"Keep the girl. I'll get another."
Despite Short Round being total golden formula pandering - I like him. He's a good dude.
That being said, I go through the same thing every time I watch this movie:
Minutes 1 - 40:
"Boy, Willie bothers the hell out of me."
Minutes 40 - 117:
"I guess Willie isn't so bad...when she's not in the movie that much."
"Awwww man! Don't kiss her, Indiana. You can do way better."
This movie was my first Indiana Jones movie on HBO when I was in about 2nd or 3rd grade. I still love it and alongside Last Crusade it's one of the ones I've rewatched the most. Also Willie is super hot from her sacrifice scene on. This movie had a huge impact on my love of movies. One of my building block movies.
Racist, sexist and WAY too dark for a lighthearted adventure film made for the whole family. Don't let your nostalgia fool you. This is on the same level as Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Actually, I think it might be worse. At least Crystal Skull had some fun moments.
Please don't kill me.
Just watch Raiders or Last Crusade. Those movies are really fun.
Club Obi Wan. A mi parecer la más floja pese a su carácter icónico.
It's not very often these days that I review films without having watched them that same day, or the day before if I'm feeling particularly lazy, but it struck me that there are a fair few films that I still haven't reviewed that I could easily do out of the memory of having seen them many times.
Temple Of Doom had an extremely thankless task following on from Raiders Of The Lost Ark, of course, and even today it still…
Weakest of the bunch? I don't know; on this, my most recent viewing, I must confess to enjoying this a whole hell of a lot. The action is at times spectacular, we see a completely different side of Indy, and Short Round and Willy aren't nearly as annoying as the masses make them out to be. Now I remember why I enjoyed this one so much as a kid.
If it's been awhile, rewatch Temple of Doom. You might just like it!
Everybody tells me this is the worst one. Like, everyone. In fact, most people tell me it sucks.
I dunno man, it was pretty fuckin' cool!
Ok, so part of what I liked was the real "adventure of the week" style it had going. Spielberg and friends spare us any explanation of why Indy is where he is, why he's hanging out with a little Asian kid (a throwaway line explaining how they met doesn't really count), when this takes…
I'll admit, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a lot of fun, but my God does it have a lot of problems. The sidekicks are beyond annoying (one can only complain and obnoxiously scream, the other can only yell his lines), the film doesn't know whether it wants to be cartoony and lighthearted or dark and twisted (mind you: this is the film with both a wacky search for a diamond, elephant hijinks and an opening musical number,…
Short Round is the most badass side-kick ever. Period.
My least favourite of the original trilogy still has a lot going for it. The opening scene in Club Obi Wan establishes a bit of style and glitz. Everything with Lao Che and the car chase in Shanghai is great. Once the story gets to Pankot Palace there's less to enjoy but we still have the famous 'hat under door' scene, the dinner where Kate Capshaw earns her paycheck, repetitions of moments from Raiders and the awesome mine-cart chase.
Like Mola Ram with his sacrifices in The Temple of Doom, Spielberg & Lucas instead dug the heart out of the script, but in return crammed in a shit-load of fun.
The opening 20 minutes is just pure relentless joy. Not quite having the scale of the boulder chase from Raiders but it shines with giddy genius through the artefact/diamond/antidote table trade, the bullet ridden rolling gong, the Short Round Shanghai car chase, the Lau Che plane crash and lastly the…