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Hey lady! You call him Doctah Jones!

Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay...This looks bad.Registered User regular
edited May 2010 in Social Entropy++
No time for love, Doctah Jones!

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The Indiana Jones series began in 1981 with Raiders of the Lost Ark and spawned three sequels, all directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford as the titular archaeologist and adventurer. Written as a modern version of the adventure serials of the 1930s and 1940s, the films find the intrepid Dr. Jones traveling across the globe, seeking out and recovering powerful relics before Thuggee cultists or crazy Nazis (or Soviets) can use them for their own nefarious purposes. He also runs into a lot of snakes! (Why did it have to be snakes?) Another one will be made eventually, once Spielberg is done with his movie about a horse or whatever.

So you guys know the deal, you've seen these movies a hundred times and you can quote 'em all day long. These movies were my favorites growing up and they're the reason I decided to study archaeology, and a lot of people in the department here got into it for the same reason (though the real thing can be quite a sober awakening if you don't know what you're really going in for).

So talk about how kickass these movies are! I just re-watched Temple of Doom for the first time in a while and it's cooler than a lot of people give it credit for. And on that note, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull does not deserve anywhere near the shit it gets, though it is certainly a flawed movie.

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  • jaziekjaziek Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Kingdom of the Crystal Skull does not deserve anywhere near the shit it gets,

    Yes it does.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2010
    Kingdom of the Crystal Skull deserves every bit of the shit it gets.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Yeah well opinions are like assholes

    Everybody's got one

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  • Rear Admiral ChocoRear Admiral Choco Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I haven't seen Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but Temple of Doom is the low point of the first three for sure. It's alright, but it doesn't stand up to the other two at all.

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  • Brodo FagginsBrodo Faggins Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Yeah well opinions are like assholes

    Everybody's got one

    Your opinion just happens to be the goatse of opinions.

    (see what i did there)

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I understand that they were going darker and edgier with Temple because Spielberg and Lucas had both just split up or gotten divorced or whatever so they were in a darker mood

    It happens

    It's still got good action and let's not forget Short Round

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Kingdom of the Sometimes Magnetic Crystal Skull

  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Crystal Skull wasn't that bad! A bit ridiculous towards the end sure, but it was still a fun ride to get there!

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2010
    Crystal Skull was that bad.

    It was worse.

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    crystal skull was okay

    it wasn't GOOD but it wasn't the giant shit sandwich you guys made mje believe it was


    also: 2012 was mediocre

    and Daybreakers did not do what it should have done with that whole idea. They SQUANDERED that shit

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  • VALVEjunkieVALVEjunkie Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    fuckin' aliens, man

  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I am all about movie opinions


    Upstanding Citizen gets worse the more you think about it

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  • ProjeckProjeck Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I would have like crystal skull a helluva a lot more if it weren't for that ending

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I would have been fine with the alien part of Crystal Skull if they never actually showed them

    If it was kept to stories and hints and paintings on the wall, and the only physical presence of them was the skull itself, that would not be a problem

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  • NeoTomaNeoToma Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I heard Harison Ford basically ad-libed a lot of the really cool lines from Star Wars. Does he do commentary on the DVDs for any of the Indiana Jones movies? Because I think i would like to hear him talk about movies and junk.

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  • FedoraFedora Registered User
    edited May 2010
    In "Last Crusade", the ersatz adventurer that young indy get's his hat from is named "Fedora".

  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Fuck everyone who hates Temple of Doom

    Admittedly the chick in that was annoying as fuck and only got the job because Spielberg wanted to bang her and all

    But the mine cart chase sequence and all the fighting and the old pulpy story

    It's still miles ahead of any other non-Indy adventure flick

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Kate Capshaw had some pretty rude titties in that movie

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  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    the tarzan swinging in crystal skull was one of the worst things ever

  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    I would have been fine with the alien part of Crystal Skull if they never actually showed them

    If it was kept to stories and hints and paintings on the wall, and the only physical presence of them was the skull itself, that would not be a problem

    Yeah that might have actually worked

    I mean, they might still need to show the spaceship or whatever, but I could deal with that

    My problems with Crystal Skull primarily involve the writing and characterization, and the fact that they were clearly wanting to go all out 50's sci-fi movie, but never really fully committed to it as a theme or aesthetic so it was this weird halfway point between 30's adventure serial and 50's sci-fi movie and the film suffered for it

    Also that goddamn fridge bit was just not acceptable

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  • IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    the sound i made with my mouth when indy escaped an atomic blast in a leaded fridge was "PFWAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

    i liked crystal skull

  • BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I just picture it as Dirk Pitt and the kingdom of the crystal skull. It helps me sleep at night.

