Ibane’s ramblings

“The biggest danger, that of losing oneself, can pass off in the world as quietly as if it were nothing; every other loss, an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc is bound to be noticed.” S. Kierkegaard

Indiana Jones and the kingdom of ruined dreams

Last Thursday I watched the last film of my admired Indiana Jones. I have special affect for Indiana Jones films, the first one, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, was the responsible for discovering my passion about films. Their scenes impacted me very deep and also it brought my first cinematographic love, Marion Ravenwood, played by the beautiful Karen Allen. I still consider that the scene where she is dressed with that white dress…

However, in this last episode all that imaginary that I have been keeping in my mind since my childhood has been ruined, seeing Marion like an old lady, seeing Indiana Jones doing slow moves, the wrinkles,…I don’t know, I got the feeling that someone was slapping me and saying wake up, it was just a dream, this is the reality.

The film itself is not bad, not great though, it has their moments and Cate Blanchet, as always, even playing the evil side here, she is superb (I am not objective here, she is one of my loves in the world of movies). I did not like the patriotic touch where Indiana is showed as a great American, also the space thing was a bit too weird, although I understand that Mr. Spielberg got nostalgic and wanted to remember E.T. and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The son of Indiana Jones nothing to remember and the disappointment of seeing Karen Allen so old.

Coming out from the film theater I was thinking that it is true what they say about some dreams should never come true…

4 Comments»

  Jorge Correia wrote @

I didn’t see the movie yet, but i´m not expecting a really good piece of cinema, just a punch of good visual effects

nice blog:)

  ibanejm wrote @

Thanks, my expectations were a bit higher or let’s say I did not expect to get so disappointed.

  daniels wrote @

‘Yes, the first ones were excellent movies, very deep, I really liked the intellectual side and also the massive frescas.’

  ibanejm wrote @

I can not see from my post that you can imply that I am claiming the other Indiana Jones were master pieces of the film history with profound intellectual load, I just think that they are good movies, especially the first one and the third. Or at least I got entertained, feeling that unfortunately I can’t say the same about the fourth one plus seeing Harrison Ford wet without knowing that if it is sweat or it is because his catheter is broken, sincerely I got disappointed. And Karen Allen in the first Indiana is very beautiful and pretty, but you know about tastes…


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