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When will we see the first INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL trailer?

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I got a tip-off earlier today (from someone who should know) with some info on when to expect the INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL trailer. Take it as a big rumor, but it looks like it'll hit with BEOWULF, which comes out in November. Sure, that's a pretty obvious target... it's a big Paramount movie and Lucas dropped a hint earlier in the year saying the first trailer would hit around Thanksgiving... but rumor also has it that John Williams is currently working on the music for the trailer... New John Williams INDIANA JONES music... or a new arrangement of old John Williams INDIANA JONES music... either way, I'm getting giddy as a schoolboy just thinking about it. Hopefully with a couple months to cut a trailer we get something better than that first INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM trailer... remember that? It was just a map with the different locations and the INDIANA JONES red line running from shooting location to shooting location and then the title... and the "Trust me" line from RAIDERS. Alright, I take that back. That's a fuckin' sweet trailer.

But after all this time I'd love to see something simple and iconic... a reintroduction to Indy... maybe even something shot exclusively for a trailer and not a standard collage of movie scenes. How cool would that be? I just don't want to only see a goddamn hat and whip sitting on a box and the title. You?


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  • Sept. 14, 2007, 8:50 p.m. CST

    first

    by TommyShag

    first

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Isn't it Shia la Boof & The Kingdom...?

    by JackPumpkinhead

    He's the star, after all!

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 8:52 p.m. CST

    third

    by blammotheclown

    avast!

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Agreed

    by Ravengrey26

    Something new and ingenious would be a nice change for the trailer...it's been so long since we've had an Indy flick that anything run of the mill would just seem tacky and lame.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Shia gets pissed on by a Decpticon, Indy whips it good

    by TallBoy66

    There's your trailer right there.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    is the new first

    by blammotheclown

    I know that I'll jump out of my seat screaming and do a screaming lap around the theater, out one door and back in the other when I see a IJATKOTCS trailer (what the k3wl kids call it)

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Anything with new Indy stuff will be cool...

    by Playkins

    ..hell, it could be 2 minutes and 30 seconds of Indy grunting one out on the john and I'd be happy.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Whatever it is -

    by Filmcaptain

    - it needs to be November, now.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Indy is back...

    by TiVo1138

    bout god damn time.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    all i want...

    by damagedinc

    i just want solid video of harrison ford doing something other than hobble. if he can run and throw a punch, i'm bought 'til next summer.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 8:59 p.m. CST

    it'll probably be in the cloverfield release..

    by theonecalledshoe

    just a hunch.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Will it be available in Glorious Quicktime?

    by uppercanuck

    Hardy har har.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 9:24 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE MEDICINE CABINET

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    I'm giddy about this movie and trailer too, Harry. But you just have to have some fun with the whole age thing. Wouldn't it be cool if there was reference to that line from Raiders...'It's not the years....It's the mileage.' Now it's the mileage and the years.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 9:37 p.m. CST

    They'll do anything to get asses in the seats

    by Bluereader

    for Beowulf. This flix is going to blow!

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 9:45 p.m. CST

    The teaser trailer will feature mo-cap CGI Indy

    by And Nicolas Cage as Fu Manchu

    Who looks just like Harrison Ford!!!

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Lumpa Doo Doo... Lumpa Doooo!

    by Pappachubby

    They should should purposefully shoot the whole trailer(/film) in low def so it fit's in with the previous 3 and then make sure that Indy repeatedly says, "I'm getting too old for this shit..." After every hair raising close call. But, instead we'll get super duper ultra highest def green screen movie with Indy saying, "I'm getting to elderly for this stuff..." After every 'Lark' bumping close call... A whippppcrak with my whipppy tail!

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 9:49 p.m. CST

    As long as it's not one of those rotten "teaser" things

    by Yeti

    Much ado about nothing.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Trailer: don't show ANYTHING

    by Anakin Whoopass

    They should shoot footage just for the trailer and show no scenes from the movie. Give me hype not spoilers. Studios need to stop making trailers as short versions of the movie.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Raiders of the lost 'LARK'

    by Pappachubby

    LARK = http://valuemobility.com/scooters.htm

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Or...

    by Pappachubby

    http://valuemobility.com/lar2.jpg (Messed that joke up... sorry folks... Back to polishing up my act.)

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 9:54 p.m. CST

    My thoughts on a teaser

    by micbenxyy

    Shia is a draw for the younger crowd. You show a sequence of him getting his ass in a jam, accompanied by some generic summer block buster music. When he is dangling on the precipice, a hand reaches down, he looks up to see a silhouette in a classic fedora, the Raiders theme blasts from the speakers, and the audience goes wild - cut to black out and the release date. 'nuff said.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Prediction

    by Samuel Vimes

    Since this'll be the first Indy film in almost 20 years... I think you could expect an Indy "Greatest Hits" montage to be the teaser trailer to re-introduce the character to the target audience who weren't even born yet when CRUSADE came out. <br> <br> Expect a montage of action scenes from the three films to draw the male gaming teens and shirtless Indy shots for the girls, all to Williams' familiar motifs. I wouldn't expect ANY shots from the new movie at all.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 10:01 p.m. CST

    It's impossible for me to get excited for this film...

    by Mattyboy122

    And I'm a huge fan of Indiana Jones...Everything from Shia's involvement to the rumored Chariot of the Gods plot leads me to believe the powers that be behind this film are intent on raping this franchise.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Mattyboy122

    by micbenxyy

    ... but you will be there to watch, won't you? Oh my yes.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 10:06 p.m. CST

    I'll take a side order of an old friend from the East.

    by Queerbait

    All I want is a second of hearing in the background "Shortie get us outta here!" or "He no nuts, he crazy!", please any sign of our Short Round.A Yankee hat getting dusted off. A bowl of rice. Anything!!! After all, Indy took him in after Short's rents died.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 10:14 p.m. CST

    ***NEW PIC*** of RAMBO and his TEAM a la PREDATOR

    by ABking

    The film opens JANUARY 25TH http://craigzablo.proboards18.com/index.cgi?board=SlyTalk&action=display&thread=1189387046

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Umm...what?

    by VegasRon

    Who cares? Every great movie memory from my childhood has been raped/rebooted/reraped and I expect no less with Indy 4. My ass is still sore from that piece of shit that was RZ's Halloween. When's the Ghostbusters remake with Will Smith, Dane Cook and Christopher Mintz-Plasse coming out?

