Fedora? Check. Bull whip? Check. Five o’clock shadow? Check. Trumpet fanfare? Check. Gratuitous fist fights and chase scenes? Check. Crazy Rube Goldberg traps? Check. Preposterous pseudo-mythological plot line, characters with assorted accents, angry natives, and at least one scene involving a snake and/or snakes? Check, check, check, and check! Nazis with guns? Well … no. But there are plenty of Commies with guns to take their place, so the formula remains intact.
I’m talking, of course, about the long-awaited Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull …
(The following review is all qualitative, and does NOT contain any spoilers.)
(Cue John Williams music.) Well, it’s finally here. Not sure if you heard about it yet, but after an almost 20 year hiatus, the fourth Indiana Jones movie — Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull — releases today.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t psyched to see this flick, and even if it’s not as great as my expectations, I can’t imagine I won’t completely enjoy it. After all, even Temple of Doom, with all its kiddie sidekick director’s wife flaws, managed to suck me in this past weekend.
One thing I have grown tired of, however, is the Indiana Jones theme song, which thanks to a pervasive cross-marketing campaign, just seems to be EVERYWHERE on TV lately. So to entertain myself, I decided to borrow a page from Gizmodo.com, and write up some lyrics. This way, I can at least have some words in my head as I hear the song over and over this summer. Enjoy!