Review: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Nineteen years of creative thinking and collaborating, and the best George Lucas could do was The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? If Lucas could’ve taken one lesson from the Star Wars prequel blunders, it should’ve to leave a trilogy alone.

The year is now 1957, more than 10 years after the events of The Last Crusade, and in the height of the tension between Russia and the United States. Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is captured by Russian Colonel-Doctor Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett), and forced to locate the remains of an extraterrestrial creature in Area 51 in New Mexico. Jones escapes and is subject to an FBI investigation, which leads to his dismissal at Marshall College.

He is told by Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf), that his old friend Harold Oxley (John Hurt) has disappeared after searching for a crystal skull in the grave of Francisco de Orellana, a Conquistador who went missing in the 1500s while seeking the Temple of Akator. Indiana Jones heads down there to investigate, where he is again captured by the Russians, who have also captured Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), Mutt’s mother. It is here we learn that Mutt’s real name is Henry Jones III, and Indiana is his father. The point of this exercise was to return a crystal skull to the Temple of Akator, and the first to do that would be granted unlimited power, which would certainly come in handy for the Russians.

The plot description was difficult to get through, mostly because it’s a far-fetched plot with a prize that isn’t all that interesting.

In the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones pursued the Holy Grail, perhaps one of the greatest relics in human history. It doesn’t matter i

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