Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
By Sierra, age 15, California
Guess who's back? Indy's back, and packing a punch like never before! If you've seen the recent big screen phenomenon, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, you know exactly what I'm talking about. As if swinging through the jungles of Peru isn't enough, the new Indy film co-stars Harrison Ford as Indy (of course!) and Shia Lebeouf as his prodigal son Mutt. Don't worry - that little secret won't ruin the adventure at all. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will leave you breathless, gasping for air amid a sea of translucent excitement.
The film opens in 1957 at the military facility Area 51. Here Indy is met by infamous scientist Irina Spalko and her troop of Soviet soldiers, determined to gain complete control over the human mind. At this point in world history the Soviet Union is still reeling from the dictatorship of Stalin, whose most favored personality is Irina Spalko. Spalko, played by Cate Blanchett, chases Indy through the Peruvian forest in order to commandeer the Crystal Skull. The story is jam packed with intense action and an epic ending. In true Dr. Jones fashion, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull captures the minds and hearts of its entire audience, and will leave you with no doubt that there's no one like Indy.
Ladies, don't worry that this film is not for you because it's for everyone. Besides showing the true macho man throughout the entire flick, it also explores the true heroine with the character Marion Ravenwood, portrayed by Karen Allen. The former love interest of Dr. Jones from the first movie (Raiders of the Lost Ark, released in 1981) is back to fight alongside Indy and their son Mutt.
Throughout the second half of the film Marion unwinds and shows her inner hero. If it weren't for her Indiana Jones wouldn't be on this mission. She uses her womanly intuition and feminine instincts to keep the boys on track.
So grab a few friends and hit the movie theater. It's time to have a real adventure. (Besides, who doesn't love the sound of the Indy theme song?)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull definitely deserves 5 stars (of a possible 5).