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You call it the Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day, doll!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! I’ll spare you my usual soap-box preaching on just how underrated Temple of Doom is… but it’s genuinely great. Those who hate it can eat poop… yes, even you Steven and George. I love this movie. In fact, my Sideshow Mola Ram Premium Format Figure just arrived and it is awesome. Check it out! Such a great villain, the exact opposite of Rene Belloq who was a cultured, smarmy greedy little fuck whereas Mola Ram is absolutely Satanic, flashy and pure evil. Temple of Doom is the only Indiana Jones sequel that isn’t chasing Raiders and I love it for that reason. I have a few BTS pics from this movie, but I had to go with Spielberg filming Harrison Ford and Amrish Puri hanging off of a cliff. Here’s the pic:

Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory. If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare, the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day returns tomorrow… and this time he’s bringing his dad. -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark

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  • July 18, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Isn't like Raiders and thats why its the best

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    we are going to die. :=/

  • July 18, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    I too love Temple of Doom

    by Pitofbenders

    Call him Dr. Jones Doll!

  • July 18, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    Best Indy Film!

    by billyhitchcock1

    love it quint.

  • July 18, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Worst Indy Film

    by RPLocke


  • July 18, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    TakingScorpiosCalls, couldn't agree more.

    by beastie

    Love Temple of Doom. Love Raiders. Enjoy the TV series. The other 2... I can take 'em or leave 'em.</P><p>I'd love for Lucasfilm to let the guys behind the best episodes of Clone Wars take a crack at Fate of Atlantis as that is the true Indy IV in my head.

  • July 18, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    I still can't tell you what happens in the middle part

    by tailhook

    Because it is sooo boring. The whole pulling hearts out of chests malarchy and complete grinding to a halt ensured that movie would never be fondly remembered. The chase scenes at the start were rather good though. It just got bogged down in itself so completely that most people completely tuned out for a good section of the film. For some people, they can ignore that while focusing on the start and the end. For others, its the film as a whole that matters.

  • July 18, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    It was a prequel, not a sequel

    by alienindisguise

    It wasn't very good. Sure, Short Round was badass but Indy going after magic rocks? The lameness is overwhelming.

  • July 18, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Willie screamed so mich

    by RPLocke

    at pointless stuff.

  • July 18, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST


    by bobbyjoe1985

    Just out of curiosity, is there anything you do not try to shit on?

  • July 18, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Temple of Doom and The Phantom Menace

    by StarWarsRedux

    Proabably my two favorite Lucas productions. Underdogs tend to be the best.

  • July 18, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Yes, Raiders of the Lost Ark.

  • July 18, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Awesome pic and movie.

    by Sailor Rip

    Temple of Doom is an example of a director who refused to create a carbon copy of his first success in the franchise(he would do that with TLC) and took a chance. <p> It's like Batman Returns. The first time the director delivered a great film that appealed to everyone. The second time he delved into darker territory and caught hell for it even though both movies were among the biggest of the years. <p> I hope Spielberg realizes he has/had nothing to apologize for.

  • July 18, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Oh and Indy...

    by Sailor Rip

    ...Cover your heart! Cover your heart!

  • July 18, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    LOL they had to shoot outdoors back then

    by cylon_conspiracy

    <p>It's like, hello? Green screen and CG effects or going outside, which looks cooler?</p>

  • July 18, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Yeah, that shot that in the ILM parking lot. He's like 2 feet off the ground.

  • July 18, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Thank you, Quint...

    by Denty420

    ... not just for the great pic, but for breaking tradition and updating on a weekend.

  • July 18, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    the bridge height always bugged me

    by Bouncy X

    in the blue screen shots it seems they are REEEEEALLY high, like impossibly "movie high". but then in those wideshots of the whole bridge, you clearly see the bottom and while still scary and deadly, its nowhere near the same height. even as a kid that bugged me. lol

  • July 18, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    I love Temple of Doom too. Fuck those who don't

    by Tacom

    Read Pauline Kael's review. She loved it and didn't like Raiders. I love the Shangai nightclub opening, the dinner with the eyeball soup and chilled monkey brains, the bug tunnel and spike chamber, the fight on the rock crusher, the mine car chase and the rope bridge finale. Lucas says he's okay with the movie but Spielberg only slammed it after the most of the critics gave him such a hard time.

  • July 18, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Heart ripping fun! I think the series is in order...

    by SoylentMean

    in terms of quality and enjoyment I get out of them. Raiders is the best, Temple is second best, Crusade third, and Kingdom, well that's the adopted child that gets to carry the family name but doesn't share any blood.

  • July 18, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Past due for an Indy film fest! Ha, get it?

    by SoylentMean

    Seriously though, I haven't watched the films in awhile.

  • July 18, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Third best Indy film

    by Shaddam IV

    Was a bunch of fun, maybe too scary for the little kids. Then again 4th doesn't exist to me. KALI MAAA!

  • July 18, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Spielberg likes it...

    by seanny_d

    pretty much only because it allowed him to meet his wife. He says as much in the Indy DVD bonus features. But I do love these photos of the day. It's a cool feature. Keep it up.

  • July 18, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST


    by lovesamuelfuller

    It will be interesting to see if Quint will post a picture from the fourth Jones film. I hope not!

  • July 18, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Kind've Like Rocky 4...

    by Acquanetta the sense that, there is no way in hell fans would have accepted it today. It's inferior to Raiders in virtually every category: Villains, MacGuffin, Love Interest, Sidekick, etc. I also find it ironic that so many criticize the minimal location shooting in Indy 4, while apparently failing to realize that Temple features even less. Roughly 75-80% of it was shot on soundstages. There was no Pankot Palace or Temple of Doom and Harrison Ford didn't camp in a live jungle. None of which is to say I hate the film. Far from it. I have very fond memories of all the Indiana Jones films.

  • July 18, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Willie kills the movie for me

    by MattmanReturns

    Marion's adorable and Elsa's a fine piece of ass, but Willie's just a shrill bitch.

  • July 18, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Willie was better than Elsa

    by RPLocke

    The actress in Last Crusade was about as exciting as wallpaper.

