Thread: Indiana Jones movies

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    • 12 years 9 days ago
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    In honor of the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and the three original movies just released on separate DVDs (just picked up Raiders and The Last Crusade the other day- will think about picking up Temple of Doom), which is your favorite Indiana Jones movie of the three?

    I know most people would say Raiders of the Lost Ark, and I agree it's great, but for my money, the best of the three is Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The first one had a great script, was really funny and thrilling, great chemistry between Harrison Ford and Karen Allen, the face melting ending still rocks, but the action overall wasn't -quite- as exciting as I remembered it being. The second one had better action and suspense, but it wasn't as clever, and I HATED Willie.

    But the third one has it all. Action wise, it just seemed to have one crazy, cool sequence after another- Young Indy running from the bandits through the circus train, the speedboat chase in Venice, Indy and his father escaping the Nazi stronghold, fending off Nazis on the motorcycle, and of course the whole fight on top of the tank, etc. It may have also been the funniest film of the three, mainly because of the awesome chemistry between Harrison Ford and Sean Connery, and some really memorable lines ("No ticket," "We named the dog Indiana," etc.)
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    Raiders is great.. but my fave is the temple of doom..I just love the story.. the settings..the chants the thugees use as they do the sacrifices,.... the freakiness of the natives at the temple doing sacrifices.. would scare the crap out of me if I were there.

    but man most of all I love mola Ram.. that is a kick ass villain.. Kali ma! Amrish Puri was a pretty cool actor.
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    i don't think i can pick a favorite, i just love the trilogy in general.

    by the way, does anybody happen to know the difference between the 4 disc box set that came out recently and the 2 disc special editions that were just released? i'm hoping that they haven't been altered like he did w/ the star wars special editions and E.T. is there any reason for me to pick up the special editions if i already bought the box set?
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    For me, it is between Raiders and Last Crusade. There were a few little things that I just didn't like in Temple of Doom.
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    Quote by TheWizard241
    i don't think i can pick a favorite, i just love the trilogy in general.

    by the way, does anybody happen to know the difference between the 4 disc box set that came out recently and the 2 disc special editions that were just released? i'm hoping that they haven't been altered like he did w/ the star wars special editions and E.T. is there any reason for me to pick up the special editions if i already bought the box set?


    The new DVDs have more behind the scenes stuff and special features. Not a ton, they're only one disc each, but a few extra features. Raiders, for instance, has a featurette on how they did Toht's face melting sequence, and The Last Crusade has one on the various supporting cast members in the three films. There's other stuff too, but that's what comes to mind right now.

    As far as the movies themselves, there are minor tweaks, but really are just to make the films and effects look sharper. No huge changes along the lines of ET or Star Wars. All the effects and teh shots are the same, they just look a teensy bit better.
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    "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" is the best, man!
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    I think all the movies are great. But my favorite of all time would have to be Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Out of all the movies, it had the most action.
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    The Last Crusade would have to be my favorite, then Raiders, then Temple of Doom.
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    My favorite was Temple of Doom as a kid, lol. My favorite part was when Shorty was beating up the prince. Back then I didn't know they were a trilogy, I just thought the movies kept going. Lol.
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    well temple of doom takes place before raiders so in a way you were not wrong..uless yousaw crusade before raiders lol
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    It's hard for me to say...I really like all of them. I guess Last Crusade is my favorite. I really enjoyed watching Harrison Ford and Sean Connery togethor.
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    Raiders and Last Crusade, Temple of Doom is my least fave of the trilogy but it had some good fun and could have done better without that annoying Kate Capshaw.
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    • 12 years 8 days ago
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    Quote by 80skidAK
    Quote by TheWizard241
    i don't think i can pick a favorite, i just love the trilogy in general.

    by the way, does anybody happen to know the difference between the 4 disc box set that came out recently and the 2 disc special editions that were just released? i'm hoping that they haven't been altered like he did w/ the star wars special editions and E.T. is there any reason for me to pick up the special editions if i already bought the box set?


    The new DVDs have more behind the scenes stuff and special features. Not a ton, they're only one disc each, but a few extra features. Raiders, for instance, has a featurette on how they did Toht's face melting sequence, and The Last Crusade has one on the various supporting cast members in the three films. There's other stuff too, but that's what comes to mind right now.

    As far as the movies themselves, there are minor tweaks, but really are just to make the films and effects look sharper. No huge changes along the lines of ET or Star Wars. All the effects and teh shots are the same, they just look a teensy bit better.


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    Quote by Greengoblin
    Temple of Doom is my least fave of the trilogy but it had some good fun and could have done better without that annoying Kate Capshaw.


    She was a b**** with that attitude to the hero, man.
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    Quote by Greengoblin

    Raiders and Last Crusade, Temple of Doom is my least fave of the trilogy but it had some good fun and could have done better without that annoying Kate Capshaw.


    Yep. Indy and Short round are about to be impaled by a lowering spiked ceiling, the only way they survive is if she can pull the switch, and she's freaking out about the bugs. Of course that leads to one of the best deliveries of a line of dialog ever in the history of film:

    "We... are goooing... tooo DIE!"

    Indy's expression as he says that is priceless.
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    • 12 years 5 days ago
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    I remember when my mom and aunt ( father's sister ) took me when I was 10 to see Temple Of Doom they almost got sick when the dinner scene came on CHILL MONKEY BRAINS!
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    I think the best to anyone is (partly) depending on their age. I was 16 when the first one came out in 1981. It was something completely different and blew me away. It is the best one to me.
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