#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – During the Cold War, Soviet agents watch Professor Henry Jones when a young man brings him a coded message from an aged, demented colleague, Harold Oxley. Led by the brilliant Irina Spalko, the Soviets tail Jones and the young man, Mutt, to Peru. With Oxley’s code, they find a legendary skull made of a single piece of quartz. If Jones can deliver the skull to its rightful place, all may be well; but if Irina takes it to its origin, she’ll gain powers that could endanger the West. Aging professor and young buck join forces with a woman from Jones’ past to face the dangers of the jungle, Russia, and the supernatural.
Plot: Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced to head to Peru at the behest of a young man whose friend – and Indy’s colleague – Professor Oxley has been captured for his knowledge of the skull’s whereabouts.
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Life in the old dog yet.
Indiana Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.
So here it is, the fourth instalment of the Indiana Jones series is finally here, one of the most talked about, most anticipated, and most yearned for films is here to hopefully entertain the fans and maybe garner some new ones in the process?? Does it deliver? Well to me it most certainly does, as adventure yarns go, this is a ripper, and although the plot gets lost within the outlandish ideals, the film still emerges as one of the betert popcorn blockbusters of the year. All the chief ingredients that have made the franchise so beloved are crammed in by way of crowd pleasing necessity, and it damn well works, outrageous action sequences perk us up at frequent intervals, deftly self aware comic moments are many, and crucially, the film remains loyal to the heroic good against evil spirit of the franchise.
We begin in the Nevada Desert in 1957, and it’s through this 50s setting that we come to accept the ageing of the main protagonist, he is after all a mere mortal, a man with a whip and a bit of guts. The 50s was a time of paranoia, spies and dubious cover ups were all the rage, this shines through from the outset here, and putting an aged Indiana Jones in this time frame is nothing short of genius. But enough of the politics, we as fans just want to be entertained, and we are well served here, spooky chambers, mysterious civilisations, tricksy maps, unfathomable codes, creepy crawlies, peril at every turn, and stuntery abound, oh yes it’s all here. However, the purists will hate the use of CGI in this, and for sure it does grate during one over extended sequence, but just like it didn’t stop Stephen Sommers’ The Mummy being a riot, it doesn’t harm this picture either, we are after all talking about a popcorn actioner here. Surely going into a film of this type one immediately suspends disbelief? I mean I’m personally going into the cinema to escape for a couple of hours, and Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull is just what the doctor ordered, with a lollipop to follow for good behaviour.
The cast are a mixed bunch, Ford easily carries off the role as the older Indiana Jones, very aware and with tongue firmly in cheek, he surely has rammed all the pre-negative vibes down the throats of the doom mongers. Shia LaBeouf fits into the series with no problems at all, spunky and witty, he adds the young sparkle needed to off set the aged nature of our hero, and he gets a quite delightful entrance to boot. Ray Winstone is an odd casting choice because his character is very underwritten, if you are going to utilise the big Englishman then give him the reins to take, he’s gruff and watchable but it remains a case of wasting talent. Karen Allen joyfully reappears as Marion, and the film takes a significant leap upwards once she arrives, however the character is reduced to playing fourth fiddle in the ensuring shenanigans, and as much as the interplay with Indy still sparkles, you can’t help hankering for much more from our Marion. Cate Blanchet is sparky as Irina Spalko but although as our chief villain of the piece she’s tough, sexy, and not to be messed with, it’s a turn that is never quite fully formed. John Hurt does the best he can with what little the role calls for, whilst Jim Broadbent barely gets time to fill the considerable boots left by Denholm Elliott’s Marcus Brody.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will divide fans and newcomers alike, but I honestly say without nostalgia rearing its head, that this film is a joy ride to be judged on its own merit. It’s difficult to understand some of the venom aimed at this latest instalment, it’s not like anything has really changed with the formula, Indiana Jones has always been about fun, nothing more and nothing less, just remember why you fell in love with the franchise in the first place and you will see the makers here have given the fans what they wanted. Perhaps the advent of time and the new technology available has a hindrance value for sure, but although Indy 4 obviously isn’t quite the impacting franchise jolt that Bond got with “Casino Royale”, it’s sure as hell shown “Die Hard 4” how it should have be done. 8/10
Good watch, could watch again, and can recommend.
I’m always confused on when this movie is supposed to happen, and too many people get caught up in the involvement of Shia Lebouf to think too hard about it.
This movie catches a lot of flak for Shia and half a dozen other things, but compared to the original 3 movies, the concepts of a crystal skull aren’t any more weird. While people forget that aspects of the first 3 artifacts are real, the crystal skulls are a real thing that is actively being investigated. Because it’s caught up in all the “alien conspiracy” communities I think the movie absorbed some of the ridicule of those people.
The story itself is well structured, Cate Blanchett and Karen Allen are welcome are awesome additions to the story, and despite the “sci-fi” element from an alien skull, the movie keeps to a archaeological theme by investigating an ancient temple site.