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    The horse vs. tank sequence from Last Crusade is still one of my favorite movie action sequences

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  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino legally competent Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    fuckin' aliens, man

    how do they work?

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  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Raiders of the Lost Ark is the only good Indiana Jones movie

    Pretty much the best movie ever

  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino legally competent Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    tofu wrote: »
    Raiders of the Lost Ark is the only good Indiana Jones movie

    Pretty much the best movie ever

    Last Crusade is fantastic you uncultured swine!

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  • Lord DaveLord Dave Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    The opening sequence in Last Crusade is the best thing in the history of mvoies

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Yeah what do you got against Last Crusade

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    The horse vs. tank sequence from Last Crusade is still one of my favorite movie action sequences

    God, the entire tank sequence is like a master's course in how to design an exciting action sequence

    The part where the turret turns and is scraping the wall while Indy's hanging on? Man

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  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino legally competent Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    ah, Venice

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    i had a biiiig tank with moving treads as a kid and I would fight action figures on top of it CONSTANTLY

    i would basically just do the tank sequence over and over for hours, improving it, making it better

    motorcycles would come up and get clipped and FLIP and shit it was awesome


    also that scene introduced me to both the realizations that the treads on the top would move and convey stuff toward the front of the tank

    and also that riding those is basically just ASKING to get crushed to death

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  • GoatmonGoatmon AHOY! I'M ADMIRAL ZHAO!Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    I understand that they were going darker and edgier with Temple because Spielberg and Lucas had both just split up or gotten divorced or whatever so they were in a darker mood

    It happens

    It's still got good action and let's not forget Short Round

    Short Round was the best sidekick.

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Iskander wrote: »
    the sound i made with my mouth when indy escaped an atomic blast in a leaded fridge was "PFWAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

    ahh fuck I forgot about that scene. That upset me so much. Even worse, I hate talking to people about it. Even if they're saying how ridiculous it is, they usually do so by noting that he survived an atomic blast due to a fridge's lining.

    so I'm all you don't know shit about radiation, so leave that be. but you do know about falling a fucking mile inside a hard object and hitting the ground

    you DO know that you would fucking splat.

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  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Temple of Doom is too dark. Last Crusade is too slapstick. Raiders gets it just right.

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    ah, Venice

    A few years ago I was actually on Venice for about 3 days and I said that constantly around my friends
    I of course got a huge kick out of it

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    tofu

    shoot yourself

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  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Raneados wrote: »
    tofu

    shoot yourself

    That scene were Miriam hits him with the mirror in Raiders? classic

    That scene were the fighter pilot looks at him as he's sliding through the tunnel? stupid

  • GoatmonGoatmon AHOY! I'M ADMIRAL ZHAO!Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Futore wrote: »
    Iskander wrote: »
    the sound i made with my mouth when indy escaped an atomic blast in a leaded fridge was "PFWAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

    ahh fuck I forgot about that scene. That upset me so much. Even worse, I hate talking to people about it. Even if they're saying how ridiculous it is, they usually do so by noting that he survived an atomic blast due to a fridge's lining.

    so I'm all you don't know shit about radiation, so leave that be. but you do know about falling a fucking mile inside a hard object and hitting the ground

    you DO know that you would fucking splat.

    Neither of these sort of things are usually very important in an action movie.

    Not saying you're wrong, but honestly...

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Goatmon wrote: »
    Futore wrote: »
    Iskander wrote: »
    the sound i made with my mouth when indy escaped an atomic blast in a leaded fridge was "PFWAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

    ahh fuck I forgot about that scene. That upset me so much. Even worse, I hate talking to people about it. Even if they're saying how ridiculous it is, they usually do so by noting that he survived an atomic blast due to a fridge's lining.

    so I'm all you don't know shit about radiation, so leave that be. but you do know about falling a fucking mile inside a hard object and hitting the ground

    you DO know that you would fucking splat.

    Neither of these sort of things are usually very important in an action movie.

    Not saying you're wrong, but honestly...

    what? how is a giant impact that could result in a death not important in an action movie? if the rules of death did not apply, the action would be pointless and it would not be an action movie.

    however, in the indiana jones little universe, we know that the normal laws of normal physics apply. like getting shot hurts a dude. getting whipped hurts a dude. getting punched hurts a dude. a giant fall at real high velocity hurts a dude.

    the movie took just went right past common laws of what is established already in that series. we do not know what an atomic blast would do to something lined in lead, so therefore all bets are off. But the force of an impact is instilled again and again by the giant sound effect they use for Indy's punches

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