  • July 18, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    'Genuinely great'

    by Mr Gorilla

    No, asshole. 'Genuinely great' is how you might describe La Regle du Jeu, or Barry Lyndon, or The Good The Bad and The Ugly, or Adam's Rib, or Fanny & Alexander. Could people please stop misusing superlatives, please? I mean, if Edgar Wright is a genius, what word do we use to describe JS Bach?

  • July 18, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Is it relevant to the series that TOD was a PREquel? Thoughts?

    by planetran_fan

    Not to me, by the way.

  • July 18, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    No Locke, she's just more subtle

    by MattmanReturns

    Elsa was a far more complex character than Willie.

  • July 18, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    How? All she wanted was the grail. That's hardly subtle.

  • July 18, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    I don't know why Crys Skull

    by MrPoop

    Got ripped apart so much when TOD had the same or even more ridiculous elements in it. Jumping out of a plane on a life raft, Indy falling for the oldest trick in the book of being poisoned, the tearing out the hearts of the victims and they still remain alive -- all just as bad as "Nuking the Fridge" IMO.

  • July 18, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Mr Gorilla

    by angranoid

    Well thankfully Johan Sebastian wasn't a film director so that makes the job a little easier. He can be a genius as well as Edgar!

  • July 18, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    My favorite as a kid.

    by CoursinLarry

    When I watched it recently, I couldn't believe how much I hated it. Kate Capshaw's Willie has got to be one of the most annoying characters of all time. Nostalgia is the only thing that allows people to think this is a better movie than Crystal Skull.

  • July 18, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    It's because the "older" fans, which are really just people in their 20s think that anything new sucks.

  • July 18, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Allison Doody

    by MrPoop

    Was easily the hottest Indy chick ever. She should have had a huge career over here in the US. I guess she didn't want to sleep with sleazy producers.

  • July 18, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    what??? How can anyone even doubt?

    by mrgray

    Mine cart chase. Indy figuring shit out by himself (you know, unlike Crystal Skull where the fucking Elephant Man gives him all the info). The opening chase/action sequence. Filming on real locations. Voodoo. Tell me ANYTHING from Crystal Skull approaches the coolness of this. Muppet Babies based entire episodes on Temple of Doom. Has anyone based anything on Crystal Skull, aside from internet memes like "nuked the fridge"?

  • July 18, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    I love TOD, but WIllie is indeed a problem

    by IndustryKiller!

    She just adds nothing, NOTHING, to the proceedings but a painful foil to Indy. Otherwise though its a great film and I cannot imagine a filmmaker today going to batshit insane with a popular franchise while also remaining completely true to the character and spirit.

  • July 18, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Yeah, another Crystal Skul bashing thread

    by RPLocke

    It's been too long since the last one.

  • July 18, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Willie was fit.

    by Denty420

    It must be the hairdo.

  • July 18, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    also, MrPoop, I prefer Karen Allen, thanks

    by mrgray

    Not a blonde man, me. I'll take the badass brunette over the blonde Nazi. Another reason Crystal Skull sucks the big one: Marion is relegated to smiling and driving a jeep. I know the lady didn't feel up to action, but they could've done WAAAAY more with her. Instead we get Ox and Mutt. Fucking clown shoes, man.

  • July 18, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    RPLocke: four responses down

    by mrgray

    Yeah, act like this is "just another Crystal Skull bashing thread" when four responses into the thread you're engaging in the "best/worst" debate. Bullshit dude. You're just as guilty as anyone here.

  • July 18, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    I never said I wasn't. but I'm not the one bashing Trek, Wars, Indy 4 in every thread.

  • July 18, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Locke, she's the only Indy chick that actually

    by MattmanReturns

    affects the plot. She kills the villain. All Willie did was make loud noises. Also, the scene in which Indy's dad gets shot makes it clear that there's more to her than just wanting the Grail. She clearly cares about the Joneses, and is using the Nazis to her own means. I like that her character isn't black and white.

  • July 18, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    She only killed the villian because she wanted the grail.

    by RPLocke

    Besides that, she didn't do anything. She didn't care about the Joneses at all. Indy even says she ransacked her own room and Indy fell for it.

  • July 18, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Might need to watch it again, Locke

    by MattmanReturns

    Watch her expression when Indy's dad gets shot.

  • July 18, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Btw Locke, it is okay to admit when you're wrong

    by MattmanReturns

    Once in a while.

  • July 18, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    She slept with Indy AND his dad. How did that make her care about them? Yeah, she was shocked when Indy's Dad was shot, but she didn't listen to the warning about the grail.

  • July 18, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Mattman returns

    by RPLocke

    You always argue with whatever I say, so why should I apologize to you?

  • July 18, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    If Temple of Doom was released today...

    by Dranem

    Nuking the Fridge would be Jumping the Mine Cart. I loved all four for different reasons, but TOD is my personal favorite. Club Obi Wan scene was awesome!

  • July 18, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Saw ToD last summer on the big screen...

    by RenoNevada2000

    I got to see TEMPLE OF DOOM last summer on the big screen, the first time I had seen it that way since it opened in the 80s, and I wound up liking it more than I ever did before. Sure the first reel looked as if it had arrived at the theater dragging behind the delivery truck that carried the rest of the film, but the mining car sequence really delivered.

  • July 18, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    waa waa bitch bitch

    by satansteve

    if you like temple and hate skull you are WRONG and have absolutely no business having eyes! How dare you have an opinion and disagree?! Skull should have won 37 oscars! Forshame!!!!

  • July 18, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    My favorite Indy film

    by Mike_D

  • July 18, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST


    by cylon_conspiracy

    Exactly. Parking lot, so cheesy. Today they would digitally insert the blue sky because real sky is boring.

  • July 18, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Best prequel ever

    by Yelsaeb

    I love Temple of Doom, but I still like Crystal Skull more.....

  • July 18, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Geez, Quint

    by THX1968

    You herald Temple of Doom, yet dismiss Crystal Skull? And don't give me the CGI argument, if you choose to defend your opinion. I contest that everything everyone hates about Crystal Skull can be refuted by everything everyone likes/loves about Temple of Doom.

