mercredi 24 août 2016

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade — Great sequel full of adventure — 8*/10

  • Overall: This one is up to par with the first chapter (read my review here) and since it's newer, its special effects are still looking. Steven Spielberg and George Lucas took good care this time to honor their original work.
  • Who is it for? Anyone looking for some solid adventure.
  • Synopsis & information
  • Known actors: Harrison Ford and Sean Connery.
  • Cameos: John Rhys-Davies.
  • Setting: Around the world in 1938, mostly Europe and the Middle East.
  • Style: Same action fueled adventure with jokes and a bit of fantasy. This time, the intrigue is more fleshed out which makes for a great flick.
  • Pacing: Riveting, with a few quiet times.
  • Intro: Again with some juicy morsels from the past to the present.
  • Story: Going from one clue to another, following trail full of danger and obstacle, fighting bad guys.
  • Ending: Great.
  • Dialogs: Funny, but in a frank and, at times, almost scholarly way.
  • Characters: Very solid, except for the bad guys who are, as usual, very archetypical.
  • Acting: Excellent, all around, which makes it the best Indiana Jones film on this aspect.
  • Visuals: Beautiful.
  • Special Effects: Good. Aged really well, considering they're close to three decades old.
  • Costumes: Excellent.
  • Score: Same lively masterful work by the great John Williams.