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The Indiana Jones franchise is one that is near and dear to me.
"Raiders" inspired me to become an archaeologist and I have enjoyed the
original trilogy immensely over the years.
So, it was with great sadness that I left at the end of "Crystal Skull" with anger in my voice and heart. Anger at the fact that script & plot was ridiculous and so poorly written. Anger at the fact the acting wasn't as good as previous films. Anger at the fact that the cinematography was poor and did not bring the realism of previous Indiana Jones films. Anger at the fact that this movie had been so anticipated by some many people and once again I was fooled by George Lucas into thinking he actually ISN'T totally out of touch with fans.
I think the first 5 minutes and the last 5 minutes were true Indy moments, as well as the scenes of the car chase at the university. Other than that, this movie is one that you watch on TNT at 2am when you are sick and can't sleep. Even then, I'd be tempted to change the channel. It was like watching a B-movie imitation of Indy. This movie was lower on the scale than any of the original Indy knockoffs, "The Mummy", "Tomb Raider", "The Librarian"...all of which I now have greater respect for because at least you knew how silly they would be.
The movie jumped the shark for me when Indy is blow 2 miles away in a lead lined fridge by a nuclear explosion, and is perfectly fine. Game over right there. It just gets more ridiculous from there and culminates in....wait for it....aliens taking off in the middle of amazon from a Mayan temple. Yes, it's that bad a story.
I know George Lucas clings to belief that his childhood memories of 1950's shorts and TV and film are what inspired him...well, it's easy to see that in this piece of crap. And that's probably why you can buy 50 Sci-Fi Movies from the 1950's in a pack for $20. Cause they are just THAT bad!
Everyone who was involved in the making of this movie should be mocked in public for it being so craptastic.
Seriously folks...save the $6-12 per ticket and use it to buy gas instead....DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS MOVIE!!!!!
I was at this concert and it was of the thrills of a lifetime. The DVD definitely captures the atmosphere of the entire evening. If you like the Beach Boys music, this is an absolute must-have! Great performances of Brian Wilson's music by Elton John, Billy Joel, Aimee Mann & Michael Penn, Ricky Martin, Boys Choir of Harlem, David Crosby, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, and so many more including Brian Wilson & his band and an all-star jam at the end. On top of that, intro's to video segments by Dennis Hopper, Cameron Crowe, & Sir George Martin! If you are a lover of classic rock, you need this in your collection!