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 10:24 p.m. CST

    I thought that title was a joke.

    by kabong

    Indiana Jones and the Ginsu Knife

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 10:41 p.m. CST

    didnt you guys learn anything from star wars

    by robamenta

    I cant believe the short attention span of people getting excited by this. didnt you learn anything from star wars? Lucas doesnt give a shit about making quality. And here you are falling for it all over again

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Young Indy Jones & the Pimple of Doom

    by JaiBei

    If they decided to use a younger actor and go back to the early years, this is a possibility suggested by my wife...

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 10:47 p.m. CST

    I'm not going to see that Beowulf garbage

    by jimmy_009

    I'll wait until it hits the net.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 10:48 p.m. CST

    robamenta

    by Zakari Paolon

    Hey bud, To me the huge difference here is that this is a Steven Speilberg film, not a movie from a dude who hadn't directed anything in 15 years. I Know Lucas is producer, but he scares me much less as a producer than as a director, and I still think Speilberg is an extremely talented guy, so it's much more him I put my trust in. Still, it could be a horrible film, I just can't help hoping it'll be amazing. Peace.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    robamenta...

    by MCVamp

    Yes, it IS Lucas. It is also Steven Spielberg. Munich proved there's still some dark hair on his balls, despite the gray patches showing on War of the Worlds and the Terminal. There's still hope for all involved. Don't bet against the guy who shot the melting face montage in RAIDERS. That was awesome on ninety-four fucking levels.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 10:59 p.m. CST

    JOHN RAMBO trailer/footage with JERRY GOLDSMITH SCORE!!

    by ABking

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wlMhB7ys-K4

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11 p.m. CST

    I'm already in line for the movie.

    by The Ghost of Marcus Brody

    .

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:01 p.m. CST

    lucas is involved,,,nuff said

    by robamenta

    lucas is involved and gonna make more money off the good will of fans wanting to relive a 30 year old franchise. Sound familiar?? Im not so willing to forgive no matter who is directing. 'fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice....'

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:14 p.m. CST

    McVamp...

    by VegasRon

    With all due respect, you have to go wayyyy back to the first Indy flick for an example of badassedness. I'm keeping my expectations as low as they can be.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:17 p.m. CST

    I just can't get excited about this film.

    by LoneGun

    Then again, I never really cared for the previous Indy Jones sequels. The only movie in the series I thought was good was the first one - RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:20 p.m. CST

    i made that logo on my iPhone

    by pencil-man

    I swear, aren't there font palettes out there so you can make that logo easy?

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:24 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE BLACK FRIDAY MERCHANDISE EFFORT

    by Pound Sand

    "Turkeys, why does it have to be turkeys"

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Return of the Franchise!

    by Pappachubby

    Yeah, I get the feeling that MOST of us who even care enough to post on the this talk back do so because we we're all fans of classic Star wars/ Indy and really do hope that they don't goof this thing up royally. But, as with most folks here, I also have some serious doubts. I have this theory that ever since Lucas & Spielberg (& Ford) for that matter have become so hugely successful, that maybe there just isn't the urgency to really kick it into high gear anymore? I also have the sense that to these guys it's just 'so much fun' to be back together and are all like on a vacation about this thing or something. I mean back when Star Wars was done and Raiders, I think the directors we're still trying to prove themselves and we're more lean and mean about the process. Now, they have all kinds of staff to tell them how great they are and all this money to validate that etc. I mean what's their REAL motivation anymore? Is it to make great movies and take chances like they had to when they had modest budgets and studios breathing down their necks? Or is it now just to down some metamucil and let this thing kinda slide out nice and easy -knowing it will be a guaranteed summer blockbuster no matter how good or bad the script is? C'mon guys... This could be the final straw for Nerds and Uber Geeks across the land! If this fails well then... you may see many 30 something ultra dorks tracking down the Ark of the Covenant themselves just to melt their own faces off! I really do hope this thing turns out to be good and I'm wrong though... They really should hire me to go ahead and tell 'em what cool and what's not. But, alas here I sit in my parent's basement. Guess I'll just get back to making my lego castles. SUCK IT GUYS!

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:30 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE ANTACID PILLS

    by Chrighton

    "LaBarf. Why does it have to be LaBarf?"

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:32 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE SLEEPYTIME TRYPTOPHAN ADVENTURE

    by Pound Sand

    "zzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZzzzz"

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:33 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND WHO GOES TO SEE BEOWULF ON TURKEY DAY

    by Pound Sand

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:34 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND I'LL BE WATCHING FOOTBALL, THANKS

    by Pound Sand

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:34 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE ALL-MADDEN TURDUKEN CHALLENGE

    by Pound Sand

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:35 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE 10,000 CALORIE MEAL WITH PIE

    by Pound Sand

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:36 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE FRIDAY MORNING TURKEY SANDWICH

    by Pound Sand

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:39 p.m. CST

    it still rules

    by El Borak

    i will see it.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE LUMPY MASHED POTATOES

    by Pound Sand

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES SITS AT THE GROWN UP TABLE THIS YEAR

    by Pound Sand

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND WOW WHAT A LOT OF DISHES TO DO

    by Pound Sand

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST

    THE MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE INDIANA JONES FLOAT

    by Pound Sand

    Hey, isn't that Al Roker?

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE DEEP FRIED TURKEY EXPERIMENT

    by Pound Sand

    "Marion, better call the Butterball Hotline."

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES FORGET TO TAKE OUT THE GIBLETS PACKET

    by Pound Sand

    Hilarity ensues.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES IS ASLEEP ON THE COUCH WITH THE TEEVEE ON

    by Pound Sand

    That's probably a good stopping point for this riff. Sorry everybody.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST

    IN THE SOVIET UNION INDIANA JONES CRUSADES YOU

    by Chrighton

    erm, no.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Pound Sand

    by VegasRon

    Good call...go out with the funniest one...

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Coming this Turkey-Day.....

    by Jobacca

    INDIANA JONES AND THE REVENGE OF THE ATTACK OF THE PHANTOM KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULLS !!!! P.S.-I hear from a friend of a friend that all the Nazis are going to be CGI and carry walkie-talkies!

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Monty Python

    by mrbong

    when Monty Python released the album "The Album Of The Soundtrack For The Trailer Of The Film Of Monty Python And The Holy Grail", who knew that one day we would actually all be excited about hearing just the soundtrack to a trailer???????

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 12:43 a.m. CST

    "And this is how we say goodbye in Germany Dr. Jones."

    by Sulla

    I'm gonna miss the Nazis, best villains ever. Doesnt this one take place in the 60's?

