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
This film is as much of a let down as "The Phantom Menace" was. The story was dull and extremely unfocused. The pacing was confusing. I'm not sure if it's the actors' faults (Ford and Allen) or the director's, but they were both sleepwalking through the film and seemed apathetic about everything.
Just because this was directed by Steven Spielberg, doesn't mean it's a good film. This was a ridiculous film with a boring story. To spice things up, the filmmakers added campy impossible stunts (deadly waterfalls and vine swinging) to perhaps attempt to shock viewers into enjoying the film intermittently.
Unlike the other Indy films, many of the sets looked like "sets."
To sum it all up: the film was unfocused, dull, uninspired and lazy.
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