  • July 18, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST


    by MaliceHighload

    Loved, loved, loved TEMPLE. It was my fave as a kid. Didn't realize it was looked upon with disfavor till years later.

  • July 18, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    I watched TLC dozens of times,

    by ballyhoo

    before I realized that Elsa intentionally killed Dovovan.

  • July 18, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST


    by Baryonyx

    You're joking, right? NOTHING in Doom equates with the fridge scene in Skull. Nothing.

  • July 18, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    That shot when the water shoots out

    by RPLocke

    and Indy, Willie and Shorty are just standing motionless is funny as hell.

  • July 18, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    You're joking, right? NOTHING in Doom equates with the fridge sc

    by Spazatronik_2000

    yeah because going off a waterfall in an inflatable raft then landing in a river 100 feet below without tipping over is SO REALISTIC. this is why you fridge compainers are such idiots, because of comments like this

  • July 18, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Umnum Sheba! Umnum Sheba! Umnum Sheba!

    by Dogmatic

    You have betrayed Shiva! Yeah, this movie is WAY underrated!!!!! I will defend it to the end with you Quint!!!

  • July 18, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones is supposed to be fun

    by RPLocke

    The Indy 4 bashing goes WAY to far. There's plenty of silly stuff in Raiders, like Indy shooting the swordsman, or Marion knocking a guy out with a frying pan. It's supposed to be fun.

  • July 18, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Second best movie in the series behind Raiders

    by Xiphos_2

    and miles ahead of The Last Crusade. I still maintain Crystal Skull never happened.

  • July 18, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Racist & Anti-Hindu

    by BryonMorrigan

    See, 'cause Hindus are totally into human sacrifice, magical heart-ripping powers, eating monkey brains (even though most are actually vegetarians), and Kali is actually the Hindu version of "Satan." Of course, there IS no Hindu version of "Satan," because it's a pretty stupid concept to begin with... Jeez...

  • July 18, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    you know what else was equally ridiculous

    by Spazatronik_2000

    as the fridge? the mining cart scene. it was totally impossible to happen in reality. like when they jumped the tracks. in reality they woulda crashed and broken their necks. the whole movie was filled with cheesy shit just as bad as skullfuck. it was campy as fuck.

  • July 18, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Yes, but we didn't care about the mine car back then

    by RPLocke

    because there wasn't 100 websites and online critics to tell us to hate the movie. We ENJOYED the movie.

  • July 18, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST


    by THX1968

    A man pulling a still-beating heart out of a man's chest; using an inflating raft as a "parachute"; cascading over a gigantic cliff in said raft and surviving the fall; the (awesome) bridge scene; all of this and more is entirely more plausible than the refrigerator scene in Crystal Skull. You want to bring it, you gotta do better than that, junior.

  • July 18, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Life Raft vs. Fridge

    by bre32

    In reality, the end result of both the life raft and fridge escapes would've been the same: Dead Indy. This completely renders any arguments about "nuking the fridge" null and void. Mythbusters even attempted the life raft trick and were unable to duplicate it as depicted in Temple. (And that was just with a single dummy- not three people!) I enjoy Temple, but it's hardly immune to the criticisms leveled at Indy 4. Both favor soundstages over real locations and special f/x over practical stuntwork. Remember, the centerpiece of Temple- the mine cart chase- was largely performed on a miniature track with a bunch of little dolls. This was readily apparent even back in 1984. So imagine going to the theater to see how the truck chase from Raiders would be topped and seeing that instead. It's one reason why Temple was considered a massive disappointment at the time.

  • July 18, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Great film but Willie is annoying as hell

    by Lone Fox

    Marion was the Leia of the series. Willie was like the... annoying squealing overactor.

  • July 18, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Great Picture!!!!!

    by Annie The Pod Racer

    Yi wang si-i wa ye kan duo Xin li bian yao la jing bao jin tian zhi dao ANYTHING GOES!!!!!

  • July 18, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    You forgot the mine car.

  • July 18, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    as soon as the monkey in Raiders spoke and actually


    answers a question , not the seig heil scene, I knew from then on in that the Raiders movies would be cartoonish, unrealistic fun adventure movies. The falling raft, the plane flying through the tunnel and the pilot looking at Jr. and Sr. as he heads towards death and Indy escaping the blast in the fridge were all classic scenes that I expected as each movie was realeased. Give it up.

  • July 18, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST


    by Baryonyx

    The still-beating heart-ripping scene, and the voodoo stuff, are the supernatural elements of Doom (like the Ark ghosts in Raiders. I don't complain about the UFO in Skull because it's the fantasy element of that story). Doom's raft-escape stuff is far-fetched, I admit, but there's a tiny, tiny element of 'it-could-be-pulled-off-if-done-right' attached to it, like an over-the-top James Bond stunt. But the fridge scene means certain, certain death for Indy: flying a mile through the air in a radioactive fridge. Oh, wait, it's a lead-lined fridge. He'll live, then.

  • July 18, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Indy is following the Star Trek pattern in reverse...

    by Serious Black

    The odd movies are good, the even numbered ones are shit. You guys are arguing about which shit tastes worse. I am still hoping for a great final Indy 5.

  • July 18, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    i really don't see much of a difference

    by Spazatronik_2000

    there is no possible way for the raft to land that way. just stating that shows your incapability for logic and rational thought. so indy prolly woulda died at least twice in temple of doom. the movies are cartoony. so be it.

  • July 18, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    how about the end of the new Robin Hood

    by Spazatronik_2000

    omg no one coulda made that shot with an arrow in real life. lets bitch and whine about it for hours on the internet!

  • July 18, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Kali Ma!

    by davidwebb

    Temple was awesome. The rope bridge, Pat Roach, and that awesome punch that sends the guard fifteen feet across the room. Followed by Indy's dry delivery of "right, all of us". Love it.

  • July 18, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    The ending of TOD is even cheesy

    by RPLocke

    All those kids running in and the old guy smiling at Indy. Makes me cringe.

  • July 18, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    The Ending

    by davidwebb

    It's maybe just me, but it sounds like one of the village women is shouting "Davie" in a heavy Glasgow accent. Seriously, go watch it.

