Of all the iconic characters Harrison Ford has dusted off in recent years, Indiana Jones seems to be the one he has the most fun playing.
Despite not having Spielberg at the helm, Dial of Destiny, the fifth and final film in which the whip-cracking archaeologist must retrieve another mysterious artefact longing for a museum, is a hoot.
The MacGuffin this time is a dial created by Archimedes, which may or may not bestow godlike powers on its wielder. Naturally, the Nazis want it. So the film opens in 1939, with Indy fighting Jürgen Voller (Mads Mikkelsen) to nab it while getting out of one of his signature high-octane scrapes. We then jump forward to 1969, where Indy is a tired, grumpy old man on the cusp of retirement. When the Voller and the dial resurface, he must dust off the hat once more. He’s joined by his god-daughter Helena (Phoebe Waller-Bridge, bringing all her warmth and wit from Fleabag) and together they must stop the Nazis and save the day.
With Ford in perfect form and John Williams back in the composing chair, the ingredients are all there for a rather good time.
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