On-Camera Instant Review of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"

by Eric Melin on May 22, 2008

in Video Reviews


Moments after the final credits  stopped the first Indiana Jones movie in 18 years, Eric and J.D. turn on the camera and record their instant reaction. Not only did they screen “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” early, but the movie played at the Screenland Armour, a 1920s theater in Kansas City that has been newly restored to its old glory. It was a fitting debut for a cool, retro-designed theater. But how was the movie?

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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1 Alan Rapp May 22, 2008 at 12:25 pm

I had much more trouble with the lame crystal skull plot than you did. When wrting my review I actually graded a little harsher than my intitial reaction because almost of all of the good parts this time around rely on nostalgia of the earlier films which it hopes is enough to carry a really dumb plot, which Lara Croft wouldn’t even attempt, to the finish line, without adding anything of substance to the franchise. A fine summer popcorn flick, but a disappointment, far beyond the likes of Temple of Doom, for what could be Indy’s last adventure.

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2 Alan Rapp May 22, 2008 at 12:25 pm

I had much more trouble with the lame crystal skull plot than you did. When wrting my review I actually graded a little harsher than my intitial reaction because almost of all of the good parts this time around rely on nostalgia of the earlier films which it hopes is enough to carry a really dumb plot, which Lara Croft wouldn’t even attempt, to the finish line, without adding anything of substance to the franchise. A fine summer popcorn flick, but a disappointment, far beyond the likes of Temple of Doom, for what could be Indy’s last adventure.

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3 Reed August 8, 2009 at 4:44 pm

I’m with Alan. There were some good lines, but the Crystal Skull thing was silly. And I felt like they were just out of real ideas. It was like a re-tread rather than breaking some new ground (like they did so well in the third edition).

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4 Reed August 8, 2009 at 4:44 pm

I’m with Alan. There were some good lines, but the Crystal Skull thing was silly. And I felt like they were just out of real ideas. It was like a re-tread rather than breaking some new ground (like they did so well in the third edition).

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