Of course this weekend I went and saw Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Not as good as the three previous movies but still worth the price of ticket and popcorn. More importantly, I am pleased to see that Lucas is setting the stage for more Indiana Jones movies.
What I would like to see Lucas do, eventually, is go back in time (heck, he did it with Star Wars) and give us episodes featuring "Dad" - Professor Henry Jones, Sr. - as a young man. I even thought of a great scenario: some mystery set in Victorian times involving Cleopatra's Needle or some other ancient Egyptian artifact at the British Museum that has a young Jones - perhaps doing his doctorate at Oxford - cross paths with Jack the Ripper.
For now, though, I will do with Indy battling it out with a bunch of Russky Commies in the Amazon jungle. I will give this spoiler - no Indiana Jones film is complete without the "particularly gruesome way of dying" that befalls some poor extra and let's just say, if you happen to be from the Southwest and occasionally get plagued by fire ants, you will sympathize . . .