Patsy and I saw Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull last night. I'm a big fan of Indiana Jones and the wife basically indulged me by going with me on a week night. For once, I think I totally agree with Roger Ebert on some things. One thing he says about this franchise and his love of pulp fiction expresses my feelings on the matter precisely. He says, "What I want is goofy action--lots of it.". Bingo. I'm not going to engage in spoilers here. I didn't read any review in its entirety before I saw it for myself. Some critics are obsessed with "freshness" and I was a little worried about what I might read from them beforehand. This was a movie where I was hoping to get exactly what I expected: "Goofy action". My worries were unfounded. The four or five reviews I've read this morning were mostly fair with it. Some liked it more than others. The "freshness" freaks, like Manohla Dargis of the New York Times, didn't like it as much but that was no surprise. Patsy and I liked it a lot but see it for yourself.
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Quote of the Day
I can say that if you liked the other Indiana Jones movies, you will like this one, and that if you did not, there is no talking to you.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
Blog of the day here.
Quote from said blog: "If I paint a negative picture, itís because you always enjoy a film more if you go in with fewer expectations - let your hopes be dashed to desperation, purchase your movie ticket and come out with a smile better than you could ever have expected."