Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny film reviewed by Mark Kermode (video).

Our man of man movies, Mark Kermode, sits down to examine the Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny movie. Watch his thoughts above.

Hold onto your fedoras and crack that whip, folks! The world’s most dashing archaeologist is back in action, and he’s not letting a few gray hairs slow him down. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is the rollicking fifth and final installment in the Indiana Jones franchise, and Harrison Ford is at the helm once again, even if his hat might be a bit worn out by now.

Directed by James Mangold, this action-packed adventure leaps through time from the dusty plains of 1944 to the groovy vibes of 1969. But hey, what’s a couple of decades to a man who’s faced off against the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail? This time, Indy’s not just battling Nazis – he’s up against Jürgen Voller, a Nazi-turned-NASA scientist with an evil plan to twist history itself! With his estranged goddaughter Helena Shaw in tow, Indy races to unearth a relic that could change the course of history – Archimedes’ Dial, which is basically a cosmic GPS for time.

But before you get too excited, remember to mourn the absence of Steven Spielberg’s directing and George Lucas’s writing; they’ve hung up their hats and are serving as executive producers. The film also bids a nostalgic welcome back to John Rhys-Davies and Karen Allen reprising their iconic roles as Sallah and Marion Ravenwood. The fresh blood of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, and Mads Mikkelsen join in to keep the treasure hunting shenanigans going.

And here’s the tea on what the critics say: the fans are loving the nostalgia, but the critics are a mixed bag. While Empire Magazine gave it four out of five stars, praising Ford’s performance and Mangold’s robust action scenes, others felt that the movie fell short of the legendary status of its predecessors. It’s like that last cookie in the jar – it might not be the freshest, but you’re still going to enjoy it.


Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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