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Title: Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
Post by: Lifeordeath1 on May 20, 2008, 10:57:35 PM
I had the privilege to have advanced tickets tonight (Tuesday) to see the new Indiana Jones!  Very interesting film, Spielberg's style really came out.  Although I have to say, there are certainly some cheesy dialogue parts.  The acting was good, but the writer could have done a little sprucing up.  I wish there would have been a little bit more whip action though.  The beginning was really good! 

When you anyone gets to see it post and tell me your thoughts!  :)
I hope I can get The Happening advanced tickets!   :)

Title: Re: Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
Post by: Unbroken on May 21, 2008, 07:30:10 AM
Coolness.
Title: Re: Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on May 21, 2008, 09:12:23 AM
I don't know, it's just never interested me that much, plust I've also only seen the third one, none of the others.  I'm planning on going with a couple friend to the opening showing on Friday 13th for The Happening.
Title: Re: Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
Post by: GothMan on May 22, 2008, 02:48:49 AM
I've heard from a friend of mine that it was weak...  :-\
Title: Re: Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on May 22, 2008, 08:51:54 AM
I just didn't look that good, it seems that it's riding on the success of the previous films, but then again I haven't seen it.
Title: Re: Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
Post by: marco on May 29, 2008, 03:22:38 PM
I saw it and I didn't like it.The script is very weak,in my opinion,and the movie can't take off.Very far from the trilogy,especially The Last Crusade :-\
Title: Re: Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
Post by: DILinator on May 29, 2008, 07:22:52 PM
For the most part I really enjoyed the movie.  However, I didn't care for the ending, and I suppose by rights the whole storyline that led up to it.  Still, that isn't enough to detract from it being close in stature to Raiders and Crusade, and definitely better than TOD.
Title: Re: Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
Post by: Erik on May 30, 2008, 02:17:07 PM
I went to see it yesterday with my father (He likes adventure movies, it's not my favorite genre). I enjoyed it. It was actualy the first time I saw an Indiana Jones movie. Best part for me was the nuclear explosion (Not the survival of Dr. Jones, that was just too much!). Also I liked the fact that they started working on a new start (Jones' son). If Harrison Ford ever stops as Indy, they can still make new movies with the new Indiana Jones!
Title: Re: Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
Post by: Lifeordeath1 on May 31, 2008, 01:48:52 PM
I saw it for a second time (yuck) and it was so boring.  The whole movie felt like they just threw it altogether and went with what came out.
Title: Re: Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
Post by: steinmansbrain on June 01, 2008, 10:25:55 AM
I thought it was gonna be one of the best (or at least most fun) films i've ever seen. But I was disappointed. As everyone has said the story was rubbish, can't believe Lucas pushed so hard for that crystal skull idea, and it just lacked (in parts) the fun of the old ones.

Saying that the parts that were good were really really really good. It's still miles ahead of other adventure films. The jungle chase sequence is one of the most exciting i've ever seen.
Title: Re: Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
Post by: Lifeordeath1 on June 01, 2008, 04:18:24 PM
I thought it was gonna be one of the best (or at least most fun) films i've ever seen. But I was disappointed. As everyone has said the story was rubbish, can't believe Lucas pushed so hard for that crystal skull idea, and it just lacked (in parts) the fun of the old ones.

Saying that the parts that were good were really really really good. It's still miles ahead of other adventure films. The jungle chase sequence is one of the most exciting i've ever seen.

Which parts were really really good in your opinion?  I thought when he was figuring where to hide was very good.  The soda shop was very good looking. 

The jungle scene?  Well, there were some good parts, but how lame was it that "Mud" swang through the jungle and actually caught up to the speeding cars?  I mean give me a break.  I know none of it is real, but seriously.  I knew the big boulder in the first one wasnt real, but it sure felt like it.  This was just hideous.
Title: Re: Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
Post by: okokokok on June 02, 2008, 06:51:41 PM
There is a very interesting mix of people on these boards I tell you.  So many different opinions and people who haven't seen the original Indy movies!

I like Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  I like it more than The Last Crusade, but The Temple of Doom is much better than both of the last 2 movies in my opinion.  And I won't even bring up Raiders of the Lost Ark because I don't think it belongs in the same family of films.  Raiders is in a whole other league in tone and quality as far as I am concerned.  I'm not as interested in what the series has become, which seems to be the the silly adventures of the archeologist and his family.

On a side not, M Night says Raiders is the best adventure film of all time.

