Thursday, June 12, 2008

Indiana Jones and the What Do You Mean Aliens?

Saw the Indy movie this weekend. You have to love a movie where aliens in Pre-Columbian Peru (thanks George Lucas, you talentless hack) doesn't even make the Top 3 list for ridiculousness in the flick. #1? Well, I don't want to spoil it, so I'll just say it involves monkeys.

Lots of fun, especially the highly magnetic crystal skull that attracts lead, silver, gold, and in a confusing sequence, gunpowder. Halfway through the movie Shia LeBeouf's character even says that magnetism shouldn't work that way, because I guess Spielberg spotted a teachable moment for the audience to learn about science. But all through the movie I couldn't stop thinking about this question:

What kind of mutant freaks are Harrison Ford and Karen Allen?

Here they are in Raiders of the Lost Ark. That's in 1981.

And here they are today in Seriously? Aliens? Okay, Lucas, whatever. They look way too good for 66 and 57 years old. I don't know anyone who looks that good now, let alone what will happen in 27 years' time.


B.E. Earl said...

My friend told me about the "monkey" scene already.

Ewoks, dude.


TastyMcJ said...

Yup, Karen Allen is still a hottie.

amera hearts said...

i agree with you whole heartedly on this one. it was an action movie, but i laughed a lot due to the ridiculousness of it all!

Lilly said...

My first ever crush was on Indy back in the day when "Raiders" was first out...I'd still shag him like!

Having said that: aye, the new Indy film was entertaining, but most certainly not the best flick I've ever seen....far from!