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 12:50 a.m. CST

    hopefully he'll be Raiders/Temple Indy here

    by Prossor

    more of the badass, now since he doesn't have to put on his little boy act against seannery like in crusade hopefully we'll get more of the badassery of raiders/temple. temple of doom may be a stretch for his character since he's at his most primal raw and badass in that one but raiders is like his middle ground so shoot for that one on this

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 12:53 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE THE NOT REMOTELY FUNNY, EVER

    by Playkins

    Just stop already.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 1:04 a.m. CST

    This is one of the films that shouldn't show ANYTHING

    by Evil Hobbit

    in the trailers. Keep everything surprising for the eventual release. People will go anyway.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST

    I CALL BULLSHIT

    by GOTACASE

    INDY NOW TRAVELS TO BUDAPEST,BUT IS CALLED ONCE MORE INTO SERVICE, BY HILLARY CLINTON.THE SPEAR OF DESTINY HAS BEEN DISCOVERED,AND IT IS A FINGER, AND A CIGAR THAT WAS STUCK IN A FAT SLUTTY GAPING WASTE OF LIFE,THAT NOW HAS ACCESS TO BOOTY TRAPS. THAT's WHAT I SAID BOODY TRAPS. A WHIP, A CRACK, A BLOODY GOOD ONE LINER, A STUNT(BOULDERS ROLL,ANOTHER LAUGHS.)Only if you spoke hovito's, you could warn them A nazi's blood on the flying wing,as a jewish ceremony,melts the flesh of unbelievers, jews, nazis,and a few ragheads(I assume are muslim) I laugh, as one will say it is as if the Pharo's have returned,and got pwned again We call this indiana jones and the search for a an acceptable race to whup up on.Who is ripe?

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Revenge of the Sith will OWN your asses

    by Prossor

    search your feelings, you know it to be true.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 1:34 a.m. CST

    What the fuck are they gonna do with that long title?

    by darrenspool

    WHAT!?

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Not to be a douche

    by MikeTheSpike

    but didn't Merrick post that same trailer about two weeks ago? Yeah, no, that *was* being a douche, wasn't it?

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 1:53 a.m. CST

    The Temple of Doom is WAY underrated in the series.

    by alucardvsdracula

    Raiders is by far the greatest, but I honestly think Temple of Doom is a better movie than Last Crusade - and I really love that movie too. Sure Crapshaw does annoy but she's not all that bad. Shortround was ace and the dark indy storyline was just the right side of camp. No its not perfect but its way better than many give it credit.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Hans Zimmer to approve Williams' demos on Indy 4!

    by Musicballs

    This score will rule!

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 2:23 a.m. CST

    "They've been dissing Lucas since 1997"

    by Jobacca

    LUCAS- Star Wars SE Jedi SE Phantom Menace Attack of The Clones... Lucas has fucking EARNED some dissing. Dont even get us started on the massive amount of suck that Speilberg and Ford have produced since the last Indy Movie. I really,really want this movie to be fun and good,but I know it wont be.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 3:02 a.m. CST

    In ten years...

    by BlackIronPrison

    most of those people dissing Lucas could of gone through film school and probably written quite a few screenplays by now. Right? Come on guys, it didn't take Lucas that long to write the original SW. Alot of you TB people behave as if you could do better. Prove it. Start with an idea on paper and build it into a FUCKING EMPIRE...I dare you. Once your idea is fully + firmly embedded into my nervous system, and it becomes second nature to me, I will perhaps think your statements about this or that might mean something. But, none of that will happen if you don't kindly shit or get off the pot. I will now sit tight and eagerly await all the works of genius that will undoubtedly be flooding into the cinemas of the world within the next decade. Thanks guys. Godspeed..

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 3:25 a.m. CST

    If Harrison Ford had a few hit movies lately..

    by warp11

    Do you think he would have signed on for the latest Indy?

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Shia is cool, but does Indy need a side kick?

    by warp11

    Short round was cool, but not really a side kick. Shia is a big character onto himself. How is that going to mix together?

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 3:49 a.m. CST

    As I said in the last TB, Ford got this rolling in '94

    by TiVo1138

    ...when his career was at a high. He didn't need this. He was also the one who said that he wouldn't do it any later than 2008. <br><br>And Jobacca, after the last Indy movie, Spielberg went on to make Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, Minority Report and Munich. All some of his best, one of which is considered his masterpiece.<br><br>Yet you know this won't be good?

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 3:59 a.m. CST

    No Country For Old Men, Doctor Jones.

    by rosasaks

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 4:31 a.m. CST

    I agree...Beowulf looks like garbage

    by Bobo_Vision

    Its basically Polar Express 2, with monsters instead of trains.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 5:14 a.m. CST

    The Temple of Doom wasn't that bad

    by Yeti

    But I could've done without the Asian kid.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 5:16 a.m. CST

    Polar Express was Amazing

    by pokadoo

    ...ly bad!

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 5:18 a.m. CST

    wow

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    still can't believe this dream is real.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 5:22 a.m. CST

    I mean I like Star wars

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    I Fu(Gunshot)in LOVE Indy. Seriously that bit in Raiders in the car chase where the arab falls on the windshield, looking suitably shocked, and Indy and the Nazi grin at each other.....Greatest moment in Cinema.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 5:23 a.m. CST

    Their's ONE funny scene in Rush Hour 3

    by pokadoo

    ...where Jackie Chan & Chris Tucker fall out & go their seperate ways, we see them both alone, obviously missing each other. Can't remember what Chan was doing, but Tucker is sitting at a bar, having a beer and watching Temple of Doom on TV, and he gets all teary eyed when Shortround peers over the car seat and says "Holy Smokes! Clash Landing!". That made me chuckle. The rest of the film was crap, though!

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Temple of Doom...

    by VegasRon

    was absolute fucking ass. It sucked when I was 14 fucking years old and it still fucking sucks. And for fuck's sake, all you Lucas ball sack-quaffing "I dont see YOU making billions" can fucking die. That talentless fuck was in the right place at the right time to find some creative FX people to catapult his plagarizing ass into fame and fortune. The end.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Temple of Doom...

    by VegasRon

    was absolute fucking ass. It sucked when I was 14 fucking years old and it still fucking sucks. And for fuck's sake, all you Lucas ball sack-quaffing "I dont see YOU making billions" can fucking die. That talentless fuck was in the right place at the right time to find some creative FX people to catapult his plagarizing ass into fame and fortune. The end.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 6:05 a.m. CST

    "Greatest Adventure Ever Made" & "Trust Me"

    by V'Shael

    Well, you've just reminded us that Temple of Doom was a sucky movie, and trailers were overhyped even then. <p> Indy 4 and the search for Ben Gay. (The Gayest Ben you've ever seen.)

