The man with the hat is back in theaters!!!!

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Jetfireinthesky, May 21, 2008.

  1. Grimlock_13

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    Saw it with the 'rents yesterday. Not bad, entertaining. Nice to see Ford can still bring the action A-game. I always preferred the first and third movies since it dealt with the religeous relic stuff, so I didn't dig the plot of the new one, though it did have some high points. I was also really glad to see the leading lady from the first movie back in action, even if she wasn't featured as much as I would have liked. Shia wasn't too bad in this when compared to his role in TF. Overall, worth it to see Harrison Ford kick some ass as Indy again.
     
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    i don't think he said 'nonononononononononononono' at all in this movie.
     
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    I think that became a problem actually. you don't get the same feeling like when belloq or mola ram or german commander dude in tank falling off a cliff in indy 3 getting their just desserts.

    making her symphatetic actually works against her.

    but the problem is not that obvious. because youre distracted by ALIEN FACE CLOSE UP.
     
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    I loved this installment! It had plenty of action and I liked the sci-fi aspect of the movie. And I thought this movie used CGI only when needed. Anyway it made $251,081,000 so far.
     
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    I was more distracted by her close ups personally, thinking "yeah, I would"
     
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    care blanchett is hot, but in that asexual way.

    anyway I was thinking, man she'd have made a great baroness. I loved her over the top accent. yes I know baroness is not Russian.
     
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    Not in the asexual way eh
     
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    Elle-eee-ooht.
     
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    But you know... I rewatched Raiders last week, and I started feeling the same way about Belloq. I know he had those natives chase Indy, and I know he left indy for dead in the tomb, but for some reason, I got a different impression of him when watching now. I feel Belloq is definitely more ruthless and willing to bend the hell out of the rules, but he still sees indy as a competitor. One that he doesn't really want to kill, but he enjoys putting him through hell. Especially because of an exchange between Indy and Marcus... He tells Marcus "I had it, I had it in my hand," And Marcus responds, "Belloq?" And Indy says , "Wanna hear about it?" It's almost like the rivalry has been going on for a while, and it's almost become an ongoing joke. I think Belloq wouldn't kill Indy Point Blank, and they know eachother so well that he knows Indy wouldn't pull the trigger on the ark. I think Bel had many opportunities to kill Indy, easily, not least of all when he was trapped in the tomb, or even shoot him and take the idol from him at the beginning.
     
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    Why the hell didn't you make him finish school?
    Man besides the few problems (Too much CGI, damn monkeys) it's an excellent addition to the Indiana Jones line. Lots of laughs, hell even my gf liked it.
     
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    My wife and I both yelled out "HAH!" at that line.

    We were the only ones in the theater to react. And this was at a midnight showing -- shoulda been wall-to-wall geeks. :sly2: 

    Not exactly. IIRC, he said the grail itself could not pass beyond the seal. The implication was that one has to continue to drink from it to be truly immortal, but specifics on the duration of effect from one swig weren't given.

    But then, of course, Henry Sr. apparently died ~18 years after imbibing....

    Glad I'm not the only one!

    I loved 2.98/3 of the Prequels.

    The 0.02 is for Midi-chlorians. :mad 

    You chose... poorly.

    Enh -- a doll was tossed down a cliff and then they showed a couple crocs rolling around in some clothes.

    Nope. Just says he's retired from acting.

    My wife asked the same thing, though.

    She wants to "know everything", sure, but earlier in the movie it's made clear her plans for the knowledge are fully sinister -- brainwashing Americans from afar and what-not.

    Nope! Prarie dogs looked fine to me. And monkeys. And ants. And scorpions.

    Does not compute.

    I'm fully in the "nope, just can't manage to find her attractive" camp.
     
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    Watched it a second time today, and I enjoyed it a LOT more than the first time.
    Monkeys still seemed ridiculous though (I have this theory that this scene represents Lucas saying: "Yeah, he is training for the time when he will get to use dad's whip in Indy 5").
    And the alien face still sucked too. But it really is a fun film.

