Indiana Jones' (Harrison Ford) newest adventure begins in the desert Southwest in 1957 -- the height
of the Cold War. Indy and his sidekick Mac (Ray Winstone) have barely escaped
a close scrape with nefarious Soviet agents on a remote airfield.
Now, Professor Jones has returned home to Marshall College -- only to
find things have gone from bad to worse. His close friend and dean of the
college (Jim Broadbent) explains that Indy's recent activities have made him the
object of suspicion, and that the government has put pressure on the university
to fire him. On his way out of town, Indiana meets rebellious young Mutt (Shia
LaBeouf), who carries both a grudge and a proposition for the adventurous
archaeologist: If he'll help Mutt on a mission with deeply personal stakes, Indy
could very well make one of the most spectacular archaeological finds in history
-- the Crystal Skull of Akator, a legendary object of fascination, superstition and
But as Indy and Mutt set out for the most remote corners of Peru -- a land
of ancient tombs, forgotten explorers and a rumored city of gold -- they quickly
realize they are not alone in their search. The Soviet agents are also hot on the
trail of the Crystal Skull. Chief among them is icy cold, devastatingly beautiful
Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett), whose elite military unit is scouring the globe for
the eerie Crystal Skull, which they believe can help the Soviets dominate the
world... if they can unlock its secrets.
Indy and Mutt must find a way to evade the ruthless Soviets, follow an
impenetrable trail of mystery, grapple with enemies and friends of questionable
motives, and, above all, stop the powerful Crystal Skull from falling into the
deadliest of hands.
I love how his love interest came back! Was surprised to see aliens though....overall, I enjoyed it.
This movie was an incredible disappointment to me. I was expecting so much more from this movie, especially since it was filled with such great actors. 2.5 stars