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Almost 19 years after the release of
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
, director Steven Spielberg and producer George Lucas exhume their globe-trotting archaeologist for another crack of the whip. It's now 1957, and Professor Jones (Harrison Ford) is bundled out of a car boot with his cockney sidekick "Mac" (Ray Winstone). After an explosive and chilling opening at a nuclear test site in the Nevada desert, Indy's latest quest begins via an exhilarating motorbike chase through a university campus. The sought-after prize is the fabled Crystal Skull of Akator and, this being the Cold War era, the baddies are the Soviets, led by Cate Blanchett (who clearly would have made a great Bond villain). Then it's all aboard for more of the same Saturday matinée thrills that helped make the franchise so successful: a multi-vehicle pursuit through the Amazon jungle; giant ants; umpteen secret passageways; and even alien visitors. Though exhausting and relentless, it's hard to dislike, thanks to Ford's weary charm, his leather-jacketed new wingman Shia LaBeouf, and an emphasis on pleasingly "old school" stuntwork.
The globe-trotting archaeologist teams up with a rebellious teenager who draws him into a search in the Amazon jungle for a mysterious artefact of untold power. But their quest is hindered by Soviet agents, who also want the fabled object for an altogether more sinister purpose. Action adventure sequel, updating the series to a Cold War setting, starring Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone and John Hurt.
Cast & Crew
Col Dr Irina Spalko
George `Mac' McHale
Professor Harold Oxley
Dean Charles Stanforth
Some violence and swearing.
DVD and Blu-ray
23 May 2008
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