Fri 23 May 2008
I was pretty distracted throughout the movie by all of the cutesy little homages to past movies. Ark cameo? Check. Loving homages to Sean Connery and Denholm Elliott? Check. Previous love interest? Check. Fleeting homage to American Graffiti? Probably. The story was pretty straight forward, the communists not really menacing, the FBI was acting thuggish.
For me it really all boiled down to John Hurt. Really, no John Hurt cameo can ever be as good as this one from Spaceballs. I think everything else from the movie would’ve been forgiven if they could’ve written in John Hurt saying “Oh no… Not again!” into the movie somewhere.