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Worst Films of the 2000's

by Tim Speaker
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… Read more

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…

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