Pictures is estimating that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will rake in an estimated $151 million by the end of the day today.  That is with the projection of another $25 million in box office sale today.

Once tallies are in for the entire Memorial Day frame through Monday, the iconic adventure sequel will be measured against marks such as the $151.1 million tally posted by last year’s “Spider-Man 3” in a best-ever weekend opening.

Not bad for a 19 year old sequel, but according to many of you, the movie is awful.  We’ll have our own reactions this week on the Major Spoilers Podcast.



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  1. I think it is interesting how many of the critics reviews and opinions have changed from. I know that last Friday, one of the MSN reviews (All Movie Guide) had no stars and the review was not to mean, but kinda vague and not flattering. Now the review has been repeated and it has 4 stars. The original average of the three reviews was about 2 out of 5 stars, now it is 3.5 out of half.

    I friend went and saw it this weekend. I asked how it was, and he said he wished he had gone and seen Iron Man again instead. Myself, I will wait for the DVD.

  2. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any time this weekend to go see it (I took a nap on Saturday, instead).

    Part of that was because I didn’t want to join the large crowds that were, no doubt, going to show up on opening weeked (as evidenced by the piles of cash it raked it), and part of it was that I wanted to wait for the hype — both good and bad — to die down so I could just go see it and enjoy it.

    There’s been talk, since Cannes, that it isn’t that good. But, all of the people that I’ve talked to said it was entertaining (which is what a summer movie should be).

    It doesn’t have to be Iron Man. It shouldn’t be Iron Man. It’s a different genre. It’s a ‘throwback’ to a different age of movie-making. And, from what I hear, Lucas and Spielberg did a great job of capturing the same look and feel of the ‘old’ Indiana Jones movies so that, when you watch this sequel a decade from now, it doesn’t look like it came along 19 years later.

    I, for one, appreciate that.

    And, for my money, Indiana Jones needs to be first experienced on the big screen — then on DVD. You don’t get the same ‘feel’ for the music (which itself should be enough to draw you to the theatre), and running away from that giant boulder just isn’t the same when you’re watching it on the small screen.

  3. I liked it a lot, but was still disappointed a lot. George Lucas is at fault for all its weak points. I think Spielberg did the best he could with the script. The plot outline was good. Most of the first half of the movie was spot on. My major problem as well as the problem my wife had with the movie was the suspension of belief in the action sequences. There is a big one at the beginning and (3) at the end, you’ll know what I’m talking about if you’ve seen it. Also the prairie dogs scenes… needed? Appealing to the Jar Jar/Ewok crowd? The Tarzan stuff… ughhh!! This movie needed some script polishing… the plot decent… the script… too Phantom Menace/Lucas. He used to have the touch… and poor old George, no one can tell him straight up that some of this stuff is cheesy and doesn’t fly or is believable.

    Its a good time, but like I said disappointing. This movie could have stood with the other 3 for sure with just a few minor changes…

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