Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull **** (For The Crawley Observer)

Spielberg, Lucas and Koepp... These is the team that has delivered a film that is well worth the anticipation. Planned to be one of this year's biggest successes in the film industry, Indiana Jones exceeds its expectations and brings a whole new dimension to the ever popular prequels.

It's the attention to detail that Spielberg gives to his films that makes them breathtaking to watch. The amount of effort that has gone into the location, special effects and camera work is truly immense. It's hard to take your eyes off the screen, and even though the film is just over two hours long, it feels like two minutes.

Lucas, who created the Star Wars trilogy, and Keopp who has produced screenplays for films such as Jurrassic Park, produce a storyline for Indiana Jones (although it is a bit bizarre towards the end) that's as original as the previous films but with a slightly modern twist, even though it's set in the 1950s.

The film is exciting, action packed and extremely realistic which adds to the depth; the originality of the music brought into this film adds to the drama. And yes, it still has the cheesy humour and fight scenes that any normal human being would never survive, but Jones does!

Harrison Ford acts as if he hasn't had a gap from these films, and with his new side kick 'Mutt' (Shia LeBeouf) playing what seems to be a young Indy makes a partnership which is compelling to watch develop. If you're a fan of the original films you will recognise some familiar faces. But if you never really got into the Indy series it doesn't matter! This film is so good it would be successful even if it didn't have a great history behind it. It's flawless.

Not one moment do you get bored or lose interest. Make sure you see it in the cinema because the atmosphere is amazing. Even if you're sceptical of a new version, give it a try. This will give you a flavour of what Indiana Jones is going to become, if this brilliant series continues.

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