Indiana Jones first cracked his whip in 1981, with Raiders of the Lost Ark. Almost three decades later, he's back at it in The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. "Same old, same old," he mutters at one point in the film. He's right. More of the same careening car chases, creepy bugs, stereotypical baddies, wise cracks in the face of death, even the same love interest from 27 years ago. And another supernatural artifact at the center of it all.
Same old, same old. And we love it. This guide will help you consider some of the themes of Indiana Jones, such as knowledge, mystery, and nostalgia.
• Movie Summary
• Discussing the Scenes
—Knowledge: "I want to know everything."
—Mystery: "We don't want to go that way."
(Exodus 33:12–23; Colossians 2:2–3)
—Nostalgia: "Not as easy as it used to be."
• As the Credits Roll
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Paramount, 2008), rated PG-13.
Photo © Paramount Pictures
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