Tuesday, June 3, 2008


I went to see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull yesterday at the movie theater that shows English language movies. It was also a public holiday here, so it was the perfect occasion for an outing into the city. I won't give away anything about the movie other than to say that it was a perfectly decent action/adventure movie. Two things struck me, however. The first thing that I thought when I saw Cate Blanchett as the evil Russian scientist is that she'd make a good Romulan. Also, was anyone else bothered by the fact that gold is not magnetic? With all the ridiculous and impossible things in the movie, this was the one that I just couldn't get past. Still, it was an entertaining movie, worth seeing eventually if you've already seen the first three.


Anonymous said...

Just involve aliens, and you can throw earth facts out the window... or at least I think that's what they were hoping.

Working Title said...

Didn't Indy himself point out that gold isn't exactly magnetic? And that gunpowder isn't, either?

But surely, in a world where the Lost Ark is kept in a box next to a bomb test field, and Shea Leboeuf can do the liana thing, nothing is quite impossible ;-)