We had a long weekend here, and we ended up seeing the latest Indiana Jones movie. I was able to enjoy a lot of the various scenes when taken separately, but as a whole I mostly was left with a furrowed brow and a single question: “Why?”
Not “why did they make the movie?” but “why didn’t they take even a single day’s worth of work to plug the plot holes?”
If we could spot at least a dozen obvious plot holes to discuss in the car ride home, many of which could have been plugged with only a minor bit of script re-writing, then why didn’t they do it? Okay, so it’s hard to have a lot of respect for Lucas’s judgment after that last trilogy, but Spielberg generally knew what he was doing. It’s hard to believe that he’d have let so many obvious gaffes slip through when one, maybe two days’ worth of work on the part of a halfway-decent writer’s part would have fixed them. A script-writer’s time isn’t that expensive, especially compared to the rest of the costs on a film. It’s also hard to imagine Ford, a man who’s shown a lot of good judgment in terms of choosing scripts, not noticing the huge flaws in this one.
No, I’m not going to go into a long discussion of plot holes. I’m sure actual movie review sites have done that, and what’s the point? It feels like beating a dead horse. I just wish I understood why, because it makes no sense to me. No business sense, no logical sense, no sense at all.
Anyway, I haven’t posted in about a week or something like that, so I have a bunch of reviews to link to. Today’s is J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts’s Vengeance in Death—I had a yen for another good mystery after reading Mariah Stewart’s Mercy Street. If you’re looking for a particularly spicy romance, there’s Hard to Get by Alyssa Brooks. And finally, I HIGHLY recommend The Waiter’s upcoming Waiter Rant!!