Nobody and we do mean NOBODY does a summer blockbuster film like both Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Their latest collaboration is the fourth installment of their highly entertaining action-adventure franchise, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”
This latest version is set in 1957, where an older and wiser version of Indy battling agents of the Soviet Union—led by Spalko (Cate Blanchett)—for the crystal skull. Indy is assisted by his former lover Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) as well as the greaser Mutt (Shia LaBeouf) and fellow archaeologist Mac (Ray Winstone). John Hurt and Jim Broadbent also play fellow academics.
It has nearly been 20 years since “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” and it will be interesting to see how well the 64-year old Ford adapts to the character. Between Spielberg and Lucas, they practically invented the “summer blockbuster.” Then who is better than these two titans to take the summer movie season to the next level.
With several other high-profile films including “Speed Racer,” “Iron Man,” “The Dark Knight” and “Hancock” hitting theaters this summer, one thing for sure is that the malaise that moviegoers are enduring currently will quickly come to an end when May arrives.
Trailer grade: A+
Check out the poster for the film