‘Indiana Jones’ Reviews Bids ‘Dial of Destiny’ Goodbye
That little red line that travels around the globe when Indiana Jones is off on one of his adventures stopped right in the south of France, where Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
You cannot assume that the film is great just because it was selected to play at the most prestigious film festival in the world; Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Christian Skull premiered at Cannes as well, and we all remember how that happened. 15 years later, Indy is back in what has been described as his last film – at least with Harrison Ford in the title role – and the story of the beloved archaeologist on the verge of retirement and his ‘ fight again with the Nazis while they are on the way. some all-important artifact.
While Ford is back, along with longtime series writer John Williams, this is a first Indiana Jones not directed by Steven Spielberg, who decided to do this only while he was working on other projects. Without him, the film was directed by him Logan and Ford versus Ferrari director James Mangold.
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Those are some pretty big shoes to fill. So how did Mangold do instead of Spielberg? Well, according to the critics at Cannes who were the first to see Dial of Destiny, the film is a fitting farewell to the character. Some early reviews call it a “thrilling” ride, while others say it’s “a delightful mix of action, humor and emotion.” “
There aren’t a ton of reviews yet, so we’ll have to wait until more people see it for a more complete picture, but the response so far has been very positive. If nothing else, it gets better reviews than Kingdom of the Christian Skull received Here is a selection of the Dial of Destiny impressions from Cannes…
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is scheduled to open in theaters on June 30.
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