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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure | 22 May 2008 (USA)
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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.

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Storyline

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' past to face the dangers of the jungle, Russia, and the supernatural. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for adventure violence and scary images | See all certifications »

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22 May 2008 (USA)  »

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Fourth Installment of the Indiana Jones Adventures  »

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$185,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£12,227,799 (UK) (23 May 2008)

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$317,011,114 (USA) (10 October 2008)
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Trivia

Before 'The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' was chosen as the title, several other titles were considered and even registered with the MPAA in August 2007, including 'The City of Gods', 'The Destroyer of Worlds', 'The Fourth Corner of the Earth', 'The Lost City of Gold', and finally, 'The Quest for the Covenant'. Shia LaBeouf revealed the movie's official title during his appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards 2007 (2007). See more »

Goofs

In the sword fight scene between Mutt and Irina Spalko, when Mutt initiates the fight they are both on the hoods of separate cars; however, Mutt then appears on the back of his car after a cut. See more »

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Indiana Jones: Marion, take the wheel.
Mutt Williams: That's not fair. She drove the truck.
Indiana Jones: Don't be a child. Find something to fight with.
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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 »

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Shake, Rattle, and Roll
Written by Charles F. Calhoun (as Charles Calhoun)
Performed by Bill Haley and the Comets (as Bill Haley and His Comets)
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I must be in the minority.....I loved it!
1 September 2008 | by (Goshen, IN, USA) – See all my reviews

Have not read all the comments (there are certainly a lot!), but just the first bunch makes me feel like I saw a different movie from the rest of the viewers. I went with the expectation that Indy is now much older and things wouldn't be quite as quickly paced. I found that both Indy and Marion look great for their ages. The bits of gray hair and wrinkles make them seem more real and I was in great admiration for their acting skills which I enjoyed as I did with the other three. There were so many little moments of fun and enjoyment, as well as lots of action and that splendid music, that I liked it enough to see it more than once. I guess I was not expecting perfection, or doubting that the characters, after all these years, would be older and a little slower. Granted, the adventures of the other three were perhaps a bit more exciting.......but I loved the premise of Indy having a son he didn't know about, of him still being in love with Marion even after all these years, and having the answers for getting out of the tight spots which was learned through years of adventures, while his new-found son learned from him. I liked all the characters pretty much, except for the role Cate Blanchett played. She was interesting, but not very threatening. Since it was the 50's, it had to be Russian, not German, so that was appropriate. I, for one will be looking forward to getting a copy of it to watch again as I have the others. I was not disappointed.

Mary Goshen,IN


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