Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The film so many people eagerly anticipated in 2008, and the film that left so many people disappointed. Does the movie stink? Is it a masterpiece? Peter Wojtechko, the maker of this video, doesn’t think he can answer that — he thinks that’s a question people need to answer for themselves. BUT — he does think the film has some fascinating themes tightly woven through it, which he tries to pick apart in this video.
George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, David Koepp, and so many others certainly put in the effort to make a great follow-up to Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, and the Last Crusade… an Indiana Jones film unlike anything we’d ever seen before. And on that latter front at least, they clearly succeeded. With James Mangold ending the saga of Ford’s famous archaeologist with Dial of Destiny, it seemed fitting to take a look at the way the Indiana Jones franchise softly rebooted itself for a new era.