 
Title: Re: Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
Post by: DILinator on June 04, 2008, 09:27:05 AM
I am surprised by the amount of negativity over the film.  Sure, there were elements I didn't care for, but as a lifelong Indy fan, I knew what to expect, and I got it.  For that reason, I enjoyed the movie, and thought it was better than TOD at the very least, and certainly on par with TLC.  It's not Raiders, but then what movie is?
Title: Re: Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
Post by: steinmansbrain on June 04, 2008, 04:54:34 PM
Which parts were really really good in your opinion?  I thought when he was figuring where to hide was very good.  The soda shop was very good looking. 

The jungle scene?  Well, there were some good parts, but how lame was it that "Mud" swang through the jungle and actually caught up to the speeding cars?  I mean give me a break.  I know none of it is real, but seriously.  I knew the big boulder in the first one wasnt real, but it sure felt like it.  This was just hideous.

I thought the warehouse bit at the start, the motorbike chase, and the jungle chase were all fantastic. It's sweet when Indy goes through the back of the car from the motorbike. And the sword fight between Mutt and Spalko and all the vehicle swapping there is ace. (maybe a little less impressive if you've seen POC Dead Man's Chest though, pretty friggin cool moving-through-jungle-sword-fight on that as well). Yeah the cafe part was fun.

But lol man you're defo right about Mutt swinging through the jungle, I was jst like "wtf..."

I could kinda accept that he caught up with the cars though, like if they drove really wide and he went straight through the middle then he cudda made it?....right...?

Yeah ok maybe not.

Lol there was aliens and crystal skulls and cars flying off cliffs and being cradled to saftey by trees...the dude swinging on a vine is what I find implausible haha

Tbh if the aliens had actually got up and started moving at the end though I probably would have left the cinema.
Title: Re: Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
Post by: Lifeordeath1 on June 04, 2008, 10:41:22 PM
Which parts were really really good in your opinion?  I thought when he was figuring where to hide was very good.  The soda shop was very good looking. 

The jungle scene?  Well, there were some good parts, but how lame was it that "Mud" swang through the jungle and actually caught up to the speeding cars?  I mean give me a break.  I know none of it is real, but seriously.  I knew the big boulder in the first one wasnt real, but it sure felt like it.  This was just hideous.

I thought the warehouse bit at the start, the motorbike chase, and the jungle chase were all fantastic. It's sweet when Indy goes through the back of the car from the motorbike. And the sword fight between Mutt and Spalko and all the vehicle swapping there is ace. (maybe a little less impressive if you've seen POC Dead Man's Chest though, pretty friggin cool moving-through-jungle-sword-fight on that as well). Yeah the cafe part was fun.

But lol man you're defo right about Mutt swinging through the jungle, I was jst like "wtf..."

I could kinda accept that he caught up with the cars though, like if they drove really wide and he went straight through the middle then he cudda made it?....right...?

Yeah ok maybe not.

Lol there was aliens and crystal skulls and cars flying off cliffs and being cradled to saftey by trees...the dude swinging on a vine is what I find implausible haha

Tbh if the aliens had actually got up and started moving at the end though I probably would have left the cinema.

Haha.  Yeah I hear ya.  Actually I was expecting them to get up.  Mortorbike chase was cool!  I can see your point about cutting through the jungle and catching up, but... no.  Blah!  haha!   ;D
Title: Re: Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
Post by: ALF on June 13, 2008, 05:51:54 AM
I didn't like the movie. I suppose I was expecting something better, maybe because I loved the 3 first Indy's films, and wanted to see one of them again. However it's just an espectacle without a good scrypt where Indiana seems whole the movie to be out of the story.
They put the character in some strange situations far from what the character was created for in his beginning.
I don't want to destroy the end for those who still haven't seen it, so I'll just say that the end was absolutly out of an Indiana Jones movie. I think that's the problem when they try to recover a character who hasn't been for 20 years in a movie.
Of coruse it's just my opinion.
My parents went to see the movie and my father loved it, so maybe it depends of what you expect from the movie, many times our expectations before seeing them make a big preasure to the final result.
Title: Re: Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
Post by: marco on July 19, 2008, 03:55:44 PM
maybe it depends of what you expect from the movie, many times our expectations before seeing them make a big preasure to the final result.

Totally right.If I hadn't seen the trilogy,surely I would have appreciated it.
It's a bit like the all Star Wars thing to me:I saw the last three (Phantom Menace,Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith) and I loved Revenge of the Sith;the I saw the first trilogy and I didn't like it as much as I loved RotS.If I had seen the first three when they originally came out,probably I wouldn't think this way.