by Pa Rock
The hat! The whip! The fear of snakes! It's all in the new adventure, and it's all fun! Harrison Ford is reunited with Karen Allen, his love interest from Raiders of the Lost Ark, and their chemistry from the first movie is still sizzles and pops like a pound of cheap bacon. And then there's Shia LaBeouf, their adult love child who looks suspiciously like he will inherit that hat and whip someday, the sinister Cate Blanchett who personifies the Red Menace of the 1950's, and the brilliant John Hurt at his quirky best as an addled archaeologist who leads the group onward through his semi-coherent ramblings.
This is a movie that needs to be seen on the big screen to be fully appreciated. It is a constant explosion of special effects and stunts woven into a grand ballet of cliff-hugging, ant-feeding, and blow dart-dodging terror. But most of all, it is fun!
Welcome back, Indy. Hail fellow, well met!