Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Ultimate Sillyness

So, we went out to Western, MA this weekend and went screeching out the door to catch a nice dinner in Shelburne Falls and then we headed into Greenfield to catch the new Indiana Jones movie.

The movie was beyond silly. Even within the context of the George Lucas, Spieldberg, Indiana Jones world. The plot could have been made up by a 10 year old on a rainy afternoon. But in spite of all that, I still enjoyed it for the most part. I was worried they'd pair Harrison Ford up with a 25 year old chicky. (shudder. The guy is my DAD's age for chrissakes. It just gets creepy after a while.) But they didn't. I won't spoil it, but his love interest in this one was at least age appropriate and totally hot.

But the thing that I don't think I'll ever get is the sudden rise of Shia Lebouf?? Who is this kid and why does he keep getting cast in movies? He is not particularly attractive, nor is his acting terribly riveting or interesting. He is kind of this little nebish, more akin to George Castanza than Leonardo DiCaprio. I'm guessing he must be the child of some Hollywood producer, because what else could explain this? He hosted SNL and I had never heard of him. And he was mediocre. He was wooden in his role as a troubled greaser in IJAKCS. He was in three previews among the 20 or so they showed before the movie.

It's a mystery to me for sure.


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