While I’m not going to re-watch this, please ignore the negative hype and give this a try if you like a good action adventure story.
Entertaining in that self-parodying sort of way, but somebody PLEASE tell George Lucas to retire!!
Usually, when you go to see an action/adventure movie, especially an Indiana Jones movie, you’re going to suspend your disbelief and just allow yourself to “get into” the movie. These kinds of movies are supposed to be mindless escapist fun. Still, one might expect some small modicum of plausibility or connection to the real world. When it comes to “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” forget about suspending disbelief. Just pretend you’re in another dimension altogether. If you do that, you’ll have have met one of the two prerequisites for seeing this movie. (If you don’t believe me now, you will when you see this film and see our hero survive a cataclysmic event in a fairly cartoonish manner a mere 15 minutes into the film.) The other prerequisite is that you’ve seen the other three movies…religiously. A huge chunk of the entertainment value of this film comes from nostalgia, in-jokes, and self-parody. It is an entertaining movie and I had fun and laughed while I was watching it and the reason for this is because we are either enjoying seeing all of the same old gags done once again in a bigger and cooler way, or we are enjoying seeing those gags mocked. Trusty bullwhip? Check. Fedora? Check. Long car chase with fighting and leaping and what-not? Check. Dark tombs lit only by torches? Check. Gross creepy crawly critters? Check.
This is what makes the movie entertaining, but is also what prevents it from greatness and what makes me hesitant to call it a true “Indiana Jones” movie. George Lucas (who co-wrote the screenplay) has tried to do here what he did to the “Star Wars” prequels, namely that he thinks that appealing to the fan base with in-jokes, self-parody, and re-hashing the same old stuff can take the place of actually writing a a story that can stand on its own merits. The “Star Wars” prequels failed because Lucas could not get past his constant references to the original trilogy and so instead created fan fiction instead of true prequels. (Well, there was also the fact that Lucas’ dialogue SUCKED.) Here, the stunts and action sequences and in-jokes keep us feeling entertained during the course of the film, but when we walk away, we wonder where was the real story.
Indiana Jones is a homage to 1930s serials about treasure hunters. He’s out of place in the 1950s. Also out of place are the Soviets(led by Cate Blanchett in a Rosa Kleb-like role). And there are many, many, MANY instances where you will get to wondering just how implausible the next stunt will be. All of that I can put up with, though, and in fact can and do add to the entertainment value of the film. What I could not put up with was the ending, which will remind you not of Indiana Jones but of the ending to another Spielberg movies that pre-dates “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
This movie is lots of fun to watch, but it doesn’t take itself seriously and probably shouldn’t be part of the Indiana Jones canon.
A 1950s Indy
If you’re expecting Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull to be a fourth in the series, you’ll be disappointed. The original three were set in the 1930s, looking for buried treasure in a Treasure of the Sierra Madre style. The new film is set in the 1950s, and that changes everything.
Frankly, it should be viewed as a new series. It certainly overlaps with the previous films, however most of that seems to affect the new film trivially. I actually think it’s a little unfair to present this new type of film under the great Indiana Jones reputation, and however smart marketably I believe this, and the lack of understanding and inaccurate expectations on the audience’s behalf will ultimately lead to the film’s demise.
The film itself is well written, and well made with only a few exceptions. As long as you don’t expect another Raiders of the Lost Ark, you’ll probably be pleased with the film as it is, with the exception of one sequence which doesn’t quite seem to fit. Beyond that, the plot, characters and acting all fit with this new kind of Indy film.
The cinematography is not the 80s style we’d probably all like, but it’s not bad. The camera is certainly held much more stable than many of today’s films, and the action is very clear and easy to follow, as is the stunt work great. There is a lot of computer animation–most of it looks believable, but some of it does not–but that which was done well fits superbly.
The acting was also very good. I was very impressed by Cate Blanchett, and to my surprise very pleased with Shia LeBeouf’s character and acting.
All-in-all, I really appreciated the film as a whole, although some of the animation and action sequences seemed somewhat unfinished, or at least too difficult to believe (even for an Indy film). Still, it is an excellent 1950s serial, and I really hope we’ll see at least one other Indy film set in this new era.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 2 min (122 min)
Genre Action, Adventure
Director Steven Spielberg
Writer David Koepp (screenplay), George Lucas (story), Jeff Nathanson (story), George Lucas (characters), Philip Kaufman (characters)
Actors Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Shia LaBeouf
Awards Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 10 wins & 41 nominations.
Production Company Lucasfilm Ltd.
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 235, Panavision Primo, C- and E-Series Lenses, Arriflex 435, Panavision Primo, C- and E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo, C- and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,365 m (Sweden), 3,377 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 250D 5205, Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (2021 remaster), Dolby Vision, Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision Premier 2393), D-Cinema