  • July 18, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Indy Is A Character That Briefly Achieved Immortality...

    by Acquanetta

    ...and people have a problem with him surviving a nuclear blast. Oh yes, immortality is so much more believable.

  • July 18, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    I don't have a problem with Indy surviving a nuke

    by MattmanReturns

    I have a problem with the way it's visually portrayed. The fridge should've just been covered in debris and later they dig him out or something. Instead it goes bouncing around the desert like a fucking cartoon. The concept isn't bad for an Indy movie... but it just looks so awful and makes Indy flat-out invincible. I mean, you might as well start dropping pianos on his head after that.

  • July 18, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    TOD is not perfect, but it's still aswesome

    by ricarleite2

    Better than any crap produced nowadays, when movies were movies...

  • July 18, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST


    by WeylandYutani

    for the second day in a row, I totally agree with you.

  • July 18, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Last Crusade is awesome too, but...

    by ricarleite2

    ... the knight spoke FUCKING ENGLISH!

  • July 18, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST


    by Mockingbuddha

    There was a female character in Last Crusade? I have seen that movie like 9 times and I don't remember any woman in there... Was it during the young Indy bit at the front? Anyways, Willie was no Marion Ravenwood, but annoying screaming aside, she was really hot to me when I was young, and I feel I learned a lot about women watching the Moonlighting scene where Indy and Willie pretended not to want each other. I can picture her ass in that thin gauzy material right now. If you'll excuse me I'm going to go appreciate the Temple of Doom alone in my bathroom.

  • July 18, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Ripping out a beating heart > CG ants/prairie dogs

    by Flip63Hole

    And I'm not even going to mention the terrible acting, script, Karen Allen's hamming it up, the forgettable ninja midgets, the fridge, the monkeys, no interesting villain, a stodgy Harrison Ford, an anticlimactic ending, and so on and so on. People don't like the new one because they're tired of CG shitfests.

  • July 18, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST


    by Iahael

    OK, let's admit, there are points in all the films that greatly stretch credulity, not just in terms of physics (we accept this) but plot holes, acting, etc. But, like the serials they inspire, I can now look past that and accept them for what they are, even The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. So many people didn't like that it veered into Science Fiction, but I loved that it was consistent with the Indy pulp universe, goofy monkeys, Nazi monkeys, the visible trench in Raiders, the annoying SS bad guy in Last Crusade, Short Round, etc, etc. etc. (P.S.: Raiders of the Lost Ark is still a fucking masterpiece, period.) T.'.

  • July 18, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    You betrayed&thinsp;&zwj;&zwj;&zwj;&zwj;<br> Shiva!

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    &thinsp;&zwj;&zwj;&zwj;&zwj;<br>Thum Shiva Ke Vishwasth Karthe Ho!

  • July 18, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Kali Ma &thinsp;&zwj;&zwj;&zwj;&zwj;<br> Shakti Deh!

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

  • July 18, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Short-Round is considered Indy's Jar-Jar for a reason

    by Billyeveryteen

    Kids destroyed Indy, just like they destroyed Mad Max, Star Wars, and Terminator.

  • July 18, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    mine cart scene

    by klytusnotdead

    was great back then, every time I play DK Country, I think of that scene, great pic.end of line.

  • July 18, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Why do I waste my life...

    by The_Goddamn_Batman

    ...reading geek talk about petty rubbish? And getting worked up about it? <p> There is only one deciding factor over whether Temple of Doom or Crystal Skull is better - the quality of Harrison Ford's performance. <p> Temple of Doom wins hands down. <p> I feel soiled.

  • July 18, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Re: I don't have a problem with Indy surviving a nuke

    by Acquanetta

    Personally, I would've probably done it more like it was in the original Saucermen From Mars script (which did have the fridge buried under debris at the house). However, if the flying fridge allowed them to show Indy confronted with a mushroom cloud, I have no complaints. At the end of the day, whether the fridge flies, bounces or not is a relatively minor criticism, all things considered. The problem with the criticism of Indy 4 isn't that fans have invalid points- it's the way such points are always blown ridiculously out of proportion, as if the previous sequels never made any missteps. This, despite the fact that most fans have spent the past 20-25 years tearing those sequels apart.

  • July 18, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    I LOVE Temple of Doom, the haters just like to hate

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    It was a fun movie, still is. The Shanghai opening was as good as Raiders imho. The only thing that sucks in ToD is Willie's screaming -- she was great in the Shanghai scenes, if only they'd kept that version of Willie going. But other than that, Temple of Doom is one of my desert island movies. Good old fashioned adventure, no one makes it like that anymore.

  • July 18, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST


    by Acquanetta

    I'm now tempted to try for four in a row, but I have a feeling Quint isn't going to provide the opportunity.

  • July 18, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Temple of Doom is the best of all 4.

    by nalapou

    nuff said.

  • July 18, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    "Short Round, quit screwin' around with that kid!"

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    Loved that scene! Haha, poor Shorty has just had the fight of his life. Still cracks me up, Ford was at his peak.

  • July 18, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Hmm maybe I should give it another chance

    by 3D-Man

    I didn't like it when I saw it as a young'un. This is the one that starts with the musical number, correct? I think that threw me off.

  • July 18, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Mola Ram a great villain?

    by catlettuce4

    He has no character, he is just "evil" for the sake of it, and barely in the film to boot. Belloq is by far the best Indy villain, and perhaps the only one in all the films that even rises above decent. None of the sequels hold a candle to Raiders, though I will give you that Temple is at least not trying to be Raiders, unlike the others. Doesn't mean it isn't a mess of a film, of course, in all the ways we critique films. Story, characters, pacing... it's all off.

  • July 18, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Oh, and...

    by catlettuce4

    If you are seriously debating Temple vs Crystal Skull... yeah. Congratulations, your favorite Indy movie isn't the worst one, it's next to worst.

  • July 18, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    My sideshow Mola Ram just arrived. Click the link kids!

    by The Dark Shite

    If it wasn't for the talkbackers, I'd lose all faith.

  • July 18, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Who cares about character

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Some of the best movie villains dont have character either, like say the Bond villains, the villains from Sergio Leone's movies, hello? idiot.

  • July 18, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Has everyone forgotten how to have FUN with a movie?

