Tagline: “Legend says that a crystal skull was stolen from a particular lost city in the Amazon, supposedly built out of solid gold, guarded by the living dead. Whoever returns the skull to the city temple will be given control over its power.”
Translation: Yep, this sounds pretty much like an Indiana Jones movie.
The Verdict: Even if the online rumors turn out to be true and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is something less than the masterpiece we were all hoping for, how terrible can it possibly be? Certainly not as bad as the Star Wars prequels — George Lucas didn’t direct it, and Shia LaBeouf, for all his faults, is still better than Hayden Christensen. Then there’s the small matter of this new trailer, which is running before Iron Man this weekend but leaked to the Internet this morning; are we crazy to think that this movie might actually turn out awesome? Yes, the dialogue sounds kinda bad, and Shia looks hilarious on a motorcycle, but the dialogue’s always been bad and Sean Connery, too, looked hilarious on a motorcycle (in Last Crusade). Also, the “Indiana Jones Theme” will, in fact, make an appearance. Surely this has to be at least as good as Temple of Doom, right?
Update: The law-flaunters over at Defamer have the trailer up, and we bet they don’t take it down.