Very little in the realm of movies could excite me more than this – “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”. 2023 was already stacking up to be a stellar year for movie lovers. One of the biggest treats was a new Indiana Jones movie. Most of us had written off any chance of a new installment, especially after the woefully bad “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”. Yet here we are with a fifth Indy film on the way. And it’s once again led by the wonderful 80-year-old Harrison Ford.
As a die-hard fan of the first three films, of course I had concerns. But then I saw the just-released first trailer. Now I’m as giddy as 10-year-old me was back in 1981 as we left the Flick Twin Cinema after seeing “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. Everything about this trailer excited me – fabulous familiar faces, some interesting new ones, glorious callbacks, plenty of Indy-styled swashbuckling. It hit every mark it needed to. I love the look of it. And with director James Mangold at the helm, I think the property is in very good hands!
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” hits theaters June 30, 2023. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.