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    Is it so fucking hard to turn off your pretentious film critic brains, eat some popcorn, and have some fucking fun? "Story, characters, pacing... it's all off" -- oh FUCK OFF. Pull your heads out of your asses and learn how to enjoy a movie again instead of being such pretentious boorish bitches.

  • July 18, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    I get my Sideshow Mola Ram tomorrow!

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    Heart-ripping goodness!

  • July 18, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    "Willie screamed too much at pointless stuff"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Oh, have YOU ever had giant bugs poured all over you while traipsing through an animal-infesteed jungle afer surviving a jump out of a crashing airplane in as liferaft(!) and nearly having your heart torn out before getting lowered into a pit of lava?<BR><BR>Fuck, *I* would have screamed my head off throughout that movie.

  • July 18, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Greatest Indy tribute..

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

  • July 18, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Williams Temple soundrack is the bomb..

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    Even if you don't care for the film..the score is one of his best..

  • July 18, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    And TOD has the best tech credits of the series

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    The photography, editing, production design and music in that film are EXTRAORDINARY. Compare the lush, color-saturated cinematography to the sterile, blown-out backlighting of Janusz Kaminski. Plus, how ballsy to open the first post-Raiders Indy adventure with a fucking Cole Porter musical number sung in MANDARIN CHINESE?! As much as I don't care for musicals, Spielberg really has the chops for one based on TOD alone.

  • July 18, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    "NICE TRY, LAO CHE...!"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    "We....are DIE!!!"

  • July 18, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    As far as kid sidekicks go..

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    Short Round may not be the best, but he's far from the worst!

  • July 18, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    "Drop them, Dr Jones..they will be found.."

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    "..You Won't!!" <p>Mola Ram might just be the best villain in the series.

  • July 18, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Is Mola Ram the only main villain..

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight actually kill someone onscreen in the series? Donovan wounds Papa Henry by shooting him, but I'm trying to think of anything else..

  • July 18, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    "You do not...believe me?"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    "You WILL, Doctor Jones. You will become a...true believer!"

  • July 18, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    TOD is the only Indy film where Indy KICKS ASS in the last act

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ALL THREE of the other films end with Indy as a prisoner of the bad guys, who then proceed to destroy themselves. TOD is the ONLY Indy film where Indy is a proactive participant in how the story ends. He only WITNESSES the endings of the other three (and not even witnessing in Raiders. "DON'T LOOK AT THE ARK, MARION, KEEP YOUR EYES SHUT!").<br><br>*That's* why TOD kicks ass. Plus, there's that AWESOMELY iconic moment where Spielberg does that slow push-in to Ford's face as he looks all pissed off in the slave cavern, with that great John Williams "March Of The Slave Children" theme playing. FUCKING. A.

  • July 18, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    STARGATE UNIVERSE is infinitely better than Indy

    by DioxholsterReturns

    so all of you need to shut your mouth before someone slips a cock in there!

  • July 18, 2010, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Temple of Doom is cool!

    by The Dark Shite

    Between the Indiana Jones movies, E.T & The Goonies, Spielberg was a massive part of my childhood. It may not be perfect now, but I love those movies! I can still remember the effect they had on me back then. That kind of skill is something special.

  • July 18, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Stargate universe sucks.

    by The Dark Shite

    I put up with it, as asecond rate Star Trek, with BSG overtones. Then the dumb fuckers split the season up to sell DVDs. By the time it came back, I didn't care enough to bother.

  • July 19, 2010, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Temple of Doom is STUPID

    by Bronx Cheer

    Stooopid. Dumb. Annoying. Irresponsible. Immoral. Lousy. Flashy and empty. Heartless. Misguided. And lacking of any effervescence. Sure, it's probably better than Goonies or Adventures in Babysitting, but it is no more an Indy film than Crystal Skulls is. Doom is an utter blechfest.

  • July 19, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    star trek is a second-rate stargate

    by DioxholsterReturns

    Star Trek can feel empty, no pulse. but Stargate shows always had a vibrant pulse.

  • July 19, 2010, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Hell yeah TOD is underrated.

    by disfigurehead

    I love it.

  • July 19, 2010, 12:49 a.m. CST

    SG:U is so bad, it needs trolls to try

    by V'Shael

    and build an audience. <p> Cause that always works.

  • July 19, 2010, 12:51 a.m. CST

    btw, SGU will win an Emmy for visual effects, i guarantee.

    by DioxholsterReturns <p>

  • July 19, 2010, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Stargate needs to be put in a stargate..

    by The Dark Shite

    & sent somewhere where only shit resides.<p> I like the blonde chick. Other than that, I'm not interested. Show me ONE interesting character. Show me ONE likeable character. One who isn't a cliche, like supposedly likeable fat guy. I get why he's there. He's the one who is supposed to let us see it all through normal eyes. But he's just an annoying fucker. <p> Call it "Hot blonde chick universe", then I'll watch it. Until then, I'll be too busy watching BSG piss all over it.

  • July 19, 2010, 1:12 a.m. CST

    SGU is on the verge of cancellation

    by DioxholsterReturns

    careful for what you wish for. it might be the last space sci fi on tv.

  • July 19, 2010, 1:16 a.m. CST

    That's your fault.

    by The Dark Shite

    You put everyone off it.

  • July 19, 2010, 1:21 a.m. CST

    by everyone you mean the 17 guys who hangout here 24/7?

    by DioxholsterReturns

    then yes i did.

  • July 19, 2010, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Agreed on temple!

    by killianx

    It is just misunderstood except by us real indy fans!!

  • July 19, 2010, 1:39 a.m. CST

    I too LOVE Temple of Doom...

    by pills_26

    I remember seeing it for the first time when I was 7 or 8. I had never seen Raiders or even Star Wars so it was a f*cking revelation to me, and will always have a soft sacred spot in my heart. I never really got how much flack was thrown against it, I mean come on: I opens with "Anything Goes" in Mandarin!! How could you *not* love it! PS, loving all the bts pics Quint. May not beat exclusive on set news and interviews, but it does serve as a daily reminder why films have become my life.

