Friday, May 23, 2008

Not A Fan...But...

When I say I am not a fan of the Indiana Jones movies, what I mean is I have never seen the Indiana Jones movies. Not sure why I haven't seen them, but I haven't. I think I have seen bits and pieces of "Raiders of the Lost Ark," but other than that, I haven't seen any of the movies. That is, however, until last night.

Now, I am absolutely just not an "opening night" movie-goer. Sure I like going to movies, but I don't like the big crowds. I don't like a packed theater. I don't like having to figure out where I'm going to sit due to few available seats. But when a friend of mine invited me to go see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, I decided "why not?" I hadn't been to a movie theater for a few years (not a theater frequent-flier either). I was afraid it was going to be a crowded event, but fortunately, the showing we went to was not bad at all.

I have to say, even though Harrison Ford is starting to look pretty old, it was still a good fit. In fact when we were leaving the theater, my friend said that the movie was "true to form." I also have to say that Shia LaBoeuf is really surprising me these days with his acting skills. I am not sure why I am so surprised by how well he portrays each role I see him in, but I am.

I won't go much into the story line as to avoid giving any spoilers or ruining it for anyone who might actually read my blog (I'm not sure either of you would really care...), but know that the story-line was good, the action was packed, there were a lot of subtle jokes that made me chuckle and several scenes which evoked a good hearty laugh. I don't think I have ever seen a high speed car-chase sword/gun fight with vine-swinging people and monkeys making their way to gigantic ant hills (both this hills AND the ants were huge!) before this movie.

As a parting note - I was slightly concerned that the movie might turn out to be "crap" but not without good cause. I was flipping through the channels this past weekend, and the Sci-Fi channel was running and Indiana Jones marathon. I couldn't resist snapping the picture when I saw the following:
I guess the Dish Network is limited to 35 characters on their channel guide for show titles...but why not check something like that before making it public??? They could have abbreviated somewhere else, I'm sure! Anyway, I was not really inclined to tune in to watch anything about a "Temple of Doo" and it made me question whether or not I'd be joining my friend in going to watch the newly released Indy movie.

But it was a good movie. If you're the type who likes action movies or Indiana Jones movies or whatever, go see it.


Crystal said...

Temple of Dooooo!

The Rock Chick said...

The Temple of Doo? BWAHAHAHAHHAAAA! That's priceless!

I haven't seen the newest Indiana Jones yet, but I will. When it is released on DVD LOL. Like you, I am not a movie theater fan. I swore them off a few years back when I couldn't even concentrate on the movie because of the audience noise.

I've heard that while it is good, it's not as good as the original ones. I'm sure you'd love both of those! If you get a chance, you should check out "Temple of Doo"....both of the Indiana Jones' movies were must-sees!

Jessica (the other reader!) LOL