Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ★★★★½

"Ah, dessert! Chilled monkey brains!"

Shanghai nightclub chaos, jumping out of planes on inflatable dinghies, grotesque dinner parties, secret passageways, slave kids getting a whuppin, fiery pits, advanced heart surgery, Pat Roach's face reassembled after being minced previously by a propeller, runaway minecarts, shoogly rope bridges...all amazing...just a shame it's all scream, scream and fucking scream...probably the only thing holding me back giving it a perfect score. Did they have to make it a prequel? We might have got Karen Allen back with those beautiful eyes of hers...swoon.

Anyhoo back to stuntman Vic Armstrong's autobiography, though to be honest there isn't as much about this one other than Ford is a good lad. Vic's wife Wendy doubled for Capshaw. The rope bridge was constructed over a 200 foot drop and the big stunt could only ever be one take! According to Vic it was scary as hell and Spielberg could never bring himself to cross it. The dummies that plummet to their death had mechanical arms to make it look real(ish).
As ever I thoroughly enjoyed it and made me pine for my Lao Che Air Freight t-shirt that I had to chuck out recently... got too guggitt under the arms☹️

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