  • July 19, 2010, 1:41 a.m. CST

    temple is not misunderstood

    by DioxholsterReturns

    it was a strong sequel that instead of repeating the same thing, decided to put Indy character in a different situation.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:01 a.m. CST

    watched this last week.

    by gingerella

    Brought back memories of queing round the block at the Palace cinema in Montreal. This movie is not only great, it has one of the greatest opening sequences to a movie ever. The first ten minutes are breathless genius and it never lets up from there. Watch it again and be amazed. It's ten times the movie Last Crusade is.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:03 a.m. CST

    Mr Gorilla

    by Happyfat73

    No superlatives were misused in this article. Saying something is "genuinely great" is not a superlative. A superlative is saying something is "the greatest". Could people stop misusing the word superlative please? If Edgar Wright is a genius, the you can always still call JS Bach a grand motherfucking genius or something. Even then, it's still not a superlative.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:20 a.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Gee, apparently you forgot those Nazis killed by Belloq when he opened the Ark. Or the DOZENS of Nazis Indy kills throughout Last Crusade, or during the Truck chase. Hell, you even forgot when the muscle guy gets killed by the propellor, or when he gets crushed by the rock crusher.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:28 a.m. CST


    by WeylandYutani

    Actually, if you want to get nitty gritty about the whole thing: the shock wave and extreme heat of a nuclear blast would have killed Jones well before the radiation sickness hit him. Depending on how close to the epicenter he was, the fridge would have been blown apart and he and the house would have been vaporized. If Indy's location was further away (like what was depicted in IJ4) it's more likely he would have perished from fire or suffocated in the locked fridge (that is why modern refrigerators don't have locks in them anymore... there were instances where people got locked inside and were asphyxiated). Either way, radiation was the least of his concerns at the moment of detonation. <P> Fridge or no fridge and despite IJ4 being the weakest entry in the series IMO, the shot of Indy looking up at a mushroom cloud was one of the best images in any Indy film.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:41 a.m. CST

    I love your lack of a sense of irony, diox.

    by The Dark Shite

    It makes so moist.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Sorry, I've got mouse issues..

    by The Dark Shite

    That may have been a very annoying smartarsed remark, had I actually written it correctly. <p> But I have mouse problems. Not the type you have, when you can't get the squirmy little fuckers back out. Although I sympathise.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:01 a.m. CST


    by Baryonyx

    Indy looking up at the mushroom cloud is a good image. And I like the idea of Crystal Skull being set in the 50s: with the red menace, The Wild One-style bikers, and nuclear testing sites, etc. It's just a shame how all the elements came together.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Probably my favourite Indy film

    by photoboy

    I was shocked when I first got on the internet years ago and found the feeling towards Temple of Doom is generally negative.<br><br> It's probably my favourite of the series, you can't beat scenes like the revolting food banquet, the insect corridor, Mola Ram ripping a guy's heart out, the voodoo doll torture fight, the mine cart chase and of course the tense final battle on the rope bridge. I love this film!<br><br> Willie: Give me your cap.<br> Short Round: Why?<br> Willie: Because I'm gonna puke in it.<br>

  • July 19, 2010, 3:25 a.m. CST

    TOD opening was a total surprise

    by BenBraddock

    A fucking MUSICAL?!?! Indy in a tux? Out of left field but with such wit and suspense thrown in that I was totally won over when I first saw it. Like the 007 producers, Steve & co knew the importance of grabbing the audience's attention from the start, building up the viewer's goodwill with a cinematic adrenaline rush. Too bad they forgot that for SKULL...

  • July 19, 2010, 4:02 a.m. CST

    I thought Crystal Skull sucked because it sucked

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Not a single memerable line. Uninspired action scenes. Pointless lost son storyline. And my 3-year-old was mad Indy doesn't fight Aliens in it.

  • July 19, 2010, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Dark shite ---- you type with your mouse?

    by DioxholsterReturns

    do you fuck with your asshole?

  • July 19, 2010, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Temple of Doom

    by kwisatzhaderach

    was the last time Spielberg fired on all cylinders. After Doom he started to think of himself as a filmmaker instead of a moviemaker. That's why Last Crusade is such a half-hearted effort, Spielberg only did it after Empire of the Sun tanked. But Doom is full of superlative moviemaking. Just look at the wide-angle lens close-up on Indy as he discovers the Kali shrine in the jungle with the necklace of fingers. Spielberg still had the joy of moviemaking in his blood back then. Nowadays you'll get maybe 3 or 4 shots in a Spielberg film that remind you of his past ability. <P> Everything is relative of course. War of the Worlds and Crystal Skull are like Lawrence of Arabia compared to shit like the Transformers movies and JJ's Star Trekwars.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:15 a.m. CST

    Spielberg got zero new ideas for movies

    by DioxholsterReturns

    he exhausted all his ideas, now he got nothing. thats why i lost interest in whatever hes doing, look at the TV shows hes producing, sheesh. right now we should depend on Nolan to deliver, hes still got his blade runner type of movie to make.

  • July 19, 2010, 5:23 a.m. CST

    by DangerMan

  • July 19, 2010, 5:24 a.m. CST

    The New Script Girl

    by DangerMan

    This thread is meaningless. A bunch of photos you can find online or in halfway decent books. Why is it here?

  • July 19, 2010, 5:54 a.m. CST

    Pretentious much?

    by viks

    "After Doom he started to think of himself as a filmmaker instead of a moviemaker." Snobby critic quote of the year, folks! Grats, kwisatzhaderach!

  • July 19, 2010, 6:08 a.m. CST

    yeah even my new blog is more entertaining than this

    by DioxholsterReturns <p> i got so much traffic that the site crashed, so you guys need to take turns visiting my blog.

  • July 19, 2010, 6:24 a.m. CST

    i still cant believe Script Girl resorted to porn

    by DioxholsterReturns

    she couldve done anything else, its not like she was out of talent.

  • July 19, 2010, 6:26 a.m. CST


    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    I didn't overlook all those, I meant who else besides Mola Ram actually kills someone onscreen, not all the incidental deaths or dirty work done by henchman (Lao Che's guy shooting Indy's friend for example).

