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

           The formula by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg remains the same, so if you enjoyed their first three thrillers — Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Temple of Doom (1984), and The Last Crusade (1989), you'll like Crystal Skull. Otherwise, this film is lots more of the same. By day, Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr. is a bespectacled professor of archaeology who lectures about extinct languages and exotic cultures. But his real calling is as an adventure hero who dons his famous fedora and wields a wicked whip. He still hates snakes, decodes treasure maps and mystical runes, outsmarts a Soviet agent named Irina Spalko played by Cate Blanchett, survives multiple disasters, endures British betrayal, and captures the sacred skull with its mystical powers, which, of course, makes the gods very angry. He reunites with his lover Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) and takes her surprise announcement about her son Mutt Williams (played by Shia LaBeouf ) in stride. There are plenty of corny jokes for comic relief, lots of monkeys swinging from trees, and tens of thousands of vicious ants. You can only wish to look like Harrison Ford who is now sixty-five years old.

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