Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford)

I recall liking most of the movie, but not the ending and various parts related to the ending. I don't mean the very ending; I mean the ending of the climax, where the audience learns the answer to the mystery.

I knew enough about Indiana Jones to understand various references about Indy. I think I've seen all of the first one, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) through, but my memory is fuzzy. I'm sure I've seen bits and parts of the other Indiana Jones movies as well, but don't recall watching any of the other ones in full. I plan to watch them all soon enough. Perhaps make it a marathon.

Possible Spoiler (highlight to read):
Karen Allen also played Marion in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett)


I almost got around to checking out the first three Indy movies from the library. I'll either have to borrow my friend's copies or wait until I have access to the library again. In any case, my dad came home from work and my sister and I finished watching Enchanted (2007) so I put on Kingdom of the Crystal Skull for him. I was only partially paying attention to the movie, trying instead on completing blog posts.

The movies take place in 1936, 1935, 1938, and 1957 and were made in 1981, 1984, 1989, and 2008, respectively. As such, Harrison Ford's physical appearance is reasonably accounted for by the character's timeline. I make these two statements in response to a comment made during the warehouse action scene about how Ford being too old for such action.

I think I enjoy the entire ending much better than I did watching it the first time in theaters.

Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf)

I don't know about most people, but I liked Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It might not have had the same adventure and mood as the first movie, but there's quite a bit of fun and interesting grand-scale action sequences. If anything, it's existence has nostalgic purposes. Something new, and yet something old and familiar.

Overall, I can see how the movie isn't always exciting and doesn't make a great movie, but it's decent . On the plus side, perhaps this movie being decent will allow the fifth movie to be awesome. I'm a glass half-full sort of guy.

Favorite Scenes:
Three times it drops
Mutt picks up the hat that rolls in

Indy realizes the situation he's in.


I was transferring movie posts to my movie blog and came across this title. It also happened to be the last Indiana Jones movie which I have yet to rewatch. As such, I decided to rewatch it.

On 20191005, Netflix determined the movie for me as a 96% match. I decided to give the movie a thumbs up.

Instant Comments:
3: I like how the lamps sway and the metal objects roll along the ground.
3: Ha. The swing back.
3: The ark at 15 or so minutes.

The moment the Indiana Jones series "nuked the fridge."

2: Sean Connery's picture at 27 minutes. 3: As well as Marcus.
2: Oh, my sister asked about why there were so many people with biker jackets on, I wasn't paying attention at the time, but on watching the scene with attention on 20110618, I realized there were basically two factions sitting in the cafe. There's also a bunch of bikes parked outside.
3: "El Dorado"
3: His hat!
3: I know it's an expression but having seen the movie before: "Get on gramps."
3: The status is of Marcus.
2: I like the little scene where the motorcycle crashes in the library and the student asks Dr. Jones a question 3: "If you want to be a good archaeologist, you gotta get out of the library!"
3: "You're a... teacher?" "Part time."

Indy is forced to look at the skull.

3: Huh. I wonder if reaching in and pulling the string is possibly a reference to the movie where the girl has to reach inside in order to save Indy and Inches.
3: Nice effect. The air aging the mummy.
3: In the background is a soldier dancing. He's doing this jump spin which I recently saw in one of the Just Dance tracks, "Bang Bang Bang (Alternate)."
3: Hahahaha. School.
3: Smile. The snake.
3: Why not slow down in order to avoid being pushed from the side.
3: Jones says "Siafu." (Dorylus (
3: Snaps. Building a tower and then squashed in the knees.
3: His hat! [LOL]

Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen)

3: Lol caught on the tree. No way she planned that.
3: Smile. "Three times it drops."
3: Before I was wondering if they/it was still alive. At 1 hr 40 min, as they're entering through the door, I wonder enough to write this note down.
3: Hmm. It/they could be the equivalent of a computer.
3: I don't understand why Indy had to throw the whip to Max.
2: 1 hr 53 min, "Junior." [...] "Somewhere your grandpa is laughing."
3: HAHA. Indy takes the hat.
2=20110617, 20110618, 3=20191005

Released 20080522.
Watched 20080523 Theater. Metro Pt 12 [INDIANA] 6:45PM $7.00
Watched scenes 2-3,5-12 on 20110617, 1-6,12-16 on 20110618 (DVD)
Watched 20191005 (Netflix, Instant)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Steven Spielberg. 122 min.

Relevant Links:
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (*
*I just read (20110618) the first few lines to the corresponding Wikipedia page and I feel they might reveal too much.

Hahahaha. This HISHE (How It Should Have Ended) doesn't quite suggest how the movie should have ended, rather pokes fun at the fact that it was made. I like how Shia LeBeouf is holding a script to Blade Runner 2.


No comments :