Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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Year of Release: 1989

Genre: Action/Adventure

Related to/Remake of: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

Music By: John Williams

Starring: Harrison Ford (as Indiana Jones/Henry Jones, Jr.), Sean Connery (as Henry Jones, Sr.)

Basic Plot: After learning that his father has disappeared, Indiana Jones, professor of archeology and obtainer of rare antiquities, agrees to journey to Venice and continue in the efforts to track down the location of the Holy Grail, his father’s obsession.  Soon, he learns that his old enemies, the Nazis, are also on the trail of the Grail…

Rating (Out of 4): 3

Pros: Wonderful father/son dynamic between adventurous Indy and his stuffy dad.  Connery shines as the elder Jones, and it’s good to see Elliott and Rhys-Davies back in their roles from Raiders.  Some very exciting and creative action sequences.  River Phoenix perfectly captures the look, speech, and mannerisms of young Indiana Jones.

Cons: Not exactly a 100% original concept, this movie contains several scenes that may be viewed by some as a callback to the original Jones’ adventure.

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