Saturday, May 24, 2008

Indiana Jones

Ok, I admit it, I'm an Indiana Jones fan! I didn't see the first one until it came out on video and I've seen the 2nd one twice (twice too many times I think!) but I own a set of the first 3 films on Video Tape AND the complete DVD set with one disc just for extra fun stuff. Last night Bill and I went to the opening of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
I used to think it was Harrison Ford who made my heart pitter-patter, but I think it's Indiana Jones....a very human hero who is perhaps a little bit shy and believes that treasures of the ages belong "in a museum."
The theatre was full (and our Pastor in the seat in front!), filled with fans hoping against hope that Harrison Ford, George Lucas and Steven Spielburg wouldn't disappoint us. Cate Blanchet stars as the Bad Guy, oops girl. There's also a new kid in town, Shia LaBeouf, a 21 year old with a duck tail hair do (in one scene he dips his comb into a preppy guy's coke!).
The familiar music came up, we all held our breath and we were off on a ride only Indiana Jones can offer. Chases, duels, crashing jeeps, waterfalls, even an atomic bomb blast..... Of course some of it was improbable, some of it was even hokey. But that's what it's all about. These movies and the characters are 1930's movie serial characters. You know it and I know it. And we find Lots of fun. Bill and I both enjoyed it and I know what I'm getting for Christmas (family listen up!). I'll be getting my very own Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Indiana Jones was very fun to go see. And Shia made MY heart pitter patter! That scene on the motorcycle? *phew!*