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 6:07 a.m. CST

    VegasRon

    by BlackIronPrison

    What do you know about it? You don't seem to have much to add but vitriol and a saddening lack of good humor. I believe even you are capable of creating lasting art, but all you can do is hurl invectives and wish death on stuff and people who don't please your seemingly narrow sensibilities. It's not just about the money or worldwide fame. I'd be just as impressed if you created something or anything that had some sincerity and meaning. So far all you've given me here has been spite.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 6:14 a.m. CST

    I've been dissin' Lucas since 1984.

    by Diagnostic

    That Maxim girl is hot.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 6:28 a.m. CST

    My idea for a trailer...

    by Seany-Wan

    The trailer opens with a black screen and you hear the music they play when they open the Indy is in the map room. The camera pans to show many dusty crates (perhaps the crate that holds the Ark?). In white lettering on a title card it reads, "Many treasures have long been searched for..." Fade back (not black) to the camera panning to show more crates. The music continues. Another title card appears "Some stay lost to history and time...." The music starts to well up. Last title card "And others are to be discovered again...." We hear the music that plays when the sun hits the Staff of Ra. The camera pans to the crate that reads " Property of Dr. Jones". There is a whip and hat lying on it. We hear the Raiders march. A hand picks up the hat and whip. They are put in their proper place. You see the back of a person’s head as the hat goes on. After it is adjusted properly, INDIANA JONES turns around, looks into the camera, smiles and says, "Trust me". Fade to black. Title logo and credits. SUMMER 2008

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 6:47 a.m. CST

    I don't know why people are worried about Lucas...

    by dr_buggerlugs

    Spielberg is still the director and I'm betting probably the only filmmaker in the world who can say no to Lucas whenever he has to.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Villain is probably Iraqi Insurgents

    by theycallmemrglass

    Or maybe AL quada - Yawn. Nazi's were the best villains. But who were the villains in the real world 50's ??? Was it russia? That would be boring. Egyptians make good baddies and so do Aristocratic English men! Anyway I have faith in the Lucas-Spielberg teamup - they will let rip to give us a heck of a ride in the cinema - sure, they went off track in recent years but thats becasue they want to do other stuff. But place them in their element they will not let us down.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Is Last Crusade a prequel to Raiders?

    by theycallmemrglass

    I know Temple of Doom is a prequel but what about last Crusade? Just want to work out the continuity of Karen Allen's character. If Last Crusade follows after Raiders than they must have broke up twice unless Indie was cheating on her in Last Crusade. Perhaps I shouldnt give a sh*t - just bring on some Indie action!

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    the nazi's were the best fictional villains EVER!!

    by RockLobster800

    just shows you that Lucas and Spielberg can think up great villains-first the Empire and then those Nazi's-and they actually made you believe that some bunch of german twats could almost take over the world (psst-as IF!)! And Spielberg even kept re-introducing them in that Schindlers List thing-I suppose that was like an Indy "expanded universe thing" like those Star Wars books that dont have the main characters in them?

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE OBVIOUS JOKE TITLES!

    by MetiphisLabs

    Yep.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Temple of Doom was much better than Raiders

    by BringingSexyBack

    Who's the better villain? Mola Ram, the mystical priest for the demon Kali Ma, who enslaves children and makes them drink the blood of the Kali? Or a French Archaelogist?

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 8:57 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE RISE OF EQUINAS THE HORSEFUCKER

    by BringingSexyBack

    When Indy sees horsefuckery up close, he throws up a little in his mouth.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE FORBIDDEN HORSE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Indy catches Shia in the barn doing something bad. No more horses for Shia.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Pokadoo - that Rush Hour 3 description

    by BringingSexyBack

    actually makes me want to download it just for the scene. Sounds funny.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST

    A specially shot trailer would be the BEST!

    by performingmonkey

    It could show two random guys going after one of the Crystal Skulls, they go through a couple of obstacles then there's the Skull right in front of them on a pedestal, they are about to pick it up when a bullwhip flies out and takes it out of their reach, cue titles, cue Williams score.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    RAIDERS OF THE HORSE'S ARSE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Indy doesn't condone sex with horses, and thinks debating it is stupid.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Temple Of Doom fucking ROCKS

    by Osmosis Jones

    Name another action movie better than the last 40 minutes of TOD.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Id dont understand peoples concern about Lucas

    by RockLobster800

    I mean you cant cite the Star Wars prequels with this-Lucas aint directing!! and as long as he doesnt get his mitts on Kaufmans script I think we're grand-although I'll defend the majority of Sith to the grave! However, I still dont think we need this film-I mean Ill go see it and all but come on....

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 10 a.m. CST

    I would've been better prepared for this announcement

    by CreasyBear

    about the teaser for the trailer about the teaser for the trailer for the movie if AICN had earlier posted a teaser for the announcement for the teaser for the trailer for the movie. You guys on this site just rush things too much.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE YOU KIDS STAY OUTTA MY YARD!

    by Cheif Brody

    I'm certain the new trailer will be very Shia friendly...to get the kids interested that don't even know who Indiana Jones is...and there will be that familiar "Marion's Theme" swell of music when Karen Allen appears and us old fanboys are gonna cream our shorts. It's a marketing "win-win".

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    i just bought knocked up 2 weeks early...

    by jig98

    and the fucking title is bitchin'. how they will fit it on a marquee, i don't know. looking forward to the next indiana jones flick. love the others.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Indy continuity:

    by Osmosis Jones

    Temple Of Doom: 1935 ~ Raiders: 1936 ~ Last Crusade: 1938

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and The Temple of the Crystal Skull

    by tme2nsb

    Indiana Jones and The Temple of the Crystal Skull Sorry, but been there done that. Tokyo DisneySEA already has had that...and for years. Good one Lucas and Team.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    duel of the cristal skulls

    by AllieJamison

    >>but rumor also has it that John Williams is currently working on the music for the trailer<< ...that part sent me on the floor doubling up laughing the laugh of giddy schoolgirl excitement interrupted by little episodes of Indyesque ToD-black sleep of Kali spasms. Actually I guess this wasn't even news... but it's cool that Quint posted it...just as one more little stop at the road of excitement...yiiihaaaw...

