Indiana Jones digs up a tired old plot

May 26, 2008

Over the weekend I went to see the new Indiana Jones movie – Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – and I’ve seldom been more disappointed.

With a plot that a fourth grader could have written, this movie was simplistic, gave nods to the prior IJ movies and characters, and fell flat if you go to movies for entertainment.

On the other hand, if you don’t watch the movies you pay for – or if you have a real memory problem and can’t retain anything for more than four minutes – this is the movie for you.

I’m not going to give spoilers, but suffice it to say that in the car ride home I came up with five alternative plots that would have worked better than the rotten movie that Lucas put up on the screen.

The real shame of it is that the movie is gathering gobs of cash because everyone is wondering what tricks the Indiana Jones creators have come up with.

Let me tell you that the only trick they’ve got is a way to empty your wallet for this piece of crap.

More to come…