“For what it’s worth, I went with a friend to see Indy 4 again today and I agreed with your post that it’s not a good idea to see it twice,” as film critic friend wrote on 5.31. “It’s far less charming on a second viewing. The second half is particularly leaden.
“Worst of all, now that I’ve really thought about it, is how cheap the skulls are. They look like plastic Halloween shell-out containers stuffed with tin foil. Would it have killed the mighty Lucasfilm empire to cough up the bucks for skulls that actually look like something valuable, maybe carved out of quartz or something? And those CGI gophers are unbelievably bad. How could Caddyshack make a puppet look real in 1980 but Lucasfilm can’t duplicate the feat in 2008?”