Saturday, June 21, 2008

Aliens, yech.

The movie has been out for ages, but just in case you haven't seen the latest Indiana Jones installment, SPOILER ALERT (sort of).

I have such fond memories of Indiana Jones from my childhood (including the nightmares inspired by the heart removal scene in Temple of Doom). The latest movie: aliens, d'oh! That about sums it up.

From the first scene (um, the big hanger was labled 51?) the movie was rife with alien cliche after alien cliche. The damn things even looked like the glow-in-the-dark erasers you can order from Oriental Trading Co. Come on people.

Entertaining? Yeah--car chases, explosions, carnivorous ants, improbable scenes of amphibious cars dashing down waterfalls, etc. But even after all the entertainement, I'm left feeling a little empty and a little cheated.

Grump.

1 comment:

Catherine J Gardner said...

I've heard it's not that good. Now for confession time - I've never watched a single Indiana Jones movie.