Star power

Sequel proves that Indy's still got it after all these years

Review B+

May 22, 2008|By Michael Sragow | Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic

Look into the eyes of the Crystal Skull and you learn the secrets of the universe. Look into the eyes of Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones and you learn the secret of star power.

When Soviet super-agent Irina Splanko (Cate Blanchett) forces the dashing archaeologist to lock orbs with her unholy treasure, the irresistible force of the Skull meets the impenetrable object of Indy's brain. Ford brings off this close encounter with the unflappable humor and strength he has brought to each episode of this cheerfully outlandish series.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Paramount). Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone, Jim Broadbent, John Hurt. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Rated PG-13 for adventure violence and scary images. Time 122 minutes.

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