparing the old movies to this like my friend Kristin who was with me. I really think that by doing that we take the rest of the fun out of it.

The hilarious thing was that whenever the Indy theme played a dozen people hummed along (me and Kristin too of course).