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Allie:

    by Playkins

    Read the news a little close, babe.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    What about a Dark Knight trailer?

    by Pagliacci

    Or a combo: a trailer featuring Heath/Joker killing Shia LeBouaeuaouaeef.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 1:11 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE WHORE OF BABYLON

    by BringingSexyBack

    The whore riding the beast is symbolism for horsefucking. May the Lord save our souls for even debating it.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    No surprise...

    by Forestal

    We've assumed the Indy 4 trailer would be attached to Beowulf for quite a while.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST

    No Music for Trailer Yet

    by SJLinNYC

    Talked to John Williams yesterday after his rehearsal with the NY Philharmonic. He said he hasn't seen any footage for the new Indiana Jones film yet, but he starts work on the score in two weeks.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Jealousy = Hate

    by Mako

    That pretty much sums up more than 1/2 of the AICN talkbackers LOL

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    I talked to John Williams too...

    by cornponious

    He said SJLinNYC is a damn liar.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 2:35 p.m. CST

    damn

    by AllieJamison

    This talkback is eating up my posts. But whatever...it was only a full lengthy desciption of my 5 sec laugh & excitement spasm I got at the thought of Johnny Williams scoring this thing. <br> <br> I agree with the performing monkey. Using material exclusively shot for the trailer sounds perfect.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Quint, you never were giddy...

    by JackBauer@CTU

    ...even when you were a school boy Seany-Wan, I gotta be honest - reading your idea for the teaser, complete with title cards and music cues actually gave me goosebumps. Well played, sir. Well played. Now regarding this teaser - I wouldn't expect any footage. The "TOD" teaser obviously didn't, and neither did the "LC" teaser. If you recall, that was all behind the scenes footage of them working on the tank scene, intercut with directors' chairs with all the talent names on it. Either way, cannot fucking wait!

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Wha-

    by Fing Fang Foom

    Temple of Doom happened before Raiders? For real? I guess there are dates at the beginning of the movie but i never realized it. That just blew my mind.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Geriatric Jones and the HoverRound of Doom

    by Necromunda

    Sorry...

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST

    fiester

    by DocPazuzu

    He said "pretty sure" in Last Crusade.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    TKOTCS won't suck anywhere near as bad...

    by alienindisguise

    as Temple of Doom...that was just a gimmicky gross out flick..poorly written and acted. Short Round was the only thing that saved that piece of shit..well that and Kate Capshaw's hotass

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Memories-Of-Murder...

    by dioxholster

    Lucas is my hero! what does that say about me?

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST

    People bash Lucas cuz...

    by WONKABAR

    almost every artistic decision he has made since...'82 has been questionable at the very least. starting with, Ewoks instead of Wookies. Luke & Leia = siblings. Vader's face. Han not dying, Ewok-song. "Return" of the Jedi. Temple of Doom. Howard the Duck. Willow. Young Indy. Han shoots first. CG Jabba. Biggs second scene added...but not the first. Luke's retarded scream. "Alert my star-destroyer". Jabba's Palace: Teh musical. Fett's magical antenna. Re-Ewok-song after we've come to love the stupid original. Anakin is a kid...then not casting the one that "just auditions well". Failing to notice that Jar-Jar isn't funny...then failing to act when a simple re-dub would have fixed the problem. Midiwhatevers. Virgin-birth. Killing Maul. Forbidden-love. Sifowhaever. "The power to create life/stop people from dying/manipulate midiwhatevers"...meh. Spending two movies building all this useless crap up only to have it add up to nothing really at the end of the day, and then jamming all the important shit into the last hour of the third flick. Death Star under construction along with newly pressed Imperial uniforms and TIE-fighter soundFX in the last five minutes of the movie. Putting out the originals as two-disk sets so we have to figure out how to trade or Trilogy-boxes at the used DVD-place whilest keeping the "bonus features" DVD...pricless. Sorry, I just gotta work in at least one Lucas-rant a month. Can't wait 4 Indy-4!

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Not that important Off-topic thing

    by dioxholster

    can anyone get the RSS thing for this site to work. i tried so many times but the damn thing seems not to load.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Oh, and "Crystal Skull," is the name of a Goth Stripper

    by Pound Sand

    "Got any Bauhaus?"

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 7:04 p.m. CST

    The Expectation Meter Reads 'Very Low'

    by skoobyx

    Of course maybe that means I'll like it. I actually liked 'Transformers' possible because I expected it to suck...

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Thanks krack

    by WONKABAR

    These TBs are gonna be on fire right up 'till summer '08, count on it! Pass the chilled monkey-brains...

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 7:33 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE IM GETTIN TOO OLD FOR THIS SHIT

    by CQuest

    then we see the camera pan around this figure, the hat, the whip the jacket, then we see the CGI FACE OF HARRISON FORD! he winks at us and then jumps 100 feet in the air and starts battlin purple fire breathing dragons with a lazer whip. man that would be SO KEWL

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 8:36 p.m. CST

    I'll take just

    by HippieFella

    the hat and the whip sitting there for the first trailer. Most kids have no idea who Indi is. So start simple then kill us with advertising later.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 9:11 p.m. CST

    The title sucks. And that's just the beginning...

    by xannibal

    Remeber folks, Spielberg is TWENTY YEARS removed from a decent action movie. He might have improved his skills as a film maker in that time, but not as an action film director. I'm expecting some painful, forced action hero torch-passing involving Shia with some obvious, groan inducing CGI, but I'll still go and love it.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    last crusade was a joke

    by Prossor

    the humor of raiders/doom was sharp witted and sarcastic, crusade's was goofy force slapstick, weak ass villains (guys in fezzes, a mel brooks nazi commander, greedy guy who makes belloq look respectable) while doom had MOLA FUCKING RAM, easily the scariest villain of the trilogy. give me kate "willie scott" capshaw ANY DAY over that bland non-entity blonde in Crusade, at least WILLIE had a fucking personality. also short round showed the rare way how to make child sidekicks likable. not to mention temple's opening started off with a musical, james bondish, a shangai chase into an airplane down to india without a stop, Crusade had some guy who's not Ford gaining all the Indy-isms in an evening. WHAT THE SHIT!!!!! crusade's glum score sucking fucked, gimme Raiders and Doom rousing Williams score any day beeatches. the only real thing crusade has going for it is connery, james bond being indy's father, only here he's absent and they decided to go the sad goofy and whiny old man route. it's laughable when people say crusade is raiders part 2, if anything temple of doom captured that razor sharp spirit of raiders!

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Skull full of Cristal!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    "Drink from the pimp skull, my ho's!"

