SunXia wrote:I have this image in my head of Dong Zhou and his sister doing an Ebert and Siskel style little show!!
Heh. The problem is my sister and I mostly watch films together that we are likely to both like or end up disappointed by the same thing so there isn't that much disagreement.
Thanks for the heads up about the Final Destination sequels. Will still watch, think it is a pity the basic idea doesn't seem to have been taken on into a much greater direction.Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
My sister and I had never seen an Indiana Jones film before so when the latest one came out, it occurred to us that we should try to see the trilogy. Was nice to see the iconic boulder scene!
There was a lot wrong with the film. The first thing I noticed was the voice acting seemed... like it was being dubbed on and was poorly delivered during the first half. Not entirely sure if the cast got better or we just got used to the voice problems. The writing seems poor, maybe bits were cut out, but there seems to be plot holes, suspend your brains please moments or lacking a bit of consistency
The romance gets hit by a few thing: Marian's personality seems to shift somewhat to suit the need of the scenes, doesn't quite get built up properly as I felt more "she should go with Bellog " at times rather then Indiana and after a great romantic scene which pretty much made up for all of that... it followed up with a "What on...?"
For all the flaws, it was a fun film. For example Marian and the romance, it was hard not to like her as she was a fun character, decently performed by Karen Allen, who clicked well with Indiana with some fun scenes and good lines. There is a fair bit of humour, the action is good bar one phase where it felt flat, it has an awesome monkey, the whole thing clicks well together. Allow the brain to relax and sure, the writing could be better, I have seen better from Ford, the late Denholm Elliott, Alfred Molina and John Rhys-Davies, but it has what I need from an action film. Good action, a sense of humour, intresting characters (I liked the contrast between Bellog and Indiana) who bounce off each other, good dialogue, nice touches like the map. To the films credit, they even made the early exposition enjoyable. Overall ending phase went on a bit too long though it finished well with two good scenes. My sister greatly enjoyed the music near the end but felt action was poor throughout the film.
Overall: Grew more and more into the movie, fun despite it's story problems.
Me: 7.0/10, Sister: 6.0/10
“You, are a rebellious son who abandoned his father. You are a cruel brigand who murdered his lord. How can Heaven and Earth put up with you for long? And unless you die soon, how can you face the sight of men?”