Re: Part IV should not be as corny as Raiders and the others

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Posted by Indiana Jerico on November 30, 1997 at 18:50:25:

In Reply to: Part IV should not be as corny as Raiders and the others posted by the guy on November 28, 1997 at 19:06:42:

: It is my sincere desire to see the continuing Indy story as only the essence of the great character of Indy would dictate. Although I love the series with a passion, I believe that the further into magic and old style (30s serial?) villians the film got, the more corny it became.
: Make no mistake, I love the flow of the stories. Indiana Jones is a great character that reaches what I believe to be Hemingway proportions. His boarding airplanes and whisking off into some foreign land so that he might transform from professor to adventurer is quite stirring. It is that distillation of the series that I would surely love to see on full display on Indy IV.
: The chase scene at the end of Last Crusade with Indy hanging off the end of the tank gun, Marcus's pen, and Sean Connery putting a rock in the gun was poor crap. It was also a pale imitation of the TRUCK CHASE SCENE in Raiders, THE GREATEST CHASE SCENE IN ALL OF MOVIES!!!!!!!!!!!

:Firstly, I don't know where you got the idea that the film's 'going further into magic and old (30's) style villains' makes it more corny. (1) Indy's profession as an archaeologist allows him to interact with the past periods and/or cultures. And these cultures, being ancient as they are, usually involve magic...whether you believe in it or not. THAT's what makes the movie interesting, it's sense of mystery. (2) The movie(s) is set in the 30's. Whaddya expect, photon guns and Desert Storm soldiers?
.....And Indy Anna's right........if it's Batman and Robin, it's corny(God! I hate that movie!). If it's Indiana Jones, it's heroic creativity....and, oh, magic...!

---Indiana Jerico

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