Never saw 2, but 1 was nothing but action. And some really long takes....fucking exhausting movie.Extraction 2. I don't think I ever watched Extraction, but damn Thor makes a pretty good mercenary, though I can only hear Thor when he talks. Good movie though. Basically non-stop fighting/killing.
2 just came out within the last couple weeks or so. There were definitely some long takes, but not so bad that you didn't get a breather now and then. The one really fast paced scene you couldn't even blink during was at the beginning in the prison. That shit moved fast.Never saw 2, but 1 was nothing but action. And some really long takes....fucking exhausting movie.
Here's the article about it. i'm a huge nerd, I've been to see the Bayeux tapestry in Normandy about it, vacationed in Hastings and been to the suspected site of the battle (though they aren't positive its where it happened), a city called Battle and didn't pay for the train ride.On a Norman invasion, absolutely.
Don't have much of an interest to see it. I won't seek it out, but if it show sup on netflix, I'll watch.
Fun fact (allegedly) I learned recently: Indiana Jones was based on a real person. One of the Explorer's Club guys from long ago, right down to his use of a whip and fear of snakes.
I watched a documentary on HBO where the entire series was about the Explorer's Club. I only knew loosely about it because my ex's grandfather was a member....I knew a bit about them, certain famous members, and what they inspired. Had no idea just how much they were involved in though.Yeah, I wouldn't pay to watch it, but I saw it was on there and I still love the first three movies.
That's interesting - I'll have to look it up. I bet there's a lot of good (true) stories they could draw from for inspiration if they were so inclined.
Watched it this morning. Pretty much agree with everything. I was expecting to hate the broad more than I did. Didn't mind her too much.I had a business trip over the last few days so I watched the latest Indiana Jones movie on the plane.
Not quite as bad as Crystal Skull, but not a good movie. Everything kind of felt forced, like they needed to put a reference to the original movies in every other scene. Ford was fine, the woman playing his goddaughter was fine as an actress, but they tried to hard to make her be a super-genius con artist who still needed to be rescued by an 80-year-old archeologist.
They leaned too hard into the woo-woo time travel magic stuff that didn't really have any explanation except "Archimedes was a math genius and time travel is all math." The first three movies worked a little better with the supernatural elements because they were deeply tied into religious traditions. It somehow feels more "realistic" if you're seeking an ancient relic that is the subject of an ancient religious text or legend (though the Sankara Stones were not "real," you could tell the writers drew deep on Indian mythology to describe their importance). Crystal skulls and the Antikythera mechanism just don't carry the same kind of gravitas.
I still think they could recast the character and have other adventures with him in his prime. Having most of the film set in the 1960s seems a little too "modern" to me. It's more mysterious and exotic if the adventures are pre-WWII. Like, do we really need to see the iconic map with the line when he's traveling by commercial jet? And because of his age, he didn't have as many good fighting scenes, although Indy did throw a few punches. They wasted a chance to use the comically-overmuscled henchman, who didn't really fight anyone.
Oh, and this didn't make any sense at all (spoilered as it describes specific plot elements):
When Indy and crew get away on the boat, they head west toward Sicily rather than toward Alexandria, where the bad guys were supposed to go. The bad guys realized Indy's not going to Alexandria, but was generally going west and decided to follow. How did they know exactly which town Indy was headed? Lucky guess? If they followed in sight of Indy's boat, I would imagine that they would have been spotted.
Maybe they figured it out based on other clues, I can kind of accept that.
But what I can't accept is that after the bad guys get all the pieces to the titular Dial of Destiny, they make their escape, via a cargo van, to a nearby airfield and hangar where they had secreted a WWII-era bomber and another 20 or so henchmen, all in vintage nazi uniforms. Their plan was to go back in time to 1939, fly to Germany and kill Hitler. How did they know they were going to find the last part of the Dial in Sicily? For all they knew, it was going to be in Alexandria or somewhere else. It all seems like an elaborately-planned operation that could have easily been carried out anywhere. How did they know they'd be in Sicily?
For that matter, how did they know that the Dial was going to open up a "time fissure" in the sky, so they'd need an airplane? None of this shit makes sense.
In short, 2/57 dickbutts. One bright spot was a character played by Antonio Banderas, who is still pretty charismatic even though he's getting older, too.