Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

  The savior of the world as the savior of the film: Indiana Jones, it is to judge and deliver once again a real blockbuster. And not just in the big cinemas, but also on the screens of numerous cinemas, where the hero takes up an ancient evil is also on his double mission. In times of declining revenues and declining visitor numbers can be reactivated once again just like heroes of those days. This is not exactly innovative, but the fans will be pleased. However, lately, Hollywood has tried on many occasions, give new life to old warriors such as Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo and Bruce Willis in Die Hard 4.0, and this was not always successful. In the case of Indiana Jones and the resurrection is not successful.

Together have 1.2 billion U.S. dollars the first three Indiana Jones movies recorded – a multiple of the production costs, for example for the debut, the Raiders of the Lost Treasury, were only at 20 million. Since it was natural to let the old warhorse still take time to fedora, even if the new strips will have cost 125 million U.S. dollars. For the mainstream cinema now seems almost exclusively to play it safe to: continuations, wherever you look. Obviously, it does not matter that the final result as in the case of Indiana Jones already lagging 19 years.

But enough of the scolding. Director Steven Spielberg, producer George Lucas and actor Harrison Ford was smart enough to include the concerns about the long break from the start with. Your first smart move: They move the action take place in the 1930s by a good 20 years back. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull / Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull plays in 1957, the hero is thus “naturally” come a little in the years. The second smart move: The film itself will be made jokes about the “Grandpa”. Third smart move: “Indy” in the course of history recognizes that he has a son. This gives the adventurer a completely new touch: For Archeology Professor Jones, who swaps the bleakness of his profession all too happy to the wilderness of his childhood dreams, it is high time to grow up.

Otherwise, the new adventure includes everything that you expect Indy fans. First, the action-packed hunt for a mysterious, holy object with the highest importance for the survival of humanity. Second, the overwhelming opponents, here in the form of the Russians. And third, main character who falls in spite of his knowledge and punch again and again in the most impossible situations. For the Indy as an identification figure can seem so appealing: that he is not a mere fighting machine, but makes mistakes and need the help of other remains.

At his side this time, Indy has the young Mutt (Shia LaBoeuf) a motorcycle freak with Elvis hairdo, like all the 50’s-hero emerges in the combing hardly. With him, he flew to Peru to search for the graves terrifying crystal skull. Which was once stolen from a mythical city of gold. Indy and his friends want him back. The team first heard back Indy’s former flame, Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, which turned him already in the Raiders of the Lost Ark was the head. But a second woman is at least as important: Cate Blanchett with black Prince Valiant hairdo, the leader of the Russians and an opponent, who never gives up. She wants the crystal skull in order to get power over the minds of the people and to break the domination to be able to. Strange is just that weakness in the iron campaigner for esoteric thought has. If at the end of the quest for absolute knowledge, but turn into its opposite?

Professor Jones is more modest. He seems to know that reducing the great questions of humanity at the end of the small private fortune: beget a son to marry a woman and it can be good with the love or less love gods. Whether Indy but finally withdrew into retirement, leaves nothing to the film. In one scene, his son takes after the famous fedora of the hero – as if he was going to come next. But in the end the father has his hat on – with a smile that is as opaque as inimitable.

(Peter Gutting)

Title: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Original Title: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Country of production: USA Production year: ( #) 2008 Length: 122 (Min) of material: , Universal Pictures International

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