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Sunday, June 22, 2008


Indy Cred

Just to reassure Beigey that the world is not as evil as he thinks, I wanted to take a moment to state that my wife and I finally went to see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull today. (Goddamn, that's a long title to type.)

Anyway, I liked it a lot more than all those reviews led me to believe I would. It did not suck. It was not even remotely on a par with the last few chunks of film George Lucas crapped out. It was, in fact, very enjoyable and deserves extra special kudos for bringing back Karen Allen, the most awesomest Indy-girl of them all.

For the first time in a long time, I watched Harrison Ford in an action movie and didn't spend 80% of the film thinking, "Jesus, he's old and he looks so tired. Why don't they let him rest?" The film, actually, dealt with his age very well, I thought, and gave us exactly what an AARP-belonging Indy should be.

And, yeah, the whole space aliens thing was a little dumb. But do we really think magic God's footlocker that contains a bunch of pissed-off ghosts makes more sense as a plot device? I say thee nay.

Was it the best of the bunch? Probably not. But is was better than half of the other turds floating in the multiplex toilet this summer. (An analogy my wife will most likely groan aloud to read.)

So, all in all, I'm glad I went in with lowered expectations and I'm also glad I didn't let this one slip out of the theaters before I caught it.

It ain't that the world is evil, it's that haters are irksome. (Aside to Deni: You are a Hater With a Purpose, usually, so, you ain't smeared on by my blanket generalization.)
Damn it, Joe, I haven't seen it yet...
Your poor sister who will wait for it on HBO because she doesn't have the time or the money to haul her ass to a movie theatre.

Aliens? Really? sigh
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