Thursday, June 5, 2008

Indiana Jones 4

While discussing about English films, a friend of mine who is elder to me always says about experience of watching the old hit film series ‘Indiana Jones’ in his childhood days. But I didn’t have such nostalgic feelings about the movie, since I had watched those films in mini screen only. Now I am getting a chance to watch the latest film among those series, ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull’.

I think all of us are familiar with the name, Stephen Spielberg. He was the man behind the famous blockbuster ‘The Jurassic Park’. He is one of the best directors Hollywood has ever seen. His latest venture ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull’ is the 4th one of the Indiana Jones Series of films. The previous version were released in 1989, 1984 & 1981. The hero of all these films is none other than, ‘veteran’ Harrison Ford.

‘Indiana Jones 4’ is the story happening in the late 1950’s. The hero, who is a professor, is being kidnapped by the Russian agents. They want his help to discover the historic precious crystal skull and how he manages to escape from them is what this film deals with. In the journey he finds his wife who was living separately with their son. In the end the hero has an emphatic win over his enemies as expected, the family unites and the film ends with a 'kiss'.

Though the film happens in the mid 20th century, we can see a bulk of visual effects and graphics shots in most of the sequences. Those who have seen the older versions of ‘Indiana Jones’ may agree with me in this matter . Those films has always given importance to realistic action scenes, since those days has not got much popularity for Computer Graphics.

The chasing scene in the forest, the sequence in which hero’s gang falling from the water falls and happenings in the climax are unbelievable. Some of the scenes even reminds us of the ‘Mummy’ series of films. The main drawback in the film is the usage of too much of computer graphics. Since this is an English film, they will present these things in some what believable way...hence we are ready to digest whatever they are giving us.

Among all these, Harrison Ford in the mid 60’s remains the main attraction of this movie.

If you watch English films occasionally or if you are a hard core fan of Harrison Ford / Indiana Jones, then you should watch , ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull’.

Rating : 3 / 5

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