• Chris Gelderd

    ★★★½ Watched by Chris Gelderd 20 May, 2015 2

    This 1984 American adventure is directed by Steven Spielberg and acts as the second installment in the Indiana Jones franchise and a prequel to the 1981 film ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’. The film stars Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Amrish Puri, Jonathan Ke Quan and Roshan Seth.

    Shanghai, 1935. After narrowly escaping from a Chinese crime boss, Indiana Jones (Ford) flees with his young aid Short Round (Quan) and American nightclub singer Willie Scott (Capshaw) who was caught up in…

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  • Kevin Matthews

    ★★★½ Added by Kevin Matthews

    The second cinematic outing for Indiana Jones, actually set a few years before the events of the first movie, starts off in glorious fashion. It’s a big song and dance number that then segues nicely into a deal being made by Dr. Jones and some people who don’t want to pay what he’s asking for. Jones grabs the beautiful singer, Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw), and eventually escapes a perilous situation, but the baddies remain in hot pursuit. And it’s at…

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  • feedingbrett

    ★★★½ Rewatched by feedingbrett 17 May, 2015

    Review In A Nutshell:

    Raiders of the Lost Ark was a zippy and unforgettable adventure, with every corner a set piece that is filled with a captivating atmosphere and infectious dialogue for our mighty hero and his companions. It acted as platform to revive a forgotten genre and as a potential spark for another franchise for renowned producer, George Lucas. The first film was a critical piece for Lucas after the tragedy comedy that is 1941, hoping to reclaim his…

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  • Ryuutei

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Ryuutei 09 May, 2015

    Better than the first. more intriguing. The photography is better too.

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  • bjarvis

    ★★★★ Rewatched by bjarvis 13 May, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This was always my favourite of the three original films. On second watch, it is still my favourite, but there are more things that annoy me.

    The lead female is no Marion. I understand they need to be different but wow she is written bad. Maybe this is a somewhat accurate reflection on 'dolled-up "stars" ' of the time but this girl (and maybe even the actress herself) are annoying.

    Secondly, as this is a prequel, the only people ever…

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  • TheGiantClaw

    ★★★½ Added by TheGiantClaw

    Temple of Doom is the prequel to the acclaimed Raiders of the Lost Ark, but with some new additions. Gone is Lawrence Kasdan, the writer of the original, and in comes husband and wife duo Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz, regulars of Lucas' work whose credits include the great American Graffiti and the not-so-great Howard the Duck. Here they don't seem to blend genres well together, as the action and comedy hit more like a punch to the nuts than…

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  • Dustin Riccio

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Dustin Riccio 03 May, 2015

    Probably the pulpiest of the Indiana Jones films, which ends up being both a blessing and a curse. On the plus side, I really enjoy the dark, weird intensity of the mind control, hearts being torn out and the like. Those elements of the story do a great job of recreating the luridness of old pulp magazines. On the flip side though, this film definitely indulges in the kind of racist orientalism which was common to old pulp stories, which…

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  • Justin Robert Vinall

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Justin Robert Vinall 28 Apr, 2015

    A hell of a time! Hilarious, intense, crazy, insane, action packed adventure into the abyss of an occult and madness.

    Harrison Ford once again delivers the cunning and charming archaeologist adventurer, Indiana Jones! He adds some nice small spins to the character during the course of the film, but more or less he is the same character as from the previous film. We're just following him on this great journey. In contrast from Karen Allen we meet Kate Capshaw who…

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  • Jakub Flasz

    ★★½ Rewatched by Jakub Flasz 26 Apr, 2015

    I think I finally cracked the code.

    Riddle me this: how come George Lucas, who is not the best writer in the world and is not even a decent director, managed to create some of the most iconic film series and characters of all time? Perhaps, it was the stroke of genius and I won't deny him credit for coming up with characters of Darth Vader, Han Solo, or Indiana Jones, but I think it is at least a stretch…

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  • Adam

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Adam 27 Apr, 2015

    Film # 18 of the "Scavenger Hunt" Challenge!
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    As a young child in the late 80's there were a handful of movies that I would watch on a pretty regular rotation. Those were Gremlins, Back to the Future, The Wizard of Oz and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. This was actually the first Indiana Jones film I saw and I wouldn't even see Raiders until after I had seen The Last Crusade in a theater. I know…

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  • Natasha H

    ★★★★★ Added by Natasha H

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A lot of people state that this is the worst movie of the trilogy. I kind of don't agree actually. Not to say that I don't like Raiders of the lost Ark, but the main reason I like this movie is to do with the relationship of the Indy and Short-round. I always thought that Short-round was an adorable kid who took more after Indy than Mutt ever did. The only real downside of this movie for me was that Willie was so irritating and he STILL ended up with her (at least until the next movie).

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  • rawrawr

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by rawrawr 23 Apr, 2015

    Great to hear the indiana theme in full action :)

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