Phil's Quick Capsule Review
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
For about half the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull‘s runtime I was left wondering ” Why DID I dislike this so much first time around”.  After all, whilst it’s not perfect, Ford is giving it his all and the film has some fun moments (*the fridge aside obviously). And then the monkeys/ants/aliens bits arrived and I went”Ah THAT’S why”.  Look Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is not terrible it’s just a very below par Spielberg film (probably one of his weakest since The Lost World) with some of his flattest direction ever.    And if Spielberg is bored and doesn’t care why should we?

Best Bit: Urm… I guess the return of Marion.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Indiana Jones and the Raiders Of The Lost Arc, Indiana Jones and The Temple Of Doom, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade 


8 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...