Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

I know you’re judging me.

But I can explain why this is in my blu-ray collection.  It’s part of the Indiana Jones set which was cheaper to buy than just the trilogy and I don’t think I’ve even played the disc.  It was on television when we were travelling and I put it on in the background and I didn’t enjoy it!!

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is not a good film, it’s not a bad film because of the fridge scene though the CGI gophers do not help.  It’s not even a bad film because of the aliens, though again they do no favours to the film either.

The film just misfires all over the place and there are too many characters who just randomly do stuff.  The film suffers from death by a million nitpicks, the skull has conflicting powers, why are the dudes living in the walls of the temple just waiting for other dudes to come along, the car stunts and of course the infamous vine swinging sequence that even if it were plausible (vines don’t work like that, a fact I read in the Indiana Jones official fan club newsletter when I was like ten) but anyone who has ever seen Ninja Warrior knows that there is no chance he’s going to hang on like that.

The film never feels like anyone has poured their heart into it and it all looks so fake and cheap.  I know it wasn’t cheap but I think when you see it in high definition the mind starts to see stuff that breaks the illusion (actually some of the James Bond films suffer badly in HD).

So there you have it, it would probably be redundant to just get rid of the disc when the case is still there and you never know I might want to do a complete run through… some day.   I would not buy this in 4k on its own.

This is part of a series of illustrations drawn from my blu-ray collection and drawn in ink with a nib pen.