Posted by Aaron on August 23, 1997 at 15:04:59:
In Reply to: Re: Fav Indy Movie posted by Adam on August 22, 1997 at 22:16:34:
: Are you all INSANE? (Just semi-serious here, don't be too offended.)
: RAIDERS is the best. Yup, yessirree. That's RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. NOT Temple of GLOOM. NOT LOST Crusade. I'm talking about the 5-time Oscar winner, the highest grosser, the classic, A-1 Indiana for you...the funny but non-cheexy, high-spirited but intense, intelligent but not-taking-itself-too-seriously movie that leaves all the other Indy films trailing in the desert convoy truck's dust like that Nazi goon given a GOODYEAR TIRE MAKEOVER...
: Seriously, though, I could go on and on into this discussion, but opinions are opinons and you're entitled. But I will say this: when RAIDERS first came onscreen in 1981 (and I remember it well), people were AMAZED. Looking back, it's easy to forget just how good it is because it's so engraved into our culture. But RAIDERS has more logic (though that's not to say it's all logical, by any means) and kinetic energy then the other films. TEMPLE, with all of its garish red-lit sets and mumbo-jumbo, and CRUSADE, with some of its clunky action scenes (it should be noted that while RAIDERS' scenes were almost ALL storyboarded and choreographed before filming, CRUSADE's action scenes -- especially the tank chase -- was largely improvised in the few days before filming), can't really hold a candle to the original. They have their moments - yes - but they took the series into a decidedly goofier turn...
: ...and I'd settle for Karen Allen ANY day over Kate Capshaw or Alyson Doody...or -- dare I say -- even Connery as Indy's partner in INDY IV...
Aaron J. Radatz here, the guy who first posted "Fav Indy Movie."
Whoa, whoa, whoa! Geuss I'd better clarify what I meant when I said I liked Temple: Okay, so maybe Raiders has some better logic, but there are some places where action is more useful than wits, or, at least, more entertaining. Like Temple of Doom's slam-bang action climax: in it, he has to use his fists, legs, whatever to prevail, unlike Raider's "keep your eyes closed" ending or Crusades "pick the right cup."
But as Adam says, opinions are opinions, and I like hearing everyone's, so please keep them coming.
Besides every Indy movie is great in its own wayñand I'm sure Indy IV will be no exception!
Oh. And when he saidÖ
": ...and I'd settle for Karen Allen ANY day over Kate Capshaw or Alyson Doody...or -- dare I say -- even Connery as Indy's partner in INDY IV..."
Öjust what exactly did he mean by "partner?" Just joking!
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