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15th Dec 2023

One of 2023’s biggest movies has just been added to Disney+

Stephen Porzio

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It is reportedly one of the most expensive movies ever made.

Harrison Ford’s final outing as legendary archaeologist adventurer Indiana Jones has just been added to Disney+ in Ireland and the UK.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, the fifth movie in the legendary franchise, was directed by James Mangold (Ford v Ferrari and Logan) and was released in cinemas in June of this year.

The plot synopsis for the film reads:

“It’s 1969, and Indiana Jones is ready to call it quits. Having spent more than a decade teaching at New York’s Hunter College, the esteemed professor of archaeology is preparing to retire to his modest apartment where, these days, he lives alone.

“Things change after a surprise visit from his estranged goddaughter Helena Shaw (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), who is seeking a rare artefact that her father entrusted to Indy years earlier—the infamous Archimedes Dial, a device that purportedly holds the power to locate fissures in time.”

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny has just been added to Disney+

Reportedly one of the most expensive movies ever made, Dial of Destiny also features amongst its cast Antonio Banderas, Boyd Holbrook, John Rhys-Davies, Mads Mikkelsen, Shaunette Renée Wilson and Toby Jones.

Upon release, it received mostly positive reviews – with critics praising Ford’s performance and the film’s emotional moments.

Here is a sample of some of those glowing write-ups:

CNN: “Feeling the years and the miles, Harrison Ford cracks the whip for the last time, in a film that offers the requisite thrills and proves fairly emotional before it’s over.”

Filmspotting: “Dial poses the same question for its hero that it does for its audience: Does the world still need Indiana Jones? Fortunately for both, the answer is yes.”

Inverse: “Dial of Destiny is a rollicking adventure that brings an earnest goofiness to the franchise, with a third-act twist so off-the-rails you have to applaud it for its ballsiness.”

Mashable: “One of life’s simplest pleasures is watching Harrison Ford punch out Nazis. It was true in 1981 with Raiders of the Lost Ark, and it’s just as true now.”

New York Times: “It all improves as it continues, or maybe I just surrendered, yielding to the movie’s disposable pleasures, its yearning to entertain you, Mangold’s old-school classicism and, of course, Ford.”

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is streaming on Disney+ in Ireland and the UK right now.

You can also check out JOE’s interview with Ford, Mangold and Waller-Bridge for the movie below.

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