May 22, 2008

Indy IV - Thumbs Up - - **NOW WITH HOWDY DOODY UPDATE***

Just came back from "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull". Let me say I went in veeeeerrrry skeptical.

Was pleasantly surprised. Even the presence of Shia LaPoof (or whatever his name is) exceeded expectations.

But honestly, if I were to put my finger on a major factor for this one and the original being my favorites of the franchise:

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Karen Allen

She's just got "it". Robbo and I got into it a while back over the "Indy girls" and I stand by my position. She has by far the best chemistry with Harrison Ford and really adds value to whatever scene she's in. Sorry Robbo, you can keep your blonde hussy.

"You Have Chosen....Poorly" Yips! from Robbo:

The allure of Karen Allen continues to escape me. She has ordinary looks. She has no grace. (And don't say she has some grace - either one has grace or one does not.) Just doesn't light my pilot-light. Whatever "it" is, I just don't especially want it.

No, all in all I'm sticking mit my Austrian Fräulein:


"Ja, I can make Robbo as giddy as der schoolboy."

Posted by Gary at May 22, 2008 08:23 PM | TrackBack

Visiting relatives in Alexandria, on Wendell Dr. 'Prox where are you on GW Pkwy?

Not like I'd like to stalk youse guys or anythin'

(Got stuck in downtown DC and the trusty GPS sent us all the way down GWP from Lincoln memorial through old town Alexandria)

Posted by: TG Snedecor at May 22, 2008 09:08 PM

Thanks for not spoiling it for me; we're taking the younglings to see it tomorrow.

Posted by: GroovyVic at May 23, 2008 10:24 AM

Karen Allen...

The line forms right behind me...thank you very much!

Freckles, check...husky voice, check...twinkle in eye, check...


Posted by: Browndog at May 23, 2008 11:56 AM

The most charitable thing I say is she's rather plain with an on-screen personality that just grates my nerves. Her presence in the movie may be the one thing that keeps me from paying to see it.

Posted by: Mike at May 23, 2008 01:17 PM

I'd much rather be like Karen, who is so *shiny*!

The rest of you can hang out in bars or fly solo to the theatre hoping for the blond to notice you, but in the timeless words of En Vogue, "you're never gonna get it."

Karen will chase off to the ends of the earth with you.

Posted by: tee bee at May 23, 2008 01:51 PM

The "LaPoof" thing made me laugh.

Posted by: bobgirrl at May 23, 2008 03:32 PM

I'll have to join the line forming behind Karen Allen, who does indeed have "it" ("it" being, of course, an indefinable and wholly subjective quality). Not that Fraulein Nazi-Schtupper is actually deformed or anything.

On a completely different topic, an article from the UK that might be of interest to you cameloids.

Posted by: utron at May 23, 2008 06:21 PM

Ever since she was Katy in Animal House, Karen Allen has always projected that "OK, drop 'em right here and let's get it on" vibe. Fraulein Nazi-Schtupper looks like far too much work for too little reward that ends up given on her terms. Marion/Karen Allen comes across as actually enjoying it and letting things go to areas not sanctioned by most major religions.

Posted by: Captain Ned at May 23, 2008 09:28 PM

Karen Allen projects a smart girl who is a lot of fun. The Blonde screams "high maintenance for little reward"

Posted by: kmr at May 24, 2008 06:27 AM

Money quotes from the original movie:

Marion: "I was young-I was in love!"
Indy: "You knew what you were doing."


Marion: "You really know how to show a girl a good time."

Posted by: LMC at May 24, 2008 07:35 AM

KMR, I think you summed it up better then I ever could.

It begs the question - with whom would you rather grow old?

I don't think there's any contest.

Posted by: Gary at May 24, 2008 10:21 PM

I'm in the karen allen/marion ravenwood camp. She's got all-american girl-next-door appeal.

Posted by: Barry at May 25, 2008 07:19 AM