It’s odd, we watched Indy IV on DVD yesterday and … it wasn’t as annoying as I remember it, and was actually more like Indy than I recall. I was pretty generous in my review originally, and I had some real doubts about the whole alien plot but actually watching it again, it bears up very well in a second viewing and it’s not as totally dumb in places as I remember.
There are some truly pointless moments (why do the monkies follow Mud and attack the Russian woman, I assume because of the skull in some way but it’s not really clear, why do interdimensional beings need a spaceship, etc.) but really it’s a pretty solid Indy movie. I wonder what it is about second viewings that make movies seem better? Maybe like music they have to grow on you? Maybe because you know what’s coming you get a chance to actually watch more of the supporting action? Who knows, this is almost a duplicate of my Hell Boy II post a few days ago, because it’s exactly the same feeling.
Anyway. Back at work this week, on call as well (including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day) but it’s pretty quiet in the office so plenty of chance to get all the admin type stuff out of the way and catch up with various bits that didn’t get done before Christmas.
Eight days until pay day, and we can see how much money we have to pay off the Visa bill that built up in November and December (dentist, christmas, etc.) Things are pretty tight until we see where we are early in January. I’m looking forward more than usual to not paying Council Tax in February and March, that extra £109 is always useful but this year it could be critical.
So fingers crossed.