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones deals with the KOCS in this trailer!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    'Nuff said! :P

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM FOR A HORSE

    by BringingSexyBack

    fuckee.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Fiester, Re: "Pretty sure"

    by jollysleeve

    You're getting the Indy films confused. When he saw the picture of the arc on the catacomb walls and makes the "pretty sure" joke, that's actually in Last Crusade. So there's no discrepency. (Although to be honest, I'm still wondering what the hell happened to Short Round between Temple and Raiders. I mean, Indy *was* supposed to be his surrogate father after all.)

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 10:28 p.m. CST

    shortround and indys son would be 7 years apart or so

    by CQuest

    they should make them gay lovers or some shit

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Mystery in the Indy titles

    by punisher5150

    Not sure I like the new title. Gives too much away. 1st- Raiders of the Lost Ark - What Ark? When I saw it, everyone was sure that the ark would be Noah's boat. Not many people even knew what the Ark of the Covenent was. It created a good twist when you found out that the ark was something completely different than you initially thought. 2nd - Temple of Doom - possibly the greatest title ever for a movie (Big Trouble in Little China comes close). We knew there was going to be a temple of some sort. And there would be doom waiting for Indy. That's about it! 3rd - Last Crusade - WTF???? I had no idea where they were going with this one. the teaser gave very little away, except that Indy would be going up against a big F'ing tank! Great Title. A little dissapointed in the execution of the film, but it was still a great picture. 4th - Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls - Gives too much away. first Indy will find a lost kingdom, and possibly the secret of the crystal skulls, which some believe came from aliens or Atlantis. Quite a bit of plot given away just from that. But hey, maybe they'll throw us a twist like they did with the Ark. Guess we'll find out May '08!!!! I, for one, can't wait!

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Xannibal, 20 years since the last good S. action movie?

    by Osmosis Jones

    Jurassic Park, Minority Report, War Of The Worlds, Munich?! Even if you don't think much of them as films, the action sequences are frequently brilliant. Spielberg is still peerless at cinematic tension & release.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 10:58 p.m. CST

    "Nice try, Lao Che!"

    by Osmosis Jones

    "Ahhhh...chilled monkey brains!"

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Prossor

    by one9deuce

    Thank you, "a mel brooks nazi commander" is the perfect way to describe Colonel Vogel, and how ridiculous his character was in concept and carry-out. And excellent points on how Last Crusade is weak.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 11:21 p.m. CST

    a shialess trailer

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    would be nice

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 2:10 a.m. CST

    So Shia Is Playing Marion's Son?

    by skoobyx

    And Abner Ravenwood's Grandson then? I liked Karen Allen best out of the chicks in the movies. When I was a kid I thought that being able to win a drinking contest was what you looked for in a girlfriend. <p> Now I know its true.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 3:03 a.m. CST

    You said it!!!

    by wackybantha

    I've been looking my whole life for someone like Marion Ravenwood and when I've found a woman like her she's usually not interested or unavailable. :( GRRR!!!!!!

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and those damn kids on his lawn!!

    by 13th Librarian

    ok.. I got nothing other than that..

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 7:53 a.m. CST

    I want a kick ass "B" movie trailer...

    by TheDoctor73

    They should do it 1930's style. That'd be sweet.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Did the Temple of Doom lovers...

    by V'Shael

    first see the flick when they were kids? Overly identifying with Short-Round maybe? Because seriously, the movie sucked. Mola fucking Ram included. By setting the movie before Raiders, we knew Indy couldn't die. Having Short Round and Willie survive as well, was just pussying out.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    bringingsexyback - download if you must

    by pokadoo

    Then fast-forward to that scene. It's pretty shit, otherwise. Jacky Chan should be cast as an older Shortround, Kicking ass and tryin' to get revenge on Indy for leaving him in a shanghai sweat shop. Key Hui Quan could direct it!

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Memories of Murder

    by messi

    I don't remember why, but I hate you.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST

    REVENGE OF SHORT ROUND!!!!

    by LORDRANDO

    Come on you guys, its Indiana Fucking Jones....I guess you idiots are looking forward to Saw 23 or whatever they are on. Have some faith. Lucas made some mistakes with the prequels but to say he didnt care is B/S. He spent a lot of his own money on it. Not that he couldnt afford it, but it shows he believed in it.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Last Crusade was not intended to be an action movie..

    by LORDRANDO

    its a character piece, an exploration of father /son dynamic when they fuck the same un-godly hot Austrian chick.....this is how we say good-bye in GERMANY!!!

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Hey Memories of Murder

    by LORDRANDO

    Apparently you like Korean movies...was D-wars changed for US release, like the Raymond Burr Godzilla? Or did it suck in Korea too?

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST

    They're not doing it for the money!!!!!!

    by BackRiverCatfish

    They're all richer than Jesus already.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    This summer, adventure has a new name...

    by taco-island

    ..."WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC! Anyone else remember that UHF teaser?

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 2:45 p.m. CST

    "I want a kick ass "B" movie trailer..."

    by WONKABAR

    by Thundercats73.... "They should do it 1930's style. That'd be sweet." NOOOOOOO! And definitely in the movie either. That's exactly where Lucas has totally lost it IMO. He forgot that he was supposed to be UPDATING shitty serials from the forties not imitating them...shitty dialogue and all. And I agree with what one poster said here earlier about Spielberg not directing a good action flick in 20 years. Yes, Munich is outstanding, but I think the key-word here is genre...action-flick. And I would also say more like 15 years, cuz J-Park had some great stuff in it. But the second one sucked, and I'm sorry, but his recent trilogy, if you will, of Sci-Fi flicks just didn't do it for me. Maybe it was just that horrible blown-out photography that seems to have been so "hip" over the years(I swear to Christ, if Indy-4 has that shit I'm not even going) maybe it's just Cruise and the fact that certain kid-actors drive me up the fucking wall, but I think it's time for Spielberg to move on. He's grown past those kinds of films and doesn't bring anything fresh to them IMO. It's like a grad-student hanging out at a high-school party. Him being bigger than it adds nothing. Oh, and that shit that he did to E.T. was ten-times worse than Greedo shooting first. Nothing spells danger like a walkie-talkie pointed at your head. Hey, I'm still hoping that Indy will be great, but that hokey title gave me some of the same shivers I got when I read the words "The Phantom Menace". Man, I still remember mouthing those words as I read them and thinking, "is this a joke?" little did I know I would think the same thing several more times in the ensuing years, and get the same chills...including recently. Don't get mad, I'm only bein' real

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Good lord....its windy in here...

    by LORDRANDO

    Multiple paragraph posts? Thats normal. Write a freakin' book on the subject.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Lay off Lucas

    by krushjudgement

    He's a genius. He may not be a good director, but he understands myth and story. He's right where he needs to be as a producer.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Crusade's best things pale against Temple's best ones

    by Prossor

    the dinner scene, the mine cart chase, "water, water, WATER!", what indy does on the bridge is most likely his #1 moment of badass incarnate "prepare to meet kail, in hell!", and after all that tortured evil and horror he snaps out "now lets get out of here" "right. ALL of us." and the unconscious guard slides across the gravel and it shows indy standing there as the children's savior. oh and crusade had the bloandest locales, utah, europe, and the middle east as a suspciously american shrub desert, heck its even in new york. compared to the first two having amazon, egypt, mediterranean, shanghai, india.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Richer than Jesus?

    by LORDRANDO

    As I recall, Jesus had no posessions or personal wealth. Maybe thats nitpicking. Oh, this is a whole freaking site dedicated to nitpicking. Try "Richer than the Pope...."

