Indy Fatigable

The old hero is still nimble, but the vaunted action franchise is showing its age

David James / Paramount

Comrade Irina, Cate Blanchett, has a plan to brainwash Indy—and all America.

By the thousands, journalists at the Cannes Film Festival lined up two hours in advance in eager expectation of that special moment: when they would be the first people in the world to see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, fourth in the adventure series that began with Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981 and the first since The Last Crusade 19 years ago. Inside the Grand Palais, the crowd's mood was more World Cup Final than movie premiere. Some revelers trumpeted the first four notes of John Williams' signature theme, and others responded with the next...

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