Mom asked me how I liked Indiana Jones
Leading up to the film:
Months ago I saw the 30 second teaser trailer. Pretty much all it showed was the opening scene where a hat lands next to two feet, and the shadow of Indiana Jones picks up the hat, and that was enough to get me quite excited.
For the past month, every time anyone said “Indiana Jones,” the theme music would pop into my head. Sometimes I would inflict it on others; other times I showed better restraint and kept it to myself.
So…it was either going to want it to be absolutely fantastic (and therefore be disappointed), or I could just go into it with no expectations. I picked the latter.
I always forget how hokey those films are. But it’s Indiana Jones, and I love Indiana Jones. I don’t think I LOVED it, but I really enjoyed it–I would say it didn’t let me down in any major way. For a film made (25?–I made that number up) years later, the continuity is pretty good, even if it does seem more contrived and less “raw” than the original (this was a problem with the Star Wars prequels as well). Though they had some exposition, I appreciated that they kept it to a minimum. I LOVED the nuclear blast/carefully-labeled lead fridge. Totally made me laugh. In fact, I kept laughing in the film when nobody else did. Was I the only one who knew the films well enough to connect recurring themes? (“you’re a teacher?” “Part time.”) The OTT sound effects cracked me up, the boy-swinging-on-vines was too much (though the army ants were pretty cool), and…ALIENS?! What the!? While I saw the “he’s your son” from a mile away (and properly predicted the second half of the “they all had the same problem…none of them were you” word for word), I definitely didn’t see a giant spaceship coming back to take the crystal-skull creature(s) back to another dimension. Still, it was total swashbucker high production fun… So, yeah. I liked it.
Oh–and I was totally waiting for the snake part, which was pretty amusing
What do y’all think, did they set it up for a “sequel” for the son?
Anyone seen Iron Man? Prince Caspian? Come to think of it, I’ve barely seen any films in the past 8 months! I take it back, I’ve been watching a lot of costume period dramas with my “bookie” compadres. Mmm. Costume period drama…
PS, I “finished” the paper, which is why I’m allowed to write this now. I think I’m going to go for a walk before dinner. You should feel how stiff my shoulders are, mama mia!