A tongue in cheek look at Indiana Jones

Tongue in Cheek

Firstly. Yes. I did enjoy “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”. In my original article (now lost to editing hell) I was perhaps a bit too harsh about a few elements, but I did think it was a good enjoyable summer movie.

But even saying that, I still hate the CGI, the nuclear fridge (something that has now spawned its own viral), the gophers, the swinging Indy Jones Junior. And it seems looking around the Internet most people tend to agree.

So, I thought I’d list some notable parodies I’ve seen around the Internet. Some of them are fun, some of them are just plain dumb. But if you can take a joke, and have a sense of humor then you’ll enjoy these – otherwise, look away now. Continue reading

Review – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones

An enjoyable summer action-adventure romp.

[NOTE: Edited on 26 May 2008: Removing spoilers]

Its been 18 years since the last “Indiana Jones” movie, and the one question everyone has is, “is it worth the wait”?” Yes, and no.

Set in the “red-scare” era of 1950’s America, Doctor Jones is forced by Russian agents (replacing the cartoon Nazi agents) to help them raid a top secret US warehouse housing artifacts and in the process helps them recover a highly secretive artifact, one that resembles a Crystal skull. Continue reading

Retro classics: Supercars (Amiga)

SuperCars

I recently found that Supercars, that classic Amiga, PC and Atari classic available online to play via EasyRetro.

Although the game is a bit buggy, for example – on one level you’re stuck in a tunnel complex and there’s no way out. However, it certainly brought back childhood memories of buying forward rockets / backwards rockets and trying to deal with that slimy car sales person too.

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Forbidden Kingdom: Movie Review

Forbidden Kingdom Movie Review

General cinema fans will be impressed, but hardcore fans will be disappointed.

Although I don’t usually fall for movie hype, I must admit the hype for the “Jackie and Jet project” was something that I eagerly awaiting for.

For the past few months I’ve been blogging articles about the fabled “Jackie and Jet” project, “The Forbidden Kingdom”, asking myself all sorts of questions, What kind of duel role the two legends of action would have? Would Jackie break the mould and star as a villain? Would the Jackie and Jet fight be a throwback to the fights of the late 80s? Was this “Jackie and Jet project” going to be their answer to Donnie Yen’s superb “SPL” and “Flashpoint”?

For the first time in their respective careers, both Jackie Chan and Jet Li star in this eagerly awaiting movie pairing. Directed by Rob Minkoff, the movie is based upon the classic Chinese fable “Monkey” and is a fantasy-action-adventure movie that takes ideas from Jet Li’s “Hero” as well as the world-wide smash, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”. Continue reading