First up, the action is set at the height of the Cold War in 1957 which mean the character has aged in real time — 19 years since 1989’s “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”.
Once the now quiet-life leading archaeologist is thrust back into danger, the signature Indiana Jones red line tracing across the map will take him to New Mexico, Connecticut, Mexico City and the jungles of Peru on a quest for South American relics with supernatural powers.
Despite all the gray-hair jokes, Indy is still swinging from dangerous precipices and absorbing punches. In the process he’s racing for the Crystal Skull against operatives from the Soviet Union, including Cate Blanchett as the seductive Agent Spalko, and Ray Winstone as an unethical rival archaeologist.
The theory behind the skulls themselves are that they are shaped by either higher powers, alien powers, or an ancient Mayan civilization.