Movie Review: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

OK..my dear readers…let me first tell u that there definately will be another Indiana Jones and you will know in a minute why ūüôā

This is one of the most¬†highly anticipated movies of this year and I consider myself privileged to have watched it on the day it released…(since I am not¬†in¬†Cannes this year :D)

I shouldn’t have watched Entertainment Tonight (ET)¬†on BBC before going for this movie. If it weren’t for ET and the guys sitting behind us burping, chatting¬†and laughing away to glory…I might have enjoyed the movie. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is not as spectacular as the previous ‘Indi’ movies. Harrison Ford is in good shape…but does look older…with¬† the slight stoop and the wrinkles. Can’t really blame him can we? He is 66 for Pete’s sake.

I did not understand the story very well but I will try and give an abridged version.¬†So the¬†story starts off with the KGB (The Russian Secret Service) trying to steal a Crystal Skull belonging to the¬†Peruvian Gods……which will give the person who find it and places it at their temple, ultimate power over things and beings and Mr. Jones is out to stop this from happening. While doing what he does best…he is betrayed but also¬†finds love and family (a son aka Shia LeBeouf of The Transformers…who I am sure is the next Indiana Jones) and the rest is usual.

The movie could have been definately more exciting. This movie is more like a bridge between the old Indiana Jones’s movies and the¬†upcoming ones…where I am sure Shia will be Henry Jones Jr aka Indiana Jones Jr.

I love mysteries, adventures….but when we compare this movie with National Treasure 1 and 2, NT scores big time! The movie is a drag sometimes…with Shia and harrison ford ocassionally providing us with some humour. There could have been more action, more fun and less reptlies ūüėõ I won’t say more sense…’cuz I did not find any sense in ‘Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom’. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is my favourite.

My Rating: 3/5

PS: I don’t know why SS (Spielberg) cannot move on from the whole theroy¬†of aliens being a part of our world. The ending¬†spoilt¬†the whole movie¬†for me. Leave the aliens to The X-Files…their movie is coming up soon ūüėõ

Okhay…Dirty Sexy Money is on…so I am gone ūüėÄ

Movie Review: Elizabeth-The Golden Age

Poster of Elizabeth-The Golden Age. Poster downloaded from Wikipedia.org

 Starring: Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush

Directed by: Shekhar Kapur

Ahh…well…what should I say? Did I like it…Did I not like it….umm….probably I did…naah…I think I didn’t…Oh well, I think I have watched better historic/epic movies than this one, e.g., King Arthur, Troy just to name a few. Elizabeth-The Golden Age movie is about a middle aged virgin queen who is constantly pressurized to get married by her confidants in order to have a heir to the throne. Though she is a strong willed woman and a queen, this movie shows in detail the other issues she had to deal with during her period. She not only has to deal adversities in her failed love life but also has to prepare her country and her armies to go to war against the invading Catholic Spanish who have called for a holy war on England. I personally thought that some of the scenes ended abruptly while some were stretched until I thought the pressure would give in. Music given by A.R. Rahman and Craig Amstrong is pretty decent. The costumes and makeup is sometimes so overwhelming that they take the leading role and the actors are take a back seat. Cate Blanchett has done justice to the role. She potrays very well, the role of a insecure woman who is forced to take decisions she is not completely sure of and how they bother her till the end.

However, if you are a history buff like I am…you can give it a go.

Overall, I’d give it 2.5/5