Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Critics Find Treasure and Folly...


Well, the Genie is out of the bottle and the reviews are pouring in...

They're mostly positive(except for The Hollywood Reporter) and should give most Indy fans a sigh of relief that this, at the very least won't turn into another "Phantom Menace"...

Here's the roll call...

First, the trades:

Variety

The Hollywood Reporter

And let's not forget the newspapers, starting with Tinsel Town's own famous newspaper:

The Los Angeles Times

Or how about the Chicago Sun Times very own "Uber-Critic", Roger Ebert:

Ebert

Then there is the Gray Lady herself:

The New York Times

Then there is the website reviews:

Salon

Cinematical

Our friends over at "Ain't It Cool News" have given their thoughts:

Harry

Moriarty

Quint

Massawyrm

Capone

Garth Franklin over at "Dark Horizons also post his thoughts:

Garth

And then there's the Disneysytric "Jim Hill Media"' and its take on the film:

Jim Hill

Blue Sky Disney's review of the film will/should be up later this week, btw.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I look forward to your review!

Anonymous said...

The critics didn't exactly "thrash" Phantom Menace, either.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/star_wars_episode_i_the_phantom_menace/

We'll all see come this weekend whether or not the critics were "right." Remember, they hated Speed Racer and many of us loved it ;)

Anonymous said...

I highly recommend posting a link to Roger Ebert's review at rogerebert.com. Very concise and insightful (not that I have seen the movie yet). Plus, he's a big fan of Raiders, such as yourself, Honor. It's part of his Great Movies list. So it's nice to hear his thoughts on how each of the films relate to one another.

PS. Love your blog!

Honor Hunter said...

Done and done, Roger... uhmm... I mean anonymous.

scissorhands said...

Why didn't you do the same for Prince Caspian?

Have you any interest in it?
Will you go to see it?

Anonymous said...

Honor hates Jesus.

Honor Hunter said...

I'm seeing it later this week, scissorhands...

Anonymous said...

Dude, he doesn't have to do this for a film he doesn't want to. It's his blog, he can post whatever he wants. I obsess over Disneyland crap, and while I likely wont see Prince Caspian till DVD, I'm freaking out over Indiana Jones. Who wouldn't be? Sheesh!

Helio said...

Why aren't you talking about how good Disney's own Prince Caspian was? It's disappointing that such a good movie like Narnia has been overshadowed by all the big May premieres like Sex and the City and Indy. Oh well. I hope they make the next Narnia film regardless of the underwhelming box office numbers.

Spokker said...

I've only seen Raiders of the Lost Ark and while I enjoyed it and appreciate the cultural significance, I must say that I am one of the few not excited for this film. I love the ride however.

zach said...

Honor,

Where is your review?! I've been desperately waiting since Tuesday!

I look forward to hearing your view of the film. Hopefully the silence isn't due to a disappoitment-induced coma. Thanks.

Honor Hunter said...

Sorry, the review hasn't been posted because of server issues...

Hopefully I'll have it up later tonight or early tomorrow.

scissorhands said...

Can't wait, but we want a Prince Caspian (hopefully positive) review too... ;P

gnrl said...

Yes ...Yes.... Please, Review "Caspian" a.s.a.p

Don't forget about other good movies like Narnia amidst all the Indy craze!

Anonymous said...

Narnia’s correlation to “other good movies” is entirely personal opinion. Personally, I didn’t find it all that good. It was better than the first film though (but then that isn’t really saying much).

Spokker said...

Narnia is awful compared to Pan's Labyrinth. Now THAT is a real fantasy movie.

You'd do yourself well to skip the new Narnia and rent Pan's Labyrinth instead. If you have kids, it's rated R, but I think over 14-year-olds could handle it depending on their maturity level.

It really is a wonderful movie and puts the Harry Potters, Narnias, and all those other kid's movies to shame.

Anonymous said...

It turned into another Phantom Menace, anyway, didn't it? And you're among the voices trying to help that along.

Because thirty-somthing whining babies can't stand the fact that they aren't ten anymore, they attack an entertaining film like "Kingdom" or "Phantom Menace". Wake up. Most people like both films. It's only sad people like you who attack them.