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Raiders Is A Perfect Film

    by skoobyx

    Almost thirty years later it still has the best opening scene of any movie. Every time I watch it I'm 6 years old again. <p> 'Temple of Doom' was very good but just didn't capture the same kind of magic. I thought 'Last Crusade' was uninspired and silly instead of funny. I'll hold out some hope for the new one but the franchise just seems so neutered from the original picture. Watch it again and I can't imagine you'd disagree with me.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Skoooo I disagree...

    by LORDRANDO

    To quote Henry Jones.. I paraphrase..." The quest for the Grail is not adventure...its the quest for something inside of us...' Ever notice the artifact in question is not recovered in the end, but USED for a higher purpose. Geesh....

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    The Trailer Will Be Great, But Will The Movie?

    by LaserPants

    If its one thing Lucas can do very well its marketing his movies. Remember how awesome the Phantom Menace trailer was? And how crappy the actual movie turned out to be? BEWARE, I say. Although it is Spielberg directing, and Lucas did pull and 11th our grandslam homerun with ROTS, proving to me that theres still a spark somewhere there underneath all the neckfat and oceans of cash. Some sign of an honest creative life... <br><br> Anyways, I think this will probably be a good movie, but the trailer is not necessarily an indicator of that...

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST

    "#1 moment of badass incarnate"

    by WONKABAR

    %100 agree. That was some bad-ass shit right there. And blowing away the dude with the sword. And jumping without the whip. And taking on the big bald Nazi. And "whiskey" and "making it up as I go"....dude, Indy was the shit in Raiders.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 5:17 p.m. CST

    raiders>>>temple of doom >>>last crusade

    by CQuest

    TOD Indy was more immature. why? IT WAS A PREQUEL! of COURSE he was all about the money and the fame and all that shit. of course he used shortround like chewbacca. he was more han solo than studious teacher indy. goin thru TOD changed the character, he helped all those people, all those kids, he got back to how he was supposed to be. thats why in raiders and crusade, where he is OLDER, he is more relaxed and not arrogant. it makes perfect sense to me. as for the movies, TOD had great dialogue and action, way more action than either of the other 2, and was actually closer to what they wanted to do with Indy. I could have watched 30 more movies of Indy in a situation like TOD, because it wasnt end of the world big. it was just a slice of life adventure. Raiders and Crusade had to be the "huge big final" adventure, and that gets boring. ONE MAN MUST SAVE THE WORLD! nah....i like one man saving 50 kids from some random spot in india that no one else in the world knows or cares about. thats classic to me. more of THAT.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Temple of Doom

    by ye olde shiza

    Was the cheesiest Indiana Jones. I loved it when I was little. I watched it the other night a decade and a half, and I found it hard to stomach the cheese. Some people like cheese, and that's great. Eat it up. <br><br>I like Redneck Zombies a lot, but it wasn't the sequel to Night of the Living Dead, either, and that's why Temple doesn't do it for me. It's comletely different film. No wonder people didn't know it was a sequel back in the day.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 6:34 p.m. CST

    KALI MA SHAKTEE DAY!!! (Dumb, But, Fun - Give It That)

    by LaserPants

    TEMPLE OF DOOM is retarded, but fun. LAST CRUSADE is aiight, but didn't really leave any impression on me. RAIDERS is the only one thats a "timeless classic."

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and Who Gives a Shit?

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    Can't wait for to watch decrepit grandpa Indy in action. The scene where he shits in his Depends undergarments should be terrific.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 8:08 p.m. CST

    agreed cquest

    by Prossor

    he started out for fortune and glory and ended up doing it for the children and the good of the village. something like an origin story, only this time this origin done right. at his most heroic, and even as iconic, how many pics are there of his torn shirt and sword in hand in retrospectives and things.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Laserpants, you wrote:

    by one9deuce

    "and Lucas did pull an 11th hour grandslam homerun with ROTS" <p> More like a full-swing bunt. REVENGE OF THE SITH is tied with ATTACK OF THE CLONES as the worst case scenario of how bad the Prequels could get. <p> I think a lot of people are confusing exactly who the character of Indiana Jones is. The problem with LAST CRUSADE is that he isn't interested in going after the Grail. That is exactly the opposite of who he was in the previous two films, where he was scarily obsessed with acquiring what he wanted. Indiana Jones as a reluctant adventurer, who is forced to go because his father is kidnapped in CRUSADE? No thanks. Indiana Jones as somebody crazy enough to ride a horse after a Nazi convoy to get back the Ark? Yes please. Indiana Jones as a madman who will lower himself down into the Temple of Doom to acquire the Sankara Stones even though he just watched the cult of Kali rip a man's heart out? Yes please.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 9:13 p.m. CST

    krack, you got a few things wrong though...

    by TiVo1138

    First off, while I agree with you that Indy's character in Raiders and LC is much more rounded and more interesting than in ToD, I do not thing ToD was a kiddy flick nor an American answer to James Bond simply because Indy wears a tuxedo in the opening of the movie. That strikes me as an homage, and I think I see more Humphrey Bogart in it than I do James Bond.<br><br>Lucas takes full responsibility for the movie being as dark as it was. If I'm not mistaken, the "kiddie" elements were simply added to keep Lucas from going as dark as he wanted. Remember that this is the movie that inspired the PG-13 MPAA rating.<br><br>The title of the outline that Lucas presented to screenwriters Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck was Indiana Jones and the Temple of Death and the story would start in Shanghai, a year before Raiders and their lost Ark quest. Indy would get into a situation where his plane crashes. Then he's asked by a village to help them recover a sacred stone. That was the basic outline that Lucas had, and they all started building from there. Lucas also wanted a child in the movie, a virginal young princess but the rest of the company didn't feel comfortable with the idea and came up with a 10-year old Chinese boy. The idea of the little boy lead to another idea about a young Maharajah and that to a story about kidnapped children. Spielberg thought the title was too gloomy and proposed the word doom instead of death, which Lucas accepted. Instead of going for the almost suave villains in Raiders, Lucas took the villains from Gunga Din--devotees to Kali, the goddess of death. <br><br>It was Lucas who was going dark, and everyone else who was worried.<br><br>All this information can be found on theraider.net.<br><br>And Spielberg didn't put his wife into his movie. He met his FUTURE wife during the production of the movie. It wasn't a vanity thing at all.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 9:13 p.m. CST

    krack, you got a few things wrong though...

