Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

The Long Take

Jul 5 2023 • 29 mins

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, the fifth film in the long-running franchise, is a bloated, overlong and ultimately empty experience.

We discuss the film’s action-first plotting, abundance of cameos and references, and unsatisfying attempt at giving Harrison Ford an emotional send-off.

We also talk about that ambitious ending, and unpack the film’s tendency to repeatedly undermine its most heartfelt moments with Marvel-like humour.

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