Saturday, December 2, 2023

'#SpoilerFree #Review: #IndianaJones and the Dial of Destiny makes for a wonderful finale and is perfect for #Christmas #2023HolidayGiftGuide #spon #entertainment

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This holiday season, movie buffs will have the opportunity to have the final movie of one of the most iconic, epic adventure movies added to their collection. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is the final movie in the series. What's even more amazing is how long Harrison For has been playing the character of Indiana Jones! The initial movie debuted in 1981. My goodness, this whole epic adventure has spanned over 4 decades!

Harrison Ford returns to the role of the legendary hero archaeologist for this highly anticipated final installment of the iconic franchise-- a big, globe-trotting, rip-roaring cinematic adventure. Starring alongside Ford are Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”), Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots: The Last Wish), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Shaunette Renée Wilson (Black Panther), Thomas Kretschmann (Das Boot), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Olivier Richters (Black Widow), Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange) and newcomer Ethann Isidore. Directed by James Mangold (Logan, Walk the Line) and written by Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and David Koepp and James Mangold, based on characters created by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman, the film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel, with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers. John Williams, who has scored each Indy adventure since the original Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, has returned once again to compose the score.

Indiana Jones' movies are always all about adventure and a certain aspect of doom and gloom and of course, heroes! Well, what good adventure movie doesn't have a good guy and bad guy, right? Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny will be available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD December 5th with bonus features, which we'll delve into below.

Check out the trailer:
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Helena Shaw
Antonio Banderas as Renaldo
John Rhys-Davies as Sallah
Shaunette Renée Wilson as Mason
Thomas Kretschmann as Colonel Weber
Toby Jones as Basil Shaw
Boyd Holbrook as Klaber
Olivier Richters as Hauke
Ethann Isidore as Teddy Kumar
Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Jürgen Voller

Honestly, it's been so long since I watched some of the other Indiana Jones' movies, I really feel the need to binge watch the earlier predecessors too. However, even if you don't, you'll find Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny just as fun to follow along with as a standalone movie.

There are so many differnet flashbacks to the past yet it was not difficult to follow along. You really have to marvel how much CG has come along these days... young Harrison Ford and well, honestly at 81 years of age, the guy is spry. Even more notable though is the details in the movie. We really don't put much thought into it when you're watching the movie, but with the different timelines and eras, my goodness, a ton of work goes into designing the costumes and making it look authentic. Just check it out in the special feature film below:

Bonus Features include:
*The Making of Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny
-Chapter 1 – Prologue – Travel back to 1944 as this featurette all that goes into thrilling opening of Dial of Destiny!
-Chapter 2 – New York – Another beautifully created jump back in time to 1969 Manhattan for the Moon Parade chase.
-Chapter 3 – Morocco
-Chapter 4 – Sicily – More adventure awaits, this time, underwater.
-Chapter 5 – Finale – Learn about the thrilling climax to the Indiana Jones series.
*Score Only Version of the Movie

For me personally, I loved both the adventure aspects of the movie and the geekier portions of the movie. Indiana Jones makes science look cool which totally appealed to me. I loved how they had to solve puzzles to find the next piece, to get to the next location and so forth. Add in a dash of danger, travel, and strong-willed characters...and well, you have yourself a compelling final movie in the Indiana Jones series. Plus, it would make a smashing Christmas present for any movie buff or Indiana Jones' fan!

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Spoiler-free Review

Feature Run Time: 154 Minutes

Rating: PG-13

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Anonymous said...[Reply]

Great suggestion to gift Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. As the final film in the long series - this is perfect for my brother-in-law!


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