Saw Indiana Jones last night — enjoyed it quite a bit. Partially, I think, because I had convinced myself that it was going to suck, in a pyroclastic blast of Lucas-ian nostalgia-destroying fire.
Thankfully, it appears that Spielberg managed to taser Lucas and tie him to a chair before he could butt-rape *this* movie with endless Playstation cutscenes.
I’m reminded of a friend’s review of Jurassic Park 3: “It was a good episode.” That’s pretty much what I have to say about Indy 4 — It was a good episode. Nothing earth-shattering, and really, it didn’t need to be. It was just a film that allows us to enjoy a couple of hours with a character that we love. It succeeds rather well on that level.
And again: after Star Wars I – III, all it really had to do was NOT SUCK. Thankfully, it manages.
In other geek news (of a bit more obscure variety): Thanks to the glories of bittorrent, I am now the (proud?) owner of a converted-from-VHS copy of the 1987 ABC miniseries, Amerika. Senior year of high school, here I come. :)