Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is one of the most awaited movies of this year. I remember being thrilled and enthralled by the Indiana Jones flicks as a kid. We friends used to debate about the horrific Amrish Puri scene in Temple of Doom and more we discussed, the more weirder the potions ingredients would be. In backdrop of all this I am eagerly awaiting to see my first Indiana Jones movie in a theater.
My only concern is, will Steven Bhaiya be able to meet all our expectations that’s as tall as the Mt. Everest? The trailer of the movie looks so-so…the signature tune being the only thing that sent excitement through me.
The movie has been kept in wraps and there’s going to be a premiere at the Cannes and the US on 18th May and a global release on 22nd May. But some executives have got a dekko at the movie and reviews have started surfacing online.
Aint It Cool News says that there was a special screening recently and that “their feedback has been “uniformly rough”. It’s safe to assume more reviews will arrive in the coming days.”
Excerpt from the review:
Well, I haven’t seen a review of this yet and having seen the movie this morning, I feel I’m as qualified as anyone to post a quick reaction to it.
In short, this is the Indiana Movie that you were dreading. I remember seeing the two trailers and though I was excited to see the old man in action again, I was kind of worried that they seemed to be missing ‘something’. That something was tension. During the whole of the movie, there was not a single moment that I thought our hero Mr. Jones (actually Colonel Jones as he was a hero in WWII now) was in any sort of peril or even significant inconvenience. In most cases, you were so many steps ahead of the characters that it was really just an arduous wait for them to get through it.
Well that does seem to put a dampener to our expectation doesn’t it. Off course you never know what’s true and what’s not. Here’s a preview that seems to be maha-excited about the movie.
“The film has the strongest supporting cast of the sequels. They all raise the bar. Ray Winstone amuses and fascinates, but the strongest impression is left by Cate Blanchett’s Agent Spalko, a characterization that achieves instant cult status.
“Hopefully, the surprises in this film can continue to be guarded. Eventually, these spoilers will get out, but it would be shameful for reviewers and bloggers to reveal an ending that any longtime diehard fan of the films could only dream about. Expect a particularly resounding reaction in the theater.
“Kudos to screenwriter David Koepp for pulling all this together on the page. This will easily be the biggest hit of the year.”
All said and done I will be watching the movie any which ways and will surely write a review here. Till then keep watching the trailer.