Who needs plot in an action movie?

 

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull -- better known to some as 'Indy 4' -- was a terrible movie. But watching it was the most fun I've had in a movie theater in a while.

Who wouldn't enjoy watching Harrison Ford pull off impossible stunts and living to recap his greatest one-liner from Star Wars? Who wouldn't enjoy watching Steven Spielberg and George Lucas "pay homage" to earlier films like Close Encounters of the Third Kind? Who wouldn't sing the praises of Shia LaBeouf swinging through the Amazonian trees with a pack of CGI monkeys? Who wouldn't want to watch Indy be taken in by the FBI and... have his patriotism questioned?

Certainly not I. I sat through the film thoroughly entranced, watching the action speed by and only occasionally scratching my head and thinking, But wait a minute, that last scene didn't make any sense!

(Seattle Post Intelligencer)


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