    Also noted something else, a pretty big "slip up" IMO, don't know if anyone else caught it:

    In the scene where everyone is at the Russian jungle camp, and Indy is by the fire talking to Stravos, you can clearly see the background where Mutt, Mom and Ox get up from their seats and begin to walk towards Indy, however, then the film cuts to them STILL sitting in the tent with a Russian officer ordering them to stand up. Oops Steven!
     
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    True, the past films were enjoyable on their own.
    I would never see this movie as a stand alone.
    It's a closure, a continuation, kind like Spidey 3 sucks, but watching all three it seems allright (allright as is regular).
     
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    Man, with all the negative talk about the CG prairiedogs I thought the film was going to open with a bunch of them tap-dancing or something.

    I liked the film. Not Indy at his finest for sure, and hopefully I'll like it even more after repeated viewings.
     
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    Just saw it. I'd say it's my fourth most favorite Indiana Jones movie. It didn't really have that genuine Indiana Jones feeling to it, which is all the more disappointing since they brought back Marion from Raiders of the Lost Ark. They really didn't do her part justice: Her and Indy's reunion should've been a central theme, where there'd be more dialogue/bantering between them (like in the first movie) leading up to a genuine rekindling of their relationship. Instead, she just turned out to be essentially some chick who's tagging along for the ride.

    Also, I'm trying to figure out how Mutt fits into the timeline of the series: I believe Crystal Skull, set in 1957, takes place 19 years after the events of Crusade so that would make him no younger than 20 years old. Factoring in the immediate post-Raiders years where Indy and Marion were together but then broke up and with Indy then going into his Temple of Doom adventure...my brain just broke.

    I know Lucas wants to continue the franchise with Shia LaBouf as the main character, but he should've just left well enough alone after The Last Crusade.
     
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    Temple of Doom was set in '35, RotLA was in '36.
     
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    Wow, I didn't know Temple of Doom was a prequel to Raiders.
     
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    Most people don't. They see sequel, they think sequel.

    The most common thing I find that people don't know about Indiana Jones films is that Temple of Doom is actually a prequel to Raiders.

    In the end, you could possibly view the movie as being a successor to the first film in terms of the order the films were made.

    And it COULD have been a sequel to Raiders, IF it had happened in 1937, between Raiders (1936) and Last Crusade (1938). But it didn't...so, you'd still be wrong.
     
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    Just saw it tonight with a couple of my buddies.

    Not bad, but I think my friend summed it up pretty nicely when at the end scene, he blurts out: "They should have just called it 'Indiana Jones and THE ALIENZZZ!!11!" which not only got lolz out of all of us but the people around us as well :lol 

    Our opinion: WTF factor too high. Also, I thought it was too "clean" and touched-up somehow. Loved the real feel of the previous ones.

    But yes. We didn't go in with a lot of expectations, but I think it might improve seeing it again.
     
  20. Switch625

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    The character of Indiana Jones itself is the main reason why Temple could never be mistaken as a sequel to Raiders. In Temple, Indy's going on and on about "fortune and glory" because he sees the Sankara Stones as his big cash cow. Even in the opening adventure, Indy's selling the Urn of Nurhachi for the Peackock's Eye diamond. But once he sees the devastation of that village, combined with his experience with Mola Ram and the "Black Sleep of Kali Ma" and then the eventual return of life to said village, he realized what kind of power can be found with ancient artifacts. True, it doesn't really synch up with young Indy's "It belongs in a museum!" rant at the beginning of Crusade, but lots of stuff could have happened between 1912 and 1935 that would have made Indy more interested in "fortune and glory" than whether or not the item ended up where it rightfully belonged.

    Then again, the gag in Temple with those two swordsmen and Indy without his gun doesn't really work unless you'd already seen Raiders.