Cannes, France (WiredPRNews.com) — Movie buffs and entertainment big wigs attending the Cannes Film Festival got the first viewing of the screening of Indiana Jones’ latest flick, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” on Sunday. Though the film didn’t fall prey to hard reviews which were given to box office smashes such as “The Da Vinci Code” by critics, it was subjected to a mixed reaction from viewers.
In years past, The Da Vinci Code which was subjected to catcalls and sarcastic remarks during its press screening. In contrast, Indiana Jones’ most recent screening was highly anticipated by audiences, primarily for two reasons. First, that Steven Spielberg had decided not to host any separate press screening for “Crystal Skull” prior to its screening at Cannes. The second reason why this film seems to be garnering a lot of buzz among the audience is the long gap between this film and the last one by Indiana Jones which hit the box office nineteen years ago.
Though the audiences were enthusiastic and cheery while entering the hall and applauded wholeheartedly at the start, the cheering became subdued by the time the film ended as a large number of people found the film to be formulaic, extremely polished and boring in the middle.