Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a really fun movie. There is non-stop action from literally the first two seconds of the movie until the credits at the end. Sure, it's one of the most incredibly unbelievable movies you'll probably ever see. When I found myself gaping at the absurdity at certain points during the movie, it made things easier for me to whisper to myself, "Calm down, Wes. That is not a normal man that just survived a nuclear blast at point blank range inside of a refrigerator and then, after being hurled through the air for miles, crawled out of it unscathed ... that's Indiana Jones," and then it was all right.
The whole deal with the aliens was a little corny -- Area 51, crazy scientist, the works. Lucky for the producers there were enough explosions (roughly every 5 to 7 seconds) to distract. The movie takes place during the Cold War. There are lots of CIA and men in black running around poking in on things here and there.
The main bad guys are a group of Russian terrorists with psychic warfare on the mind. The aliens come into play in achieving this goal.
The whole idea is a little far-fetched, but then again if it weren't, it really would not tie in with the rest of the movie.
The plot is relatively simple, Indiana Jones is kidnapped by the Russian terrorists and forced to find a body of one of the aliens from the crash site at Roswell. Once Indy escapes thanks to lots of shooting and exaggerated whip use, it is basically a mad dash to the City of Gold. In the city there is supposed to be the key to controlling the minds of everyone in the world and as always, lots of treasure.
Jones and his crack team of about three people, four at times, are forced to take on a large group of Russian terrorists throughout their entire journey.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a great movie to watch with your friends. It's definitely a lot of fun for everyone. Four stars.