So I saw the new Indiana Jones movie last week. I have really mixed emotions about it.
On the one hand, it was great to see Harrison Ford as Indy. Totally, super awesome in a homecoming, heartwarming kind of way. The opening scene was amazing with Elvis singing.
The movie got off to a pretty good start, but I don't think there was nearly enough character development.
For the record, my three favorite movies of all time starred Harrison Ford: Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Blade Runner. I think with this latest movie, Harrison Ford was great in many ways, but a bit rusty in others. 18 years is a long time to reprise a role.
I think the movie was too fast paced. The action was exhausting. It never stopped. I think the best action adventure movies have a lot of action, then they slow down and go into character development, then action, then more character development, then action, then they end on a deep and prodound character development note.
I think the jury is still out for me, which is a disappointment in itself. I wish I could just say it was great, and perhaps it is. I think I need to watch it again on DVD.