Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.
After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.
Jonathan Ke Quan
Set three years after Dragon Inn, innkeeper Jade has disappeared and a new inn has risen from the ashes - one that's staffed by marauders masquerading as law-abiding citizens, who hope to unearth the fabled lost city buried in the desert.
During the Cold War, Soviet agents watch Professor Henry Jones when a young man brings him a coded message from an aged, demented colleague, Harold Oxley. Led by the brilliant Irina Spalko, the Soviets tail Jones and the young man, Mutt, to Peru. With Oxley's code, they find a legendary skull made of a single piece of quartz. If Jones can deliver the skull to its rightful place, all may be well; but if Irina takes it to its origin, she'll gain powers that could endanger the West. Aging professor and young buck join forces with a woman from Jones's past to face the dangers of the jungle, Russia, and the supernatural. Written by
Indy says that the Nazcas elongated their skulls to imitate their gods. Actually the Nazcas didn't do that. The Paracas, a culture that existed in the same location but before the Nazcas, did, but for aristocratic reasons. See more »
[Irinka Spalko holds sword up to Mutt's neck]
Whoa! Whoa, whoa.Wait, wait, wait. Stop, stop, stop.
[grabs comb out of pocket and combs hair]
Don't give these pigs a thing.
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Karen Allen is credited as Marion Ravenwood. Being a widow, her name is Marion Williams then when she marries Indy she becomes Marion Jones. See more »
Written by Gonzalo Curiel
Performed by Juan Arvizu
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label; RCA Victor Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.; and Sony BMG Music Entertainment Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
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I was bored. My wife was bored. We were both Indy fans, and were really eager to see this film. Unfortunately, this was the biggest letdown since "Mission to Mars", which had a stronger script and much better cinematography, and that was still a yawn.
This film is akin to suffering through watching someone over-the-shoulder play an early-'80s Japanese video-game, only in that scenario, you at least want to have a try at the game.
The dialogue was weak, the action was filmed mostly in front of a green-screen, which may be why the acting seemed flat. There was no passion or chemistry between the actors, little character development, and an entire history of Indiana's wife and child are explained in a single argument that lasts an intolerable 10 minutes.
Within seconds of the argument being over but unresolved, they are suddenly and inexplicably best friends again.
Indy's wife also seemed strangely happy and disconnected from the reality of life-threatening situations. Since this was the 1950's, it is impossible that she was on Lorazepam.
There is the cliché quicksand scene, and if you look real closely, it seems they wearing a burlap bag when they are extracted. Their clothes aren't even dirty or wrinkled. Amazing.
And then there is the classic Spielberg-ish "cutesy" groundhogs and monkeys that are fine for the kids, but are distracting and annoying.
Ultimately, I cannot feel that I can "believe" this film, which is a shame, because I really wanted to get into it.
Go see this film with the kids, because it is more of a cartoon for them. If you are a fan of the first three, you will be disappointed.
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