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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Movie Review and Rating of all Movies

Blog and Video Description: In this episode of the Mattacritic, I will be reviewing and analyzing Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny that is currently in theaters. I will go over several topics in this review. The movie will start off with Indiana Jones back in the 1940’s fighting the Nazis trying to stop them from acquiring a piece of archaeology that will make them invincible. It will lead to an epic battle for this device which most of the movie will take place in 1969. I will give you my rating at the end of this review. I will also let you know how I rate each movie in the franchise from first to last at the end of this review.


YouTube Video Description: In this episode of the Mattacritic, I will be reviewing and analyzing Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny that is currently in theaters. I will go over several topics in this review. The movie will start off with Indiana Jones back in the 1940’s fighting the Nazis trying to stop them from acquiring a piece of archaeology that will make them invincible. It will lead to an epic battle for this device which most of the movie will take place in 1969. I will give you my rating at the end of this review. I will also let you know how I rate each movie in the franchise from first to last at the end of this review.



Hello everyone, welcome to the Mattacritc. This is Matthew Hemenway. In this episode of the Mattacritic, I will be reviewing and analyzing Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny that is currently in theaters. I will go over several topics in this review. The movie will start off with Indiana Jones back in the 1940’s fighting the Nazis trying to stop them from acquiring a piece of archaeology that will make them invincible. It will lead to an epic battle for this device which most of the movie will take place in 1969. I will give you my rating at the end of this review. I will also let you know how I rate each movie in the franchise from first to last at the end of this review.

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Spoiler Warning: This review may contain spoilers. If you do not want to be spoiled, do not continue, but if you do not care, then continue. Thank you.

This movie starts off with the Disney symbol with Lucasfilm and the Paramount symbol as well. To be honest, I was not sure if they would have the Paramount symbol, but it is good that they did. The first four movies were done with Paramount, and it only makes sense that this one should be as well.

As was mentioned before, Indiana Jones stole the dial of destiny from the Nazis, and later has it taken back to the college he teaches at to keep it safe. Indiana Jones wakes up in 1969 in his underwear watching TV. He is a shell of his former shelf. He does not look like that Indiana Jones of the past. This makes sense as he has gotten older. He is probably in his 70’s. To point out this fact, in 1912 in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, he was probably between 14 and 16 when he was stealing the cross of Coronado from the people that were going to keep it for themselves.

Indiana Jones bangs on the door with the baseball bat telling one of his neighbors that this is a workday. The guy tells him it is 8:00 AM and that it is not that early in the morning. Indiana tells him, it is a workday, but as he points it out, so what? There are Easter Eggs in Indiana Jones’ apartment as it has the picture of Jesus on the cross that his father had when they were looking for the holy grail. That is one obvious Easter Egg that was in this movie.

Indiana Jones later gets visited by Helena that wants to find the dial of destiny. According to Helena that this dial was created by Archimedes and that it can travel in time. Her father wanted Indiana Jones to destroy it, but he did not. Could the device be destroyed? That is the big question. Who knows at this point?

Indiana Jones later has colleagues get killed by the Nazis who were posing as FBI agents trying to get their hands on the dial of destiny. He later gets framed for their deaths. This is very similar to when Harrison Ford starred in the Fugitive when he got framed for killing his wife in that movie. Ironically, the Fugitive is 30 years old. That movie came out in 1993. It is hard to believe that the movie is 30 years old.

The scene where Indiana Jones escapes with the horse in the Subway in NYC is funny as you would not expect a horse to go in a Subway and run on the train tracks like it did. It made sense as it is the only way he could escape from the Nazis that were posing as FBI agents trying to get the dial of destiny. Helena stole it as she was taking it to be sold at a black-market auction. The device was split in two and you had to find the other half and put it back together for it to work.

The movie will have a map that is unique to Indiana Jones. The map they use so that you can know where he goes on his adventures to find the pieces he is looking for. This was good that this was there, so the viewer got the experience he or she was looking for.

The movie will take the viewer through epic chase sequences as Helena with her partner whose name is Teddy and Indiana Jones are trying to get the piece back from the Nazis that stole it so they can use it to back in time. The one called Dr. Voller wants to use it to go back to 1939, so that he can kill Hitler and become Fuher instead. He wants to be the one to call the shots instead of Hitler. Indiana asks if he was still a Nazi, the answer was yes.

The movie will have the feel of the archaeology adventure that the viewer expects to see unlike what happened in the Kingdom of Crystal Skull. This makes sense that viewers are hesitant to see this movie because of the Kingdom of Crystal Skull but give this movie a chance. This movie will redeem the Kingdom of Crystal Skull and will have the feeling that was mentioned in this review.

This movie will end up in Syracuse, Sicily where the other half is. There is a scene on the water where there are eels in the water. Teddy was saying, eels are like snakes. This was going to his fear of Snakes, which is classic since the first movie of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

As not to be revealed, nothing more will be revealed here. It does bring the viewer to the climax of this movie. It will not set up another movie in the franchise.

I will give you, my rating. I give Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny a 10 out 10. It was fun and it ended the way the viewer would have liked. The movie will be the fun adventure that you would expect it to be. Indiana will retire from his job as a college professor and archeologist. He is in his 70’s and this makes sense for him to retire. A person gets to that point, where they say they have done enough, and you do not want to work forever. Sometimes, it is good for there to be fresh blood. Of course, it does mean a person cannot, but we all reach the end eventually. What rating do you give this movie? Please leave your answer in the comment section below.

As how I would the rate the Indiana Jones movies. The first top three films are Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Last Crusade, and the Dial of Destiny. These top three films are a tie for me. I cannot say I like one better than the other in this rating. The Last Crusade is on this list because I like the Search for the cup of Christ, and it has the feel that the viewer is looking for. The fourth film is the Temple of Doom, the content is good, but the gruesomeness of the film is what I do not find appealing. The content is good, and it still deals with archaeology. The last film is the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, because it went too much with science fiction and it did not feel like the archaeological adventure that the viewer would expect it to be. How would you rate the Indiana Jones movies? What is your favorite movie of the 5 movies? What is your least favorite movie of the 5 movies? Please leave your answers in the comment section below. Thank you.

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