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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (movie review)

Harrison Ford and Sean Connery. In the same movie. On an adventure. What more could you ask for? Sure, Connery isn’t exactly playing James Bond in this movie, but then, Indiana Jones kinda is James Bond already, so we’re set on that front. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade has it all.

I know there are lots of folks out there who prefer Raiders of the Lost Ark, but I’m a Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade man. This movie has everything that the other Indy movies and Sean Connery! As Indy’s father, Connery’s character provides the perfect foil for Indy. They’re both intelligent, serious men, but at the same time, have gone about their life’s work in the same field in complete different ways. Dr. Henry Jones, Senior, was never the sort of man. From their very first scene together, we learn that just because they’re father and son and both archaeologists doesn’t mean they see eye to eye on how to do things.

Immediately, we learn who Dr Jones Senior is – he’s shocked by Indy gunning Nazis down. Sure, they were probably going to kill the Jones boys after they got what they wanted from them and killing them was the only way to escape, but Nazis or not, it’s still murder. Hey, he’s Indiana Jones and if you even suggest that you’re going to try to murder him, he’ll murder you first. PERIOD. That’s how that character works. What we learn in that scene is that is NOT how Dr Jones Senior works and that’s why the movie works so well. The dynamic between the characters is perfect, so you care about what happens to them – not just do they live, but you care about the relationship between them. What I’m saying is, this movie does a great job of making you care, and that’s what a good movie does.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade has the best blend of comedy and action I’ve ever seen in a movie. Check this out:

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When I say this movie has it all, I mean it. Seriously. Hitler is in this movie.

See what I mean? Hitler is in this movie and it’s hilarious. How bizarrely awesome is that?

I could show clips from every scene in the movie, but really, just go sit down and watch it if you never have, and even if you’ve seen it a million times, watch it again. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade has a manic pace that never lets up. It’s got action, comedy, romance, drama, adventure… again, it has everything, and it’s a damn near perfect movie that I’d re-watch at the drop of a hat. I give it a 9.5 out of 10 – this is my favorite Indy movie and one of my favorites of all time.

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About Jamie Insalaco

Jamie Insalaco is the author of CreativeJamie.com and BomberBanter.com

Posted on April 9, 2014, in movie reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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