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Still shot from the movie: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

After 19 years, Harrison Ford dons his hat, picks up his whip and resumes his role as Indian Jones, a part-time university professor/full-time adventurer. And while the aging actor and character admits it's not as easy as it used to be, fans can still expect a whole lot of action as Indy tackles a new challenge with a young tag-a-long (Shia La Beouf) and runs into an old romantic interest (Karen Allen). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B+
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Theater Release: 21 May 2008
Video Release: 14 Oct 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

What elements in this movie are specific to the time period in which it was set? What other things do you notice that may not have been as accepted (or even downright impossible) during the 1950s,? How does the “fun” and lighthearted approach, along with the music, allow you to forget such serious concerns?

Crystal skulls are real archeological mysteries. Some of the websites the producers of this movie researched include:




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