Monday, September 01, 2008

Indy 4

I saw the 4th Indiana Jones the weekend it opened.

There are lots of ways to rate a movie.

Some are highlighted for their topics (Shindler's List), some for effects (Matrix), some for breadth (Titanic), some for gags (Three Amigos), some for creativity (Lord of the Rings), some for action (The Island), some for casting (Ocean's Eleven), some twists (Usual Suspects), some suspense (Sixth Sense), but some movies rest squarely on fun and nostalgia.

This includes James Bond, Star Trek, Star Wars, Terminator, Rocky, Spiderman, Batman, Bourne, and Indiana Jones. Movies we don't expect to be real – just fun.

In the last decade, George Lucas has capitalized on this. His Star Wars trilogy had a lot of crappy parts that people happily looked past just because they wanted to see them made. Similar, some of that will flow with his and Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Aliens? That's not what I would have chosen – but there's no denying the fun it was to watch.

I can't wait to watch it again from Netflix on Blu-Ray!

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