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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989
The “third movie is always the worst” mocking critic should’ve really been extinct by this point in history. Not always you’re going to get a Blade Trinity people, so calm down! See no further proof than The Last Crusade being hailed by many as the very supreme best of the Indiana Jones franchise ever since it came out, and more so this, even though some purists tend to take it with a certain level of resentment for perhaps feeling it…
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984
While the first movie was pealing more to something like Casablanca, this sequel/prequel movie deep dives all into the 30s Republic production serials catalogue of B-movie by FULLY embracing its absurdist elements of bigger than life heroics, pretty damsels in distress, exotic locations, megalomaniac zealots of evil and power with their impregnable haunted Fortress, a endless playground of experimental ‘punch and run’ action.
That allows itself on being high adventurous and silly on its endless range of creativity, plus taking…
Top Gun: Maverick 2022
Previously on Top Gun (1986):
Stinger: They gave you your choice of duty, son. Anything, anywhere. Do you believe that shit? Where do you think you wanna go?
Maverick: I thought of being an instructor, sir.
Stinger: Top Gun?
Maverick: Yes, sir.
Stinger: God help us.
God help us indeed, the world wasn’t yet ready for that master of a tease for a sequel, and even more, a sequel so FREAKING GOOD as this one shows to be!
The Batman 2022
“The best DC/Superhero movie since <The Dark Knight” – has already become a scratchy refrain that “expert critics” have already turned into a mold to copy with each new DC release that goes against everything that went “wrong” in the last years of tenure at Warner and their miserable attempts to match Marvel in building their own shared universe.
While in the midst of all this, with studios increasingly concerned with just leveraging franchises – and while this film is…