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Indiana Jones and the Mind-numbing Sequel

28 May

Right before we left for the movie theater Sunday, my son The Wachamacallit hit me with an astounding piece of analysis. “Oh no!” he exclaimed. “I just realized this movie is going to be really bad. Remember what happened the last time George Lucas had to wait 20 years to make a sequel?”

Sarah Warn of AfterEllen.com asks the question, ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull:’ Bad sequel, or worst sequel ever? ” And, well, I found it more tolerable than The Phantom Menace, so I guess I’d say it doesn’t rise (fall?) to the level of worst ever. (I could nitpick myself here and remember that Phantom Menace was a prequel, but where’s the fun in that?) Here’s a snippet from her review:

. . . when I set off to see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull this weekend, I had high hopes. Malinda and Sarah P liked it, and so did Lori (who is in Seattle this week). Sure, my mom told me she and my sister walked out of the theater half-way through because they were so bored, but I figured, how bad could it be?

Apparently, really bad. So bad it makes Snakes on a Plane look good. Come to think of it, maybe this movie should have been called Snakes on Indiana Jones, since it’s basically a parody of the Indiana Jones movies, except that someone forgot to tell the actors. And the audience.

Ouch. But well-deserved.

The Wachamacallit, by the way, actually tried a Whatchamacallit candy bar for the first time ever recently. He is not one to keep his opinions to himself, so he’s reviewed it in his blog.

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