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Imapirateship

7.9k points

2 months ago

Indiana Jones is up there imo

imapassenger1

2.7k points

2 months ago

If only they'd stopped at 3...

svh01973

3.2k points

2 months ago

svh01973

3.2k points

2 months ago

They did stop at 3, though. That's what I tell myself.

andhernamewas_

621 points

2 months ago

You’re missing out if you don’t accepted The Young Indiana Jones as canon.

WookieeSteakIsChewie

324 points

2 months ago

I wish Disney Plus would put Young Indy Chronicles on.

andhernamewas_

73 points

2 months ago

Maybe when the new movie comes out? We live in hope.

lesChaps

9 points

2 months ago

As Mel Brooks put it: hope for the best, expect the worst.

ThaiJohnnyDepp

9 points

2 months ago

As Mel Gibson puts it: "Ah my nipples, they hurt! They hurt when I twist them!"

3_14159td

9 points

2 months ago

Still holding on to my VHS set.

JonathanDP81

7 points

2 months ago

But will they post the original TV episodes or the Lucas re-edited home video versions?

SageRiBardan

8 points

2 months ago

Should make a new series with a teen or early twenties Indy and have Harrison Ford as the old man telling the stories or have various actors from the movie series tell stories about the antics of Indy - Karen Allen, Kate Capshaw, John Rhys-Davies, and Ke Huy Quan could all reprise their roles and tell new stories of young Indy.

buddascrayon

6 points

2 months ago

You just described the Young Indian Jones TV series that was on the air from 1992 to 1993.

SageRiBardan

4 points

2 months ago

No, I didn't. I'm very familiar with that show, I enjoyed it, but it was flawed as it was split between two timelines and focused on how Indy met all these famous figures in history and "helped" them. Harrison Ford only appeared in one episode of the show, instead they had George Hall playing "Old Indy", the other actors never appeared in the show as their characters to tell stories about Indy (which is what I am suggesting they do). Also I was suggesting that they focus on one time period with Indy 18 or in his early 20's.

housevil

3 points

2 months ago

Thank you for mentioning George Hall. He was completely edited out of the home release of the series but still deserves credit as "present day" Indy.

captainedwinkrieger

5 points

2 months ago

Probably a few legal hurdles to jump before that can happen. The series is owned by Lucasfilm, but Paramount did the production and distribution.

Sacred_Reputation

2 points

2 months ago

Yes! With the original broadcast Old Indie bookends!

HumanOrAlien

2 points

2 months ago

I don't think they have the distribution rights. Young Indy was distributed by Paramount Television. Paramount still owns distribution rights for the first four films so ig it's the same for the TV shows as well.

BashfulDaschund

2 points

2 months ago

They're freely available on the high seas.

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1 points

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1 points

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MattVanAndel

2 points

2 months ago

I remember the same. George Lucas wanted the show to be educational, so… yeah. But there are some episodes that are much better than others.

Thesearchoftheshite

2 points

2 months ago

The trenches. Freaked me out.

ComebackKidGorgeous

1 points

2 months ago

Happy Cake Day!

ScoffSlaphead72

1 points

2 months ago

Its on youtube I think.

Basedrum777

1 points

2 months ago

Happy pie day

SAugsburger

10 points

2 months ago

The Young Indiana Jones was a TV series rather than a film, but agree that it is an amazing series. The only caveat is that the DVD release I recall cut out the "old" Indy scenes. Not sure why.

andhernamewas_

4 points

2 months ago

That’s odd. I rented the DVDs from my local library and they had the old Indy scenes. I wonder why some versions would cut them out.

SAugsburger

2 points

2 months ago

I remembered watching the first disc off Netflix back in the day and noticed it. Back in the day when Netflix still had reviews many were annoyed at that as well. Maybe they did a different release that added them back, but multiple reviews on Amazon for the DVD mentioned the same thing that they edited out old Indy.

its_me_BIGFACE

2 points

2 months ago

The old Indy is cut out because Lucas wanted him out. Imagine that, Lucas wanted to change something after it was released.

LeonardoMagikarpo

1 points

2 months ago

I have them on vhs but still haven't watched them. Maybe it's time to dust off that old video player!

ihahp

3 points

2 months ago

ihahp

3 points

2 months ago

The Young Indiana Jones as canon

It's clear you like these, but are the considered good in general? I am a huge Indy fan but these never appealed to me.

CaptainFumbles

5 points

2 months ago

They would have seemed a lot better if we hadn't seen the much better young Indy in the form of River Phoenix.

andhernamewas_

4 points

2 months ago

Overall I really enjoy the show, but not every episode is a banger.

