In just a few weeks, ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate’ will be released, the long-awaited return of Harrison Ford as one of his most mythical characters, if not the most. This time he will do it without Steven Spielberg, the other great person responsible for turning the films of this character into one of the best action adventure sagas of all times.
Likewise, there are no expectations that the new film will recover the best level of the franchise, especially after the very discreet reactions that occurred at the Cannes Film Festival (including that of Juan Luis Caviaro). All in all, it’s still a movie to watch, and Disney doesn’t want that interest to deflate. It is because of that the great joy of today It is to verify that the complete saga can already be seen in streaming through Disney + (although it was already available on SkyShowtime as well).
Some films worthy of a museum
Although you don’t really need excuses to see these incredible stories originated by George Lucas again, this June seems like a perfect month to have an Indiana Jones marathon. Starting with ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, one of those films that it is impossible to comment on in terms other than those of a perfect adventure. Everything about it, from its presentation to the incredible pacing of the action, represents the pinnacle of action cinema.
Ford’s character is also recounted in a formidable way, responding to the action hero archetype but without taking himself too seriously. The sense of humor, in addition to the passion for archeology and for beating Nazis, are characteristic elements and spark the tone of these films. A tone that became crazier with ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’, where Spielberg and Lucas refer more than ever to the serials they watched in theaters and were the inspiration for these films.
A roller coaster with cartoon energy, without losing the momentum to do it amazing action scenes and give us a feeling of traveling around the world. Enthusiasm for this prequel sequel will vary depending on how crazy you get, but it’s still great entertainment. A perfect way to spark the saga, while ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ wanted to give it a little more depth.
‘Indiana Jones’ and endless fun
The third film recovers a certain balance of the tone of the original tape, although it is not satisfied with being a repetition. Spielberg wants to explore again the complexity of parent-child relationships by bringing into the equation the father played (magnificently) by Sean Connery. He does it while remaining pure Indy brand adventure, with sense of wonder and fantasy. Something that cannot be said to be missing from ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’, although it is clear that the alchemy is not the same.
The definitive leap from the franchise to science fiction was somewhat stumbled. Reversing the parent-child dynamic of the previous film and jumping the fantasy shark, the belated sequel has more obvious cracks. Mainly for an action before which it is difficult to feel the wonder before the digital overload and for not finishing hitting the key with the character of Shia LaBeouf, where the threads for turning him into a new star of the moment are noticeable.
A missed opportunity to explore a veteran Indiana Jones, who returns to the adventure but appreciates that it is as much a relic as the artifacts he rescues for museums. Something that we hope does not repeat ‘Indiana Jones and the dial of fate’, although he is still there for more than one to see with new eyes. He may even see her better than he remembered, and feel excited about her again. a wonderful movie saga.
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