The trailer for the new Indiana Jones movie The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has me counting down the days until its release.
On May 22, the adventure will continue when Harrison Ford reprises his title role and teams up with Shia LaBeouf as Mutt Wiliams (Mutt? Really?) in search of what else, the Crystal Skull.
What is the Crystal Skull? Your guess is as good as mine. But according to Wikipedia, as models of the human skull made entirely of quartz, crystal skulls are believed by some to have supernatural powers, including healing.
While the trailer gives us little insight into the plot of the movie, it is no less exciting. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing Jones swing back into action (literally if you watch the trailer) regardless of the specific plot. After all, I haven’t been disappointed by Indiana Jones to date.
Also returning for the fourth installment in the Indiana Jones franchise is Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, Jones’ squeeze from the first movie.
Joining the cast is Cate Blanchett as Agent Irina Spalko. Could she be a love interest for LaBeouf or a force to be reckoned with? Also making an appearance is John Hurt as Abner Ravenwood. Isn’t that Marion’s dead dad?
Missing from the film are Jones’s dad Henry (Sean Connery) and curator Dr. Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliott), according to imdb.com. Let’s hope the additions can make of for these absences because Henry and Brody will be missed.
Although the parentage of LaBeouf’s character is still being debated (a Variety article says yes, a Vanity Fair article says no), you have to wonder if the name Mutt is a reference to Indy being named after a dog.
I just recently rewatched the trilogy with my aunt who had never seen the movies. The Last Crusade remains my favorite film. But after seeing the trailer, I have hopes of Crystal Skull. May can’t get here soon enough.