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The Indiana Jones Thread
« on: May 23, 2008, 12:10:51 AM »
I just got back from an "sneak peak" of Indiana Jones IV.

This is the movie of the summer. I think most people are going to see it. IMO, I believe everyone will like it (love it.. whole different kettle of fish). 

This thread is about the movie, your responses to it, and memories you have had of the entire series.

Please keep the spoilers to a minimum, and even those should be marked with a
SPOILER ALERT  in red please.
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Re: The Indiana Jones Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2008, 12:51:33 AM »
I'm gonna go see that tomorrow.  Heheee...
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Re: The Indiana Jones Thread
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2008, 05:56:12 AM »
Going Monday to see Grandpa Jones retrieve the Depends of Destiny.

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Re: The Indiana Jones Thread
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2008, 09:31:49 PM »
I thought it was excellent, a very faithful sequel to the classic trilogy.  My wife - generally a skeptical, anti-Lucas heathen - was even excited by it.  She lost her suspension of disbelief toward the end, though I felt it was right in line with the rest of the Jones series, even if parts felt a little "National Treasure"-ish.
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Re: The Indiana Jones Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2008, 01:28:45 AM »
Course, much as I love National Treasure, that was definitely a movie that wanted to be Indiana Jones when it grew up.

I will *definitely* own Kingdom of the Crystal Skull when it hits DVD (probably Christmas).

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Re: The Indiana Jones Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2008, 07:01:18 AM »
I just hope Callista ain't got a role...

Well, she would be an excellent skeleton warrior!

Will be seeing this one soon!
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Re: The Indiana Jones Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2008, 05:34:07 PM »
I have good news: the symbol of all things adventuresome, is well and alive. I was solidly amused, and really wanted his hat towards the end, so the movie magic worked.

Indy is pretty cool, you get your dose of swashbuckling and humor, and nostalgy as well. There is the old love interest, and some youthful sidekick you don't need to ignore all the time, only sometimes. The imagery is in the ancient yellowish tones we so know and love, and the creators sought to preserve. There are also some delicious fifties references. Mmm, likey!

The action seems to have amped up a bit, running on Viagra or due to a curse of the Mummy franchise, but you can live with that. The plot can be mostly ignored.

What I need to complain about though, are certain... container issues. Without much spoilers:
 - 1. the escape in one container left a bland aftertaste; luckily it was followed by a truly impressive period-relevant image, and a nice joke.
 - 2. a certain container was broken, with the contents briefly shown... and it was marked. It's a nasty oversight that is bound to disappoint the true expert.


All in all, it was great fun, and worth seeing. It had some shortcomings, but is still miles ahead of any competitors.

Long live Indiana Jones! And I really need to steal his hat someday.
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