Tagline: “He protected the power of the divine. He saved the cradle of civilization. He triumphed over the armies of evil…”
Translation: …but can a 65-year-old man still whip things properly?
The Verdict: It sure looks like it! Fears over Indiana Jones’s advancing age are defused early in this just-released trailer with a gag about his eyesight, then it’s on to quick-cut action shots to show that he’s still quite capable of whipping things and/or making them explode. There’s a fight in what looks to be the warehouse from Raiders of the Lost Ark, and we see a crate labeled “Roswell, New Mexico, 1947” pretty much confirming that Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will, in fact, have aliens in it. Cate Blanchett looks awesome, and Shia LaBeouf isn’t in it long enough to get on our nerves (though we suspect his part in the actual movie will be larger). None of the special effects seem too egregious, and all dialogue is appropriately corny. Is it really possible that George Lucas hasn’t screwed up this franchise? Maybe!