Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
(USA, 2008, 122 minutes)
In 1957, adventurer archaeologist Indiana Jones is drawn into the search for the mythical lost Inca city of Akator when Marion Ravenwood's son comes to ask for his help in saving his mother. Belated and long-awaited fourth instalment in the series; more spirited old-fashioned adventure, full of winks to the previous episodes, but letdown by a slightly jarring sci-fi angle towards the end.
Paramount Pictures presents a Lucasfilm production. Starring Harrison Ford; Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent, Igor Jijikine; and Shia LaBeouf. Directed by Steven Spielberg; produced by Frank Marshall; screenplay by David Koepp, based on a story by George Lucas and Jeff Nathanson, and on characters created by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman; music by John Williams; director of photography (Technicolor, Panavision), Janusz Kaminski; production designer, Guy Hendrix Dyas; costume designers, Mary Zophres, Bernie Pollack; film editor, Michael Kahn; visual effects supervisor, Pablo Helman.