LittleDansonMan

2 points

2 months ago

Huge Indy fan here, but I always found Young Indy quite slow and boring. I never had the stamina to make it to the teen years, which I could imagine were probably better. Treasure of the Peacock’s Eye came bundled with the movie trilogy on VHS. I only watched it once as a kid, whereas the film trilogy got a constant rotation.

Indy also met some famous historically significant person like every episode, which I thought came across a bit elitist/privileged and took away from his scrappy nature as an adult a bit.

To me, the best non-film Indy media that was ever released was the video game Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. Fans called that the unofficial 4th movie up until a 4th movie actually came out.

morewordsfaster

3 points

2 months ago

I don't understand why they don't retire Harrison Ford and have Sean Patrick Flannery take over. We could still have several more Indy movies!

andhernamewas_

1 points

2 months ago

I love Sean Patrick Flannery. He is very underrated.

actibus_consequatur

5 points

2 months ago

If The Hitchhikers Trilogy can have 5.5 books, why can't the Indiana Jones films?

mikeyj777

2 points

2 months ago

We called the dog Indiana

housevil

2 points

2 months ago

Sean Patrick Flannery has more screen time as Indiana Jones than any other actor.

IndyAndyJones7

1 points

2 months ago

It might be canon, but it's not part of the trilogy.

nutmegtester

1 points

2 months ago

andhernamewas_

1 points

2 months ago

Lol. Several of those are video games.
This is it

apollyon_53

1 points

2 months ago

Such a good show

Sacred_Reputation

1 points

2 months ago

Yes!

sharfpang

1 points

2 months ago

Well, The Hobbit doesn't make LOTR not-a-trilogy.

roxinmyhead

6 points

2 months ago

This is what I tell myself about Pirates of the Carribean. That's how I get by.

svh01973

1 points

2 months ago

We do what we must so we can sleep at night.

Bongressman

20 points

2 months ago

It was the last crusade after all.

jdsupreme412

8 points

2 months ago

They stopped at 3. They stopped at 3. They definitely stopped at 3. Best trilogy ever!

ThePhiff

3 points

2 months ago

Yeah, Raiders and Crusade, but it's weird that they waited so long to Skull for #3.

Elogotar

6 points

2 months ago

A Unicorn.

Someone on the internet not blinded by nostalgia goggles.

ThePhiff

3 points

2 months ago

And here's the REAL kicker - I'm old enough to have seen the originals in theaters as a kid.

Elogotar

3 points

2 months ago

I love all the movies, but I don't know how anyone in thier right mind can say Temple is better than Crystal Skull.

SpiteAspect

2 points

2 months ago

I’m glad I’m not the only one, I kinda like crystal skull even though it’s ridiculous

norielukas

2 points

2 months ago

It’s like Scrubs, they did stop after 8 seasons.

jappyjappyhoyhoy

2 points

2 months ago

Same with Star Wars

sirshiny

2 points

2 months ago

Right? Like we never got a transformers movie, altered carbon never had a 2nd season. The fantasy book Eragon never got a movie either.

Real pity honestly. The Indiana Jones movies are great.

svh01973

2 points

2 months ago

I was really hoping for a 5th season of Dexter, too, but I guess they'll never make one. :(

MediocreSkyscraper

2 points

2 months ago

As a 10 year old, I did in fact enjoy 4.

DRAK720

2 points

2 months ago

They did stop at 3 for me. Never bothered to watch the new ones. Although I was curious to see the Crystal skulls one as when the movie came out, my local paper did an interview with an owner of one of the Crystal skulls. Too many movies/shows are made for nostalgia sake and then they ruin it.

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-3 points

2 months ago

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-3 points

2 months ago

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WookieeSteakIsChewie

7 points

2 months ago

George doesn't own them.

MSotallyTober

1 points

2 months ago

That’s also what Kyle and the boys realized.

phatelectribe

1 points

2 months ago

They didn’t. Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis is perfect. They just keep avoiding it for some reason.

neovenator250

1 points

2 months ago

Same

gringostarrrrrr

1 points

2 months ago

Well they did stop at 3. Then some fucker came along and said a 4th would sell

Hmccormack

1 points

2 months ago

Wait there’s a 4th indy movie that I will never recognize the existence of?!

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

Yep that’s what i heard from the vines. Just those 3.

Zip95014

1 points

2 months ago

And they never made the 2nd completely. Just the few funny parts as individual shorts.

LineRex

1 points

2 months ago

It's weird that they're skipping 4 and going straight to 5. Not going to question it though.

Initforthecodes

1 points

2 months ago

There is no Indiana Jones 4 in Ba Sing Se

MightyFifi

1 points

2 months ago

There’s no war in Ba Sing Se

CallMePoro

1 points

2 months ago

TIL there’s more than 3.

