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Archimonde0_0

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#1 10 years ago

I saw it today, had to say, I was pretty disappointed. While the movie felt like a Indiana Jones, and it had some really funny jokes and great fight scenes, the story just...was horrible. At the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, it shows a man wheeling the Arc Of the Covenant into a warehouse. A good ending. In the opening scenes of Indiana Jones 4 they return to this same warehouse, but yet, the Arc of the Covenant has nothing to do with the story? It gets a five second scene in which the box is broken, not scorched either like it was in the end of Raiders Of the Lost Arc. Instead they find another box, which is supposedly heavily Magnetic, Magnetic enough to suck gunpowder from one end of the warehouse to the other. But yet the Thompson Sub-Machine guns they are carrying are not ripped from their hands? Or the Aluminum Hanger ripped away? Or the trucks to not crash into eachother. The Magnetic box holds the body of one of the crashed aliens at Roswell in 1947, their heads are made of crystal and they are extremely magnetic. This, ruined the movie for me. Adding aliens in a Indiana Jones movie? How much crack were Steven Spielberg and George Lucas on when they thought of this plot? Its something that just doesn't fit in with the movies. Yes its a good legend, but Aliens....in a Indiana Jones movie? WHAT? Although the movie was funny, and Harrison Ford was able to provide a stellar performance of Indy even after all these years. The movies story ultimately killed it for me. Not to mention they gave Indy a son now, no doubt a lead off for yet another movie. All in all...I think it would've been better if Indy just died off. The movie maintains the Indiana Jones feel, but not the Indiana Jones storylines. All In All Mediocre




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#2 10 years ago

I thought it was good...but not great. I agree the alien story was shitty, but at least imo, the fact that it was INDY and that they were at least able to keep some form of archeology alive during the movie redeemed it a lot in my eyes. Also, I must say the first 15min of the movie were weird, over acted, and very, very cliche, to the point at which I felt the movie would be a bust. Only after indy started bashing heads in the hanger did it improve imo.




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#3 10 years ago

Indiana Jones 4: Indie's acid trip!

Seriously, how did he survive a nuclear blast hiding inside a refrigerator! =p <--- I am not one to question the feasibility of things in a movie like Indiana Jones, but come on...

Also, wtf was up with the CGI animals? The gophers and the monkey scenes should have been cut.




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#4 10 years ago
Archimonde0_0;4357885...Not to mention they gave Indy a son now, no doubt a lead off for yet another movie...

He'll be "Indianapolis Jones" maybe?

Yeah, I don't think I've read a I've heard a review that was unreserved in its recommendation. I think I'm like most folks in thinking Lost Ark was the best one. The question now is, will Crystal Skulls vye with Last Crusade for the second-best Indy movie, or with Temple of Doom for the worst?




Archimonde0_0

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#5 10 years ago

Lost Arc and Last Crusade are definately the best ones, hands down. Crystal Skull can now compete with Temple of Doom as the worst




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#6 10 years ago

Is it just a coincidence that the two most lackluster movies in the franchise both have kid sidekicks in them?

Although for my part I enjoyed The Temple of Doom much more than The Crystal Skull. An inter-dimensional portal you say? I say wtf is up with that?




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#7 10 years ago

A movie series that had not only a box that releases face-melting evil spirits, but also an 800-year old knight guarding the Holy Grail, and you're complaining about aliens? I enjoyed it; though Raiders is still my favourite, at the very least, Crystal Skull beats Temple of Doom.




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#8 10 years ago
Lt. Rothwell;4358056Is it just a coincidence that the two most lackluster movies in the franchise both have kid sidekicks in them? ...

That's a good observation. Personally I liked the brassy "Short Round", but not the whiny woman played by Kate Capshaw, who later became Mrs. Spielberg. Think they always knew where to find the leading lady on the set, hmm?

I even liked the lead-in story in Doom better than the main plot. The nightclub in Shanghai would have been lot's more fun IMO.




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#9 10 years ago

Oh Jummy, all Kate did in Temple of Doom was scream her annoying blond head off, I much preferred Karen Allen as the leading lady, believed her way more. Then again Sean Connery probably made the best leading lady ;). I'm sorry to hear it wans't that great, although I'm not surprised. Temple of doom was my least favorite one though. That kid, god "Dr. Jones", stfu already.

On a side note, did you guys realize Harrison Ford likes to do most of his own stunts for his movies, as many as he can do, even up to recently, I'm curious if he insisted on doing some for this newest installment, that'd be major brownie points in his court.




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#10 10 years ago

Really I couldn't agree with you more Archimonde. As a hardcore Indiana Jones fan, I was disgusted with this one's storyline. What were they thinking? The reason that all 3 of the original movies felt like Indiana Jones (Even Temple) was because the artifact they were after was heavily tied to human history and human mythology and beliefs. They stripped all that away (and more) when they made the ridiculous move to aliens.

WHAT?!! What could they possibly be thinking? The best movies were definately Lost Ark and Last Crusade, no question. I actually liked Last Crusade alittle bit more than Lost Ark in places. Temple of Doom comes in third, simply because its more down to earth and actually has some good scenes in it, though the plot and side characters lack. This last Indy movie is an embarrassment to the franchise and sits firmly last.

It's really too bad, because the movie had some redeeming movements, and given the slight alteration of having a completely different plot, it could have been a good movie.