Vague Praise (OR Is that good?)

Not sure if you’ve heard, but there’s a new Indiana Jones movie. I haven’t seen it, and don’t really plan to (at least, not until it’s on DVD and something reminds me to add it to my NetFlix queue). I’m really only aware of its existence because ESPN is showing a barrage of commercials for it (including some questionable cross-promotional stuff) during the Eastern Conference Finals.

All of this is to introduce one of the quoted reviews in one of the commercials. It goes something like this: “This is the Indiana Jones we’ve been waiting for”

Um… ok. Does that mean that it’s the one after the last one? Have we been waiting for it for 20 years since Last Crusade, and it has finally arrived? If so, does that speak to its quality at all?

Or, have we been waiting for it because, ever since Raiders we’ve been thinking to ourselves “Man, this would be so much cooler if Indiana Jones were in his sixties”? Is that why Temple of Doom was so bad?

Needless to say, I guess I’m waiting for something…  I just doubt its Indiana Jones


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