Second, Crystal Skull is going to have a run time of rather epic proportions. Jeff Wells reports that the final cut runs two hours and twenty odd minutes, longer than any previous Indy installment. There was a great deal of groaning last summer over needlessly long blockbusters -- I rather think Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End was the most guilty. There are some movies that scream for 2+ hours, like anything with hobbits or scantily clad Spartans (ok, that one is just me) but there are others that are just fine clocking in at 90 minutes or so. That's where Indiana Jones belongs -- he's the man who never overstays his welcome and makes a graceful exit, leaving you wanting more. Don't read too much into that.
Maybe I am alone in my skepticism of an extended Indy trip -- I am in the minority when it comes to all things Crystal Skull anyway. I just don't want Jones overstaying his welcome and leaving my extremities numb. Wow, I can't write anything that doesn't sound suspicious -- let's just call it quits.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull opens on May 22nd. Take a brisk walk after, get your circulation going again. It's summer, it'll be warm out.