Monday, May 26, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Willing Suspension of Disbelief to account for an even more Dubious Hypothesis

Yeah, ok, whatever, the movie wasn't supposed to be an accurate portrayal of pre-Columbian history, or physics, or Russians, or what happens when an atomic bomb goes off...but damn did Cate Blanchett look good in that Russian worksuit, with her high black boots and--for the love of all that is good and holy--a rapier. As in a sword. She had pistols and a Kalashnikov at various points in the movie too, and all I can say is that if her character wanted to work me over, I'd go red in a second and never look back. Ahem. It was a pretty good film all the same; an early summer movie to go see when your brain is on overdrive from all the sudden stimulation of the scenery outside (warmth! sun! flowers, leaves, shorts! hormones!) or as a Memorial Day escape from the drudgery of your 9-to-5 job, when you realize that your kids are going to get 3 months off "work," while you're going to toil away like a drone year round until you retire or die. Wow, I'm just a little ray of sunshine today. Anyway, to recap--Movie: good. Overall believability: bad. Cate Blanchett: arousing. There you go.

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