Count_Joshoo

22 points

2 months ago

4 is a pretty awesome action movie. Much like Godfather 3 and the Star Wars prequels it's a victim on group think imho. The action scenes are pretty incredible, especially the jeep chase, and even the alien bits at the end are pretty on point for tht genre and work when taken on their own level. Plus Cate Blanchett.

A_Filthy_Mind

4 points

2 months ago

I honestly liked 4 better than 2.

I didn't dbt grow up with temple of doom though, so when I saw it, I was already in college and just saw the blatant stereotypes, both racist and sexist.

Sandmaster14

44 points

2 months ago

Man 4 is fine. Sure, it's not great but I'm not sure why everyone acts like it was so awful..

ChronoLegion2

29 points

2 months ago

Because people arbitrarily draw the line between the supernatural and aliens.

Although, to be fair, the fridge thing was just plain stupid

Elogotar

35 points

2 months ago

Although, to be fair, the fridge thing was just plain stupid

No worse than jumping out of an airplane with an inflatable raft and riding it down a mountain.

bagboyrebel

21 points

2 months ago

It's crazy how people forget how batshit the original movies were, but especially this scene.

hesapmakinesi

5 points

2 months ago

Temple of Doom is a fever dream. The chain of events make no sense, it is just some shit happens after another. Also Indy having a cute kid bestfriend sidekick who never gets mentioned again, is weird. It's as if good old Lucas was going for that sweet merchandizing money by adding a child protagonist.

Lil_Mcgee

1 points

2 months ago

Lil_Mcgee

1 points

2 months ago

Idk I think it's a good bit more stupid.

No_Series8277

5 points

2 months ago

I enjoyed it as a kid

Cheap_Cheap77

16 points

2 months ago

They live in a universe where Jewish/Christian God and the Hindu Gods all exist together, and yet somehow people complain about aliens?? That's like the most realistic plot they've had.

kralrick

-3 points

2 months ago

kralrick

-3 points

2 months ago

It's trying to slam new age BS pseudo-scifi into a fantasy series. It's like saying The Dark is Rising book series could have an ancient aliens final novel without a problem.

It doesn't help that The Crystal Skull made Temple of Doom look like a quality movie.

Cheap_Cheap77

6 points

2 months ago

Idk I feel like the overall plot was the best part. It was the execution and writing of certain details (the fridge the monkeys, etc.) It could have easily been great.

kralrick

2 points

2 months ago

Could we agree on "it was the poor execution of a good idea; it just wasn't an Indiana Jones movie"?

steveatari

0 points

2 months ago

The downvotes are unreal. Purple have no taste anymore

kralrick

-4 points

2 months ago

Sorry, but fantasy and scifi aren't arbitrarily divided. They have different assumptions and histories to their worlds. They tend to approach different themes in different ways too.

You can combine scifi and fantasy, but you have to put in the work to build a world where they mesh well together.

I'll add that Indy isn't even just about the supernatural. It's religious artifacts. That the crystal skulls are a new age hokes makes the combination of genres much worse.

ChronoLegion2

1 points

2 months ago

Maybe I’m thinking of it like Warehouse 13, which was clearly inspired by the final scene of Raiders and combines both magic and technology. The two can coexist

kralrick

1 points

2 months ago

I said they can coexist in the comment you replied to. (and I adore Warehouse 13 and Eureka, the fantasy and scifi of the Syfy network) I said they don't coexist well in Indiana Jones. Crystal Skull didn't do the work to make scifi work with the history of the rest of the series (and the rest of the series didn't set up aliens).

Complete aside to the Indy discussion, but I hated that Warehouse 13 and Eureka crossed over purely from a lore perspective. They had to include a line that "magic isn't really a thing in Eureka" precisely because of the distinction in genres and world-building I'm talking about. Warehouse 13 is squarely fantasy (they use 'technology', but it's powers and interactions are justified purely by magic) whereas Eureka is squarely scifi (they use 'magic', but it's justified in universe as the application of science). Can we agree that Fargo would definitely not be able to keep the secret that magic exists?

Second complete aside. Warehouse 13 made such great use of music and it's a little saddening every time I rewatch and generic dramatic music plays instead of "White Rabbit", etc.

ChronoLegion2

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah, the aliens bit might come from nowhere, but it’s still not out of the realm of possibility in a world where supernatural exists.

Yeah, the crossover was a bit weird (just like crossing over a show about forensic science and a show about zombies and ghosts; I’m talking about Bones and Sleepy Hollow). Plus the fact that they also crossed Warehouