Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Return Of The Fedora

Tomorrow is the premiere of the latest (and probably last) Indiana Jones movie. Cindy and I, along with Amber and Shawn, are planning to attend the 8:15pm showing at Waterford Lakes. I believe this is the most expensive theater in Orlando (not counting Downtown Disney's AMC theater), but it is a nice facility and its close to our place.

I've been wanting to buy an "Indiana Jones-style" fedora for years and have come close several times to actually purchasing one, but this Wired Commentary made me face the REAL reason I've never been able to bring myself to buy one to wear. I think we all have this fantasy that our mind tries to convince us is true; if I wear a cape, I'll be like Superman; if I, I'll be like Captain Kirk; and if I wear a fedora, I'll be like Indiana Jones. Well, I would be if he were old, fat and gray-haired.

There is a scathing negative review over at Ain't It Cool News (beware, there are spoilers) and a spoiler-free positive review up on Den of Geek. I did have to laugh at this forum comment (among hundreds) over at Slashdot:

"The opening scene is a total heart attack. Indy barely escapes a huge stone ball despite being slowed by his walker. He pulls his colostomy bag out of the way just in time. It was a real heart pounding experience. But that was easily fixed with an emergency room visit and some clot-busting drugs."

Of course, none of this, good, bad or indifferent, would stop me from going to see The Crystal Skull on opening day, just like I did when I went to see Iron Man on its opening day before leaving Baton Rouge 3 weeks ago.


Mary Ann said...

My son wanted a Fedora for Christmas, and I bought him one. He wears it in DC. I don't think he got the idea from Indy, more from a sense of the loss of elegance in this world. (Something he may have heard me rant about once or a hundred times.) Anyway, when you buy, and you really should, try "Hats in the Belfry" online. Don't you love that name? I think the world would be a better place if we wore hats.

AnnMarie said...

LMAO of course there's gonna be old jokes. They are all just jealous they don't look as hot as he does at his age! You know it!!!

Cindy said...

I loved the movie. I especially like the way it ended. Mary from work didn't like it at all, in fact thought it was a waste of money. There of course were some really silly parts to it, but there was in the other movies too. It was an enjoyable evening and I'll be adding this one to the Library once it's released

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