    by TiVo1138

    First off, while I agree with you that Indy's character in Raiders and LC is much more rounded and more interesting than in ToD, I do not thing ToD was a kiddy flick nor an American answer to James Bond simply because Indy wears a tuxedo in the opening of the movie. That strikes me as an homage, and I think I see more Humphrey Bogart in it than I do James Bond.<br><br>Lucas takes full responsibility for the movie being as dark as it was. If I'm not mistaken, the "kiddie" elements were simply added to keep Lucas from going as dark as he wanted. Remember that this is the movie that inspired the PG-13 MPAA rating.<br><br>The title of the outline that Lucas presented to screenwriters Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck was Indiana Jones and the Temple of Death and the story would start in Shanghai, a year before Raiders and their lost Ark quest. Indy would get into a situation where his plane crashes. Then he's asked by a village to help them recover a sacred stone. That was the basic outline that Lucas had, and they all started building from there. Lucas also wanted a child in the movie, a virginal young princess but the rest of the company didn't feel comfortable with the idea and came up with a 10-year old Chinese boy. The idea of the little boy lead to another idea about a young Maharajah and that to a story about kidnapped children. Spielberg thought the title was too gloomy and proposed the word doom instead of death, which Lucas accepted. Instead of going for the almost suave villains in Raiders, Lucas took the villains from Gunga Din--devotees to Kali, the goddess of death. <br><br>It was Lucas who was going dark, and everyone else who was worried.<br><br>All this information can be found on theraider.net.<br><br>And Spielberg didn't put his wife into his movie. He met his FUTURE wife during the production of the movie. It wasn't a vanity thing at all.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 9:13 p.m. CST

    krack, you got a few things wrong though...

    by TiVo1138

    First off, while I agree with you that Indy's character in Raiders and LC is much more rounded and more interesting than in ToD, I do not thing ToD was a kiddy flick nor an American answer to James Bond simply because Indy wears a tuxedo in the opening of the movie. That strikes me as an homage, and I think I see more Humphrey Bogart in it than I do James Bond.<br><br>Lucas takes full responsibility for the movie being as dark as it was. If I'm not mistaken, the "kiddie" elements were simply added to keep Lucas from going as dark as he wanted. Remember that this is the movie that inspired the PG-13 MPAA rating.<br><br>The title of the outline that Lucas presented to screenwriters Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck was Indiana Jones and the Temple of Death and the story would start in Shanghai, a year before Raiders and their lost Ark quest. Indy would get into a situation where his plane crashes. Then he's asked by a village to help them recover a sacred stone. That was the basic outline that Lucas had, and they all started building from there. Lucas also wanted a child in the movie, a virginal young princess but the rest of the company didn't feel comfortable with the idea and came up with a 10-year old Chinese boy. The idea of the little boy lead to another idea about a young Maharajah and that to a story about kidnapped children. Spielberg thought the title was too gloomy and proposed the word doom instead of death, which Lucas accepted. Instead of going for the almost suave villains in Raiders, Lucas took the villains from Gunga Din--devotees to Kali, the goddess of death. <br><br>It was Lucas who was going dark, and everyone else who was worried.<br><br>All this information can be found on theraider.net.<br><br>And Spielberg didn't put his wife into his movie. He met his FUTURE wife during the production of the movie. It wasn't a vanity thing at all.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 9:59 p.m. CST

    i wonder if the sidekick

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    that gets killed in the beginning of TOD was shortrounds dad in the original script and they changed it to his parents being some other dead folk because it would be too dark to have shortys dad being killed one minute and the next minute he's giving some of the best one liners ever.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 10:03 p.m. CST

    i do also think that indy

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    i do also think that indy changed his views after going through the temple of doom, and matured. as for him not believing in magical superstitions in the raiders, thats just a dumbass mistake by lucas i'm sure. he makeas all kinds of mistakes like that. in the beginning of JEDI c3po mentions that "chewbacca never returned from this awful place" and yet chewbacca enters the palace for the first time like 15 minutes later. but at least in the indiana jones vs atlantis comic he does say he believes in religion, which shows you comic book writers are more keen to the character tham its own inventer. plau lucas wanted to call him indiana smith. what a dumbass.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST

    This thread = Nerdville central

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    Really.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 11:41 p.m. CST

    I just hope...

    by Pappachubby

    That some one will start the whole 'why Greedo shot first' flame war up again. Talk about NERDS! Back to sorting my comics! NNNNNIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEE....

  • Sept. 17, 2007, 1:50 a.m. CST

    crusade's origin?

    by Prossor

    gaining the indy attributes in an evening is not what i call an origin, this is akin to the star wars prequels of the indyverse.

  • Sept. 17, 2007, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Quint owns stock in YouTube

    by Doctor_Sin

    It must be so.

  • Sept. 17, 2007, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Cruel_Kingdom, I hate to break it to you, but...

    by TiVo1138

    anyone who posts on here is automatically a nerd.

  • Sept. 17, 2007, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Viva Spielberg!

    by CuervoJones

    .

  • Sept. 17, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    I hope the trailor is just the trailor for Air Force 1

    by Spandau Belly

    only with a whip digitally inserted into his hand.

  • Sept. 17, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Star Wars really the adventures or R2-D2 and C3P0

    by McBane

    Without them, there would be no star wars. I always thought the reason they never tell C3P0 anything is because he can never keep his mouth shut. Plus if you look at the characters of almost all the other droids (I consider General Grievous a cyborg) they are literally mindless drones. Jabba would have never thought about scanning droids because droids just aren't that important to be perceived as a threat.

  • Sept. 17, 2007, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Find the comic...

    by Atropos

    I've read the Indy comic about the mayan atlantis-skull. It was really good (or so I though when I was 10, anyway). Anyone out there sitting on a copy, or will I have to dig up mine?

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Anyone notice the Acronym?

    by Queerbait

    KOCS - That means it better not suck or we can refer it to sucking KOCS!