Indiana Jones gets Cannes-d

Indiana JonesIf you didn't know that IMDB.com relies on two news services to provide its daily Movie/TV news, you might think the good folks there have a split personality regarding Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which opens nationwide Thursday, May 22.

This from news outlet Studio Briefing, which appeared on IMDB the day after the latest Indiana Jones installment premiered Sunday, May 18, at Cannes:

"Some of the initial criticism does indeed crackle like Indiana's whip."

The blurb then quotes critics at the festival who were disappointed with the film, followed by those gave Indy 4 positive reviews, stating:

"Most critics echo those cheers."

But fear not, all ye fanboys who need to have your "I haven't seen the film but I already love it" opinions validated by nearly every single critic who matters. The following day, WENN, the World Entertainment News Network, was far less equivocal, and had this much sunnier take on the IMDB site:

"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has proved a huge hit at the Cannes International Film Festival on Sunday — receiving a standing ovation from critics at its world premiere."

Granted, both news providers were offering different types of reports, with WENN giving a macro view of the premiere, while Studio Briefing got more into the details of the critical reaction . But seriously, how do you leave out that the film received a "three-and-a-half minute standing ovation"?

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