Just got back from seeing Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and I LOVED IT. Now, I can see where some folks will take issue with the script or the sometimes erratic tone of the film, but for the most part, it’s a tried-an-true Indy film, with its strengths more than outweighing its weaknesses. Of course, the biggest gripe that fanboys are going to have is the idea that Indy is OLDER now. Let’s face it, we want our heroes to stay young forever (just look at how the keep re-casting James Bond). But the film makes use of the fact that Indy is, in fact, progressing in age as is the world around him. Harrison Ford rocked it like I hoped he would and I’m glad that Spielberg and Co. were able to pull this one off. It gives the whole Indy Saga that nice little epilogue that shows what happens to him after the Second World War and brings his character full circle from the time we first saw him in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Now, I do believe, is the time to say ‘Adieu Doctor Jones’ as I can’t see where they can go from here with the character and I’m just not going to accept an ‘Indy Jr.’ as George Lucas hinted at Cannes.
For now, enjoy the film for what it is, and as intimated in the final few minutes of the film, the future will come soon enough.