(Seen outdoors at Somerset House.)
I have no idea how to allocate a score to this childish, offensive, tiresome movie which I have now seen so many times, and is so bound up with my relationship with my friends, that I can't stop myself enjoying it even though I find it hateful. S
With kids being enslaved, whipped and forced to work without rest before being rescued by a more forbidding Indy, Temple of Doom sometimes feels like a Spielberg-directed advert for the NSPCC. It comes as no surprise then that it's significantly darker than Raiders of the Lost Ark before it, and also not as good, as it throws away many of its predecessors exhilarating action sequences (of which there are only a few here), in favour of an eerier, focussed storyline. Really, it reminded me of Live and Let Die, but not quite as good.
Wow. This one is nowhere near as fun as I remember.
'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' famously gets a lot of slack for being "darker", so when I sat down to watch it I was looking forward to it. I don't mind a bit of darkness. But I think the better term would be "mean-spirited". This movie, while it has more energy and more liveliness than 'Raiders', starts to feel greasy in its' second act. To make it…
I've seen this movie maybe a thousand times. I put the Blu-ray on almost every Saturday and let it loop while I worked for the duration of 2013 and most of 2014.
It is the best Indiana Jones movie. "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "The Last Crusade" are World War II films which flesh out details of Indiana Jones' character and history. "Temple of Doom" takes place before both of those films, yet debuted between them. "Temple of Doom"…
The villain here is racist and problematic, but he's still more memorable and well crafted than every Marvel villain outside of Loki.
You know why?
"The poison you just drank."
(Willie, Lao Che and Indiana Jones)
When I saw the second Indy film for the first time, if I'm not mistaken I absolutely disliked it. I think it's also more or less commonly agreed that it's the worst of the first three Indy films. I remember reading one positive thing about it, and that's that Kate Capshaw's Willie was a better performance and more interesting character than Alison Doody's Elsa…
The story is about after escaping from Hong Kong, Indiana Jones, a night-club singer and his 12-year old companion land in India where whey must help a village regain it's mysterious stones, along with their children, from a dangerous cult. This movie was fun and frighting to watch at the visual's.
Directed by Steven Spielberg
"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom will always have a special place in my heart as it was one of the first movies to legitimately freak me out. There was the obvious... the banquet where guests are served eyeball soup and monkey brains and the underground temple where a man's beating heart is ripped from his chest. But even beyond the gross out stuff, "Temple of Doom" as a whole has a notoriously…
When considering the first three Indiana Jones pictures, yeah, Temple of Doom can be called the weakest, but even then, it's still a really entertaining and damn good movie. Let's get the weaknesses out of the way first: Willie is an annoying character, and such a step down from Marion. To quote Indy: "The biggest problem with her is the noise." Then there's Short Round. Oh, he has his entertaining and charming moments, but he also has a few that…
I've been trying to rewatch many Spielberg classics, and I've really been enjoying my time with the Indiana Jones franchise. Despite this film probably being the most campy out of the first three films, it is still a contagiously captivating adventure film. Harrison Ford is fantastic as the quintessential manly man, and Kate Capshaw convincingly portrays the most annoying woman to accompany Indiana possible. And, as always, I want a best friend like Short Round.