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Indy IV Rumblings….

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Reviews are trickling through for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and for the most part seem to skew to the negative side.

What good could come from this news, you say?  Well, after skimming them to avoid spoilers, I’ve noticed that all the people who went to see this one wanted it to be the next “Raiders”….like it’s the holy grail (no pun intended) of all the Indy films….

The pecking order they have say that Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was the worst, when I easily rank that one as my favorite, with Raiders a close second, and Temple of Doom a very close third.  By that account, I think I may enjoy this more, because if they hate “Last Crusade”, then they clearly have a different Indy movie taste.

Number 2….they say in at least one review that this could be the “Die Hard 4” of the franchise…Well, considering Die Hard 4 was my favorite of the Die Hards…despite it being taken to a PG-13 rating, which was still not the best idea….I think that I could be in for a treat. I had A LOT of fun at Die Hard 4, and now I’m itching to see Indy 4 and see if this trend continues.

So I say bring on even more negative, whiny reviews…..They just make me realize how much I’ll actually enjoy this one…..

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Written by flutieman07

May 9, 2008 at 1:15 am

Drive- “Pilot” Recap

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So did anyone else enjoy the ride tonight on Drive?  I’m always hesitant going into a show that’s been so highly promoted.  After the way The Nine started on ABC, with all those critics saying it was “the best thing on television”, I was wary that this was another situation like that.

….Man, was this so not that kind of show.  After the first 5 minutes, I was totally into the show.  It starts off with Tully (Nathan Fillon, who’s awesome in this role!) racing against another driver down a busy highway….Lots of action…..Anyway, the music coupled with the awesome racing/car chase stuff was spot-on awesome.  I don’t think I’ve thought an old F-150 was a badass looking car, but they do a good job of pulling it off.

There’s a lot of twists and turns throughout the episode that kept me entertained….The show has the whole Lost dynamic, with the mysterious people behind the race (should we call them “The Others”?), but it moves along at a much faster pace… Most all the characters are entertaining as well….I never really connected with the housewives car….

And how cool is it to see the guy from American Graffiti ?  He’s actually quite convincing, and I’m wondering what role he’s going to play in all this…clearly, he reports to someone above him…But who?   One of the many questions left.

I won’t spoil the cliffhanger-ish ending they had, but man was it cool…..I’m looking forward to continuing this ride tomorrow night when Drive moves to it’s permanent timeslot at 8/7c, in the place of the recently departed Prison Break……

Written by flutieman07

April 15, 2007 at 9:09 pm

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