Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Give 'em hell Indiana Jones! - Sallah
Set in 1969, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny stars Harrison Ford back in his iconic role of Indiana Jones, who sets out on a dangerous quest to find and recover the missing parts of a mystical artifact called Antikythera, an ancient dial built by Archimedes, which has the power to alter the fate of the world.
The movie starts with an intriguing opening, as Indy is once again on an adventure to retrieve a valuable historical artifact. The de-ageing technique was quite impressive, but as soon as there was lip movement, it felt a bit off.
The movie's storyline is engaging, blending elements of mystery and action, transporting the audience on a wild ride of adventure from start to finish. The movie is set in a familiar era, and the filmmakers have done an excellent job of capturing the look and feel of the time.
Harrison Ford's performance throughout the movie is one of the highlights of the film. Now in his eighties, Ford is still able to portray the legendary archaeologist with grace and aplomb. He once again shows the audience why he is the defining figure of the Indiana Jones franchise. Supporting cast members such as Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, and Boyd Holbrook's performances are also worth noting but weren’t as great as I was expecting them to be.
The film's action sequences are very well choreographed, achieving excellence in every aspect of an action movie. The hand-to-hand combat, chase sequences, and the movie’s set pieces give off a classic Indiana Jones feeling providing for an exciting movie-watching experience.
However, the movie's flaws include weak character development and poor pacing. The plot is hard to follow at times, as the story jumps from one scene to another, leaving the audience with vague details about the scenarios. For a movie that is just over two hours long, the sometimes slow pacing makes it drag on.
TSHC SCORE: 6.5/10
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is a fun watch especially because of its entertainment value and nostalgic appeal. While it may not be the best installment in the series, it remains a fun adventure that will satisfy your Indiana Jones craving.