- Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen
- June 28th 2023
- Steven Spielberg
Harrison Ford is back as the whip-cracking fedora-wearing archaeologist Indiana Jones for the fifth time.
It’s been 15 years since the last Indiana Jones movie, but Harrison Ford is finally back in the saddle as the archaeologist.
The Dial of Destiny, directed by James Mangold instead of Steven Spielberg, begins in 1944 during World War II.
Indiana (Harrison Ford) and his pal Basil (Toby Jones) steal the Archimedes dial from the Nazis, specifically astrophysicist Jürgen Voller (Mads Mikkelsen).
After the prologue, the film jumps 25 years to 1969. Indiana, who is now retired from teaching, is approached by Basil’s daughter Helena (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), who is searching for the dial.
They decide to go on a quest to track down the other half of the dial and find out if Basil was correct about what it can do. Naturally, Voller and his sidekicks are on their tails.
This film has all the hallmarks of an Indiana Jones movie and seemingly ticks the boxes you would expect from an outing, yet it feels oddly flat.
The trademark sense...