Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls…not only does it not stand with the trilogy, but it’s a flat out bad film. Easily the worst film of Speilberg’s career. A vile, vile pile of garbage.
George Lucas has spent the past decade doing everything in his power to destroy his own legacy. I am pretty sure he wakes up in the morning, looks in the mirror and says “what can I do to destroy something beloved to millions of people today?” Make Darth Vader into a sissy, whiny little baby? Check. Film entire movies against a blue screen with God-awful CGI? Check? Write some of the worst dialogue of all time? “Anakin, you’re tearing me apart…NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!”. Check. “OK, since that’s all been done, how can I destroy my greatest creation, Indiana Jones?” That answer is too long and complicated, so I will be writing my Top Twenty Reasons Why Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls Sucks soon. Here is a good little primer.
But Speilberg. Speilberg should know better. This decade he made War of the Worlds and Munich, both of which are superb…then….this. The more I think about it, I blame him. Ugh…I’m off to cry about the total destruction of my childhood…Read less