  • July 19, 2010, 6:57 a.m. CST

    but i bet Scriptgirl watched Stargate Universe

    by DioxholsterReturns

    she told me she'll watch it.

  • July 19, 2010, 7:08 a.m. CST


    by I AM ROCKO

    ...but not today." ToD is a great Indy film. Raiders is the best. Last Crusade is good, KOTC has some fine moments, is entertaining overall but has some real flaws, yes the weakest but not bad enough to ruin the series as some of my fellow talkbackers feel. Just my humble opinion, tell me to fuck off if you feel differently...

  • July 19, 2010, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Last Crusade was stupid

    by DioxholsterReturns

    Sean Connery as indy's dad? yeah right

  • July 19, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Why are you doing this?

  • July 19, 2010, 8:47 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Just a non-stop escapist and fantastical roller coaster ride with great characters all around. Especially Shorty and even Willie. Sure she's annoying but that's why she was the perfect foil for subdued Indy. A demonic sect of blood-thirsty, child-enslaving, heart-ripping, human sacrificing, eyeball and brain eating maniacs? Beats a bald Nazi and French archaelogist any old day.

  • July 19, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Mine cart was unrealistic.

    by JamesT

    Does everything have to be realistic in movies? When did this happen? Why go to a movie if you want realism. Isn't the very thing movies are designed for is pure unadulterated fun and escapism? I can see the love for Temple, but to prefer it over Raiders is just redonkulous (imo). I guess these people loved Jedi over Empire as well?

  • July 19, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST


    by slone13

    <p>No one considers Shorty the Jar-Jar of Indy. Except maybe you.</p> <p>P.S. Temple of Doom fucking rocks.</p>

  • July 19, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    At least he didn't ruin the monkey brains movie magic.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • July 19, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Well slone...

    by Billyeveryteen

    Someone else does in this very thread 18 posts up. Read moar.

  • July 19, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    TOD was worst of the 4 films. But still very good.

    by BilboRing

    So many people love Temple of Doom. I was watching it over the weekend and it has so many more silly and dumb moments than any of the other 3 films COMBINED. When the pilots jumped out of the plane to kill Jones, why did they wait until they were hours and hours away from when they took off? They jump out after the iconic map/red line that shows where they are. The pilots basically stranded themselves too. And that whole jumping out in a raft thing is just as silly as the fridge being nuked. So you haters are just morons. Enjoy the films. They all rock. Only Raiders is flawless IMO. But 4 was better than Last Crusade and Temple. Temple had way too much cheese and Willie nearly ruined the entire experience.

  • July 19, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    If anyone was the Jar-Jar of Indy it was Willie.

    by BilboRing

    But I would never go that far. TOD was still very good. Just not up to Raiders or the other installments. It was a little too silly for me.

  • July 19, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I Love It's Giddy, Unapologetic Racism

    by LaserPants

    That's right, all those swarthy hindu "furners" eat giant bugs and monkey brains EVERY DAY! When they're not doing that, they're running convenience stores and/or answering help desk phones, right Lucas Spielbergo? <br><br>Oh, and for the record, there was only ONE good Indy movie -- RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. You know it, I know it, there's nothing more that needs to be said.

  • July 19, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Well if you combine Willie and Short Round

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    You get Short Willie...or Round Willie. But seriously, if you make that character into a Jamaican space frog, you'll get Jim Jam Bonks.

  • July 19, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Sigh, Jar-Jar and Shortround...

    by Billyeveryteen

    Are cynical creations to pander to children. Just like Ewoks, Ed Furlong, and Max's waifs.

  • July 19, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST


    by LaserPants

    Haha! Oh, you silly "Oriental!" Shouldn't you be doing math and/or laundry ("raundry")? Why are you forrowing this MAGICAL WHITE MAN around? Him no have time for chop socky, chop suey, or Hong Kong Phooey! Him make world go 'lound! White man's burden, baby, white man's burden.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    ToD is the best...

    by TedKordLives

    Indy has the LEAST amount of help in ToD, thereby making him the most awesome version of Indy.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST

    P.S. RPLocke is a complete and utter moron.

    by TedKordLives

    Could everyone please stop responding to him? He might just go away if you did.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Fuck off asshole. Go hug your Temple of Doom DVD.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    I will, RPLocke.

    by TedKordLives

    If you go find a grizzly bear to jerk off.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    If RPLocke isn't: <P> A.) Under the age of 16 <P> or <P> B.) Mentally disabled in some way <P> Then... <P> He's a brilliantly contrarian troll, because someone that aggressively ignorant would've walked right in front of a bus by now.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Why I like Temple of Doom

    by Fred Garvin

    -The series needed a sinister outing (the "hot pit" sequence freaked me out as a kid). -Harrison Ford is funny as hell in it. In the era when he was at the top of his game. -John Williams' score is one his best, and possibly one of his darkest.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST


    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Good explanation and it does make sense, he still had that bitterness after Empire of the Sun and Last Crusade had too much wishy washy "wo is me going back to the b-shit again" pretentiousness which wafts all through Crusade, and the first of his daddy-issue movies.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    "Only Raiders is flawless IMO."

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    That's a red flag whether a review should be taken seriously or not about Temple being the "worst of the 4." Clam up your anal mouth Bilbo, no movie is "flawless", take that ubermensh train of thought elsewhere. Temple of Doom is better than Crusade/Skull by many parsecs.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Temple of Doom

    by versatol

    The first I saw as a kid and after re-watching all of the films, still my favorite. So much stupidity in this movie but the best action by far...

  • July 19, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Temple of Doom

    by versatol

    The first I saw as a kid and after re-watching all of the films, still my favorite. So much stupidity in this movie but the best action by far...

  • July 19, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Ah, another chance to bash CRYSTAL SKULL...

    by Cervantes

    ...I'll take it. Crystal Skull was a disappointing steaming turd compared the instant classic that TEMPLE OF DOOM was.

  • July 19, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Indy in a tux action scene,

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    pit-traps, mine cars, awesome conveyor-belt fight(even though, notice when Indy jumps up after the Voo-doo pin is removed - go Data!- he's halfway back down the belt, but this is movies and fun) and the Bridge, and the Sean-Connery Stones (foreshadowing, no doubt!) Yeah, nothing to like there.

  • July 19, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives Thanks...

    by NeverTalksBack

    RP Boy doesn't know shit. Tired of that guy. As for Indy, I love the series as many do. For a longtime I didn't watch TOD. Then I rewatched it, I think it's great. Although i agree Willie gets fuckin annoying fast! :p Not Raiders great, but lots of fun. Crystal Skull was disappointing, but i don't hate it. Just my 2 cents

  • July 20, 2010, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Dickholder returns..

    by The Dark Shite

    Sorry. It took me a while to reply because I have a life.<p> In answer to your question, no, I don't type with my mouse, but my mouse being broken is fucking distracting in all manner of Bale ways. <p> As for the "do you fuck with your asshole?" question, (you mega genius)...that depends if you've got a wife/girlfriend. In which case, the answer would be no. I fuck with yours.

  • July 20, 2010, 2:54 a.m. CST


    by THX1968

    RPLocke, thank you for bringing up the mine car scene. An oversight on my part. Barryonyx, you continue to make my argument for me, so I'll continue to point out your loss in this debate. None of what happens in these movies is plausible in any way, that's what makes them hilarious fun. Mine cars, hearts ripped out of chests, surviving a nuclear explosion in a lead-lined fridge - does anyone see a pattern here? It is all goofy pulp. None of it makes a lick of sense. AICN will eventually eat the collective words they have thrown against Crystal Skull (I'm looking at you, Quint). You must understand, children, that we are in the midst of what I will refer to as the "Super-Hero Age" of pop art cinema. We are living in a time when a supreme craftsman like Sam Raimi gets the high hat after making a "flop" like Spidey 3, and Spidey 3 was no flop, my friends. It was Raimi's Temple of Doom. Spidey 4, or whatever they will call it, will bomb. Mark my words. Not since the Burton Batman movies has a studio machine been operating so predominately behind the scenes of a franchise, and if you consider Marvel Studios, one could say TWO studio machines were thick in the franchise. Can you imagine anyone playing Indy other than Harrison Ford (outside of River and the TV show actors)? The term reboot makes me sick to my stomach, because it is nothing more than a marketing ploy. We are about to be christened with our third Bruce Banner in as many movies featuring the Hulk (which they still haven't gotten right). Did I want to see Malchovich as the Vulture in Raimi's Spidey 4? You are Goddamn right I did. Don't even get me started on what was going to happen with the Lizard (issue #6 Amazing Spider-Man - Ditko/Lee, absolutely one of the best comics ever) in Raimi's movies. The dude was fighting the machine constantly. I guess this tirade comes down to what the fuck do people expect these days? I compare Temple of Doom to Spidey 3 because both films were held in similar regard, believe it or not. The primary difference is that Lucas/Spielberg/Ford were able to come back with Crusade and get the character "back on track", despite the rousing success of Doom. Lucas also owns the rights to the character, and this helps mightily, but you won't see a reboot of that franchise with LeBoufe, trust me. The scene at the end of Crystal Skull with the hat was placed very intentionally. And here Raimi gets the shaft because of a current reboot trend in pop cinema, plain and simple. It worked with Batman because it HAD to work with Batman (and as much as I love Nolan's take on the character, I still haven't seen the Batman I want to see). It worked with Bond because it had to work with Bond (we will never see Craig portray Bond again, unfortunately). These characters had a history in the course of their franchises. Hulk and Spidey, hell, even the X-Men movies (which I am not a fan of) don't have the same cinematic history or clout. And I don't care what anyone says, Iron Man 2 was comparable in quality to Schumacher's Batman and Robin. Here we had a group of people who made a pretty kick ass movie in Iron Man (much like Batman Forever), who got together for a sequel high off the success of their efforts on the first film and produced a shit storm in their second effort (much like Batman and Robin). The fact that it made a lot of money means nothing to me. Iron Man 2 is an embarrassing failure. It is Transformers 2 bad, which also made a shitload of money. Yet I digress. I'm tired of my pulp heroes being rebooted and embedded in a stark cinematic reality. I want to see Batman take on Clayface, or in my wet dream Batman flick, Man-Bat. I want to see Daniel Craig rappel into a hollow volcano where the bad guys have their hidden HQ. I want to see Raimi's Spidey 4, not Marc Webb's. I want to see another Indy with Ford/Lucas/Spielberg at the helm. For God's sake, I want to see Downey Jr. and Favreau get their shit together and come back strong with Iron Man 3!!! Yet I have a shitty feeling that Iron Man is prime for a reboot. I'm drunk and I have to go to bed now.

  • July 20, 2010, 3 a.m. CST

    And One More Goddamn Thing...

    by THX1968

    For those who think Ford is stodgy or too much the geezer for this kind of film, I would like you all to acquaint yourselves with the work of Randolph Scott, particularly the film 7 Men From Now. Ford is now entering the Randolph Scott phase of his career, and if he plays it right, Ford will be just as fucking cool as Scott was.

  • July 20, 2010, 7:05 a.m. CST

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  • July 20, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Yes, Willie screamed a lot

    by Abominable Snowcone

    But I'll tell you: I must have rubbed it to Kate Capshaw a few dozen times in 1984-85

  • July 20, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Ain't nothing wrong with Willie in that

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    dinner outfit. Kind of made me want to make her scream even more, if you get me. Moohahhahahhahaaaaaa! (Well, anyway.)

  • July 20, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Sugar Babies

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Ever have sugar babies (the candy)? They are little Sankara Stones

  • July 20, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    That's right!

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    What a missed marketing opportunity!There were five bags when we started the trip. . . No one can steal just one! (Bring back to us. Bring back.) Yes, I understand its power now.

  • July 23, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    In Defense of Willie Scott

    by MarionRavenwood

    Sorry, I don't normally self-promote, but I too am in love with TOD. I also love Kate Capshaw and there's a decent enough discussion going on here. So...

  • July 23, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Wilis Scott a breath of fresh air from the others

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Marion had too much baggage with Indy, annoying ass shit, Elsa was a fucking mannequin zero personality. hail Willie and her magnificent juggs.

  • July 26, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Shake them titties Willie!

    by orcus