The Hollywood Reporter The Hollywood Reporter The Gold Rush

« Coupling | Main | Sore winner »

May 19, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Cannes Crush

81141982

The verdict is in from the critical swarm at Cannes that got a peek at the first "Indiana Jones" movie in nearly two decades: They like it, they really like it!

Well some do, while others are pointing up such problems as relentless over-the-top CGI and lack of charm. Brother blogger Steven Zeitchik is particularly tough on old Indy.

Oh, the hair splitting.

Here's the short code from processing a number of reviews of Sunday's premiere at Cannes: a wow beginning, a slow middle and an explosive ending. And Oscar winner Cate Blanchett rocks the house as a Russian villainess with a fierce bob.

Good inclusions: Karen Allen, giant Peruvian ants. On the other hand: aliens. Aliens?

Summer needs this movie, especially since Warner Bros.' "Speed Racer" tanked and Disney/Walden Media's "Narnia" sequel had a good but not spectacular opening this weekend. Can Indy snag the crystal skull and save the season? Hollywood -- and not just Lucas, Spielberg, et al -- is counting on it.

(Getty Images photo)

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
https://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451d69069e200e5523d97708833

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Indiana Jones and the Cannes Crush:

Comments

The comments to this entry are closed.


© 2010 The Hollywood Reporter. All rights reserved. Terms Of Use and Privacy Policy.