Ah, Dessert! Chilled Monkey Brains.
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Every once in a while a movie comes along that touches the hearts of millions, uniting the globe in the common cause of American domination of international entertainment conglomerates. One of those films is now upon us – we’re just three days away from the movie event of the decade. To your undoubted surprise, I’m not talking about the Bergmanesque What Happens in Vegas. I’m referring instead to the likely indy sensation (hahaha) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Psych! Maybe not.
Though her full review won’t be published for another two days, the revered Manohla Dargis of the New York Times had this to say about the film in her weekend Cannes roundup:
“I was bored out of my mind while watching the movie, which makes me think that Steven Spielberg was terribly bored while directing it. But that’s a germ of an idea that I would like to actually contemplate for a few days.”
The film has received a host of mild to ecstatically positive reviews though, including a rave from Roger Ebert. While I’m often a fan of Mr. Ebert, I should remind fair readers that he also wrote this review.