As always, Ford really takes command of his character and his old flame, Marion (Karen Allen), even shows up for some heated tension between the two previous lovers. My audience cheered with delight when Allen’s smile lit up the big screen during her entrance halfway through the 124-minute film. Cate Blanchett’s performance as the Russian Military leader is very unique, to say the least. She could rub some people the wrong way with her campy interpretation. You’ll have to see the film to form your own opinion.
This is not the greatest movie ever made and there are some holes in the script. Spielberg also comes very close to overusing annoying digital effects but I did love the way he tied in two of his previous masterpieces, “Close Encounters” and “ET.” I’m curious to see if other people feel the same way or think I’m just stupid.
The musical score is another highlight, and I never get tired of listening to John Williams’ take on the amazing visuals that Spielberg always delivers.