Indiana Jones on Overthinking It

Great plan, comrades

Great plan, comrades

The movie begins with a heavily-armed group of Russian soldiers attacking an American military base. That seems like the kind of thing that could touch off a war. Can we at least agree that it’s probably something the Russians wouldn’t … Continued

I’m just getting warmed up

Part 3 in a series of disgruntled rants. So towards the beginning of the movie, Dr. Jones tells us: Legend says that a crystal skull was stolen from a mythical lost city in the Amazon, supposedly built out of solid … Continued

Swordsman Shoots First

Swordsman Shoots First

So a while back, I complained about the relative lack of violence in the latest Indiana Jones film. Indy doesn’t shoot a single person. I blamed this on Lucus – the only person in the galaxy who believes that Star … Continued

I'm not done complaining yet

I’m not done complaining yet

So we have no reason to believe Mutt Williams¬†has any globe-trotting experience whatsoever. He’s a motorcycle repair-guy/greaser. When he sees a scorpion in the cemetery, he reacts with an “I’m a city mouse” look of horror. Anyway, 45 minutes later, … Continued