Indy's Back!

Yes, I own one too.

hide captionYes, I own one too.

I can remember when Star Wars: Episode II came out in theatres. I was a senior in high school at the time, and the cool thing was to camp out to get good seats for the midnight showing on opening night. The massive line of eager fans outside the theatre could've easily been mistaken for a Halloween block party. Teenage boys and grown men alike were dressed like Obi-Wan and Skywalker, and they staged full-fledged lightsaber battles. There was a grandma sporting plastic Yoda ears, and girls with Leia hair buns. My favorite, though, was this guy who had a voice modulator that made him sound like R2-D2.

This weekend, Hollywood gets a visit from its favorite archaeologist/adventurer — Indiana Jones — with Spielberg's latest installment, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. So far, it's received mixed reviews, but there's no shortage of excitement among Indy fans. I'm expecting fedora hats, bomber jackets, and, of course, the leather bullwhip. Should be a fun spectacle. So how will you celebrate Indy's return? As for myself, I'll be camping out, old school style, camera in hand, eagerly anticipating Harrison* in DLP.

* Still foxy, after all these years. How does the man do it?**
** Must be the earring.

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Harrison Ford looks like a corpse in the preview but I plan on watching the film tomorrow night anyway. It's not because I'm a particularly big fan or because I think it'll be a good movie. I'm going for the spectacle: the fans, the costumes, and the frantic cheering. It should be fun.

Sent by Enrique Rivera | 12:34 PM | 5-21-2008

Da-da-da-daaaaa, da-da-daaaaa, da-da-da-daaaaa, da-da-da-da-da, da-da-da-daaaaa, da-da-daaaaa!!!!

Too much CGI in this one. I may still see it, but still... too much CGI, it doesn't connect to me. Old school, simple scenes like the bridge scene in Temple of Doom with the alligators below... REAL alligators I might add... So much better... If they were to do that now, they'd get all fancy with the green screen...

Sent by Vincent Grashaw | 12:45 PM | 5-21-2008

Harrison Ford looks fedorable in the trailers. CGI or no, this movie is going to rock because it continues the story of such a great character. I just hope that Shia doesn't take over the franchise.

Sent by Robert Grashaw | 2:47 PM | 5-21-2008

I have been waiting for this moment, hoping it would have come a few years ago. I have faith that Dr. Jones still has it- the quick hand, the agility and that handsome face. He will always be dreamy to me!

Sent by Hanna Larkin | 6:19 PM | 5-21-2008

Can't wait for Indiana Jones!!!

Sent by Gina | 6:20 PM | 5-21-2008

[SPOILER ALERT]

Im responding because two other Grashaws have already responded and technically I've seen about 1/3 of the movie... I went to an early screening and slept through a good bit of it, it wasn't that the movie wasn't awesome... I was just really tired after a long and busy day. So that being said, what I saw... WAS AMAZING! It certainly holds true to the franchise. A little cheesy, a lot of action... and aliens. What aliens?! In an Indiana Jones movie??? YES! Aliens! And they are awesome. That's all you need to know. See it! And I will too... again... for the first time.

Sent by Tricia Grashaw | 2:54 AM | 5-22-2008

I love Indian Jones. I can't wait to see it and good or bad, i'll still love it. Because it's Indy! He does no wrong.

Sent by Dina Jacobellis | 3:39 PM | 5-22-2008

Seeing a film like this on opening night is like going to a hockey game. It's the only time you'll really get to see a movie and have a fun, rowdy audience. So whether it's a good or bad movie, you get to cheer or thrash about your seat and be joined by several people.

Sent by Matt Grashaw | 4:39 AM | 5-27-2008

I saw it and think they never should have done it. After so many years, that is the best they can do?

Sent by Mike Jacobellis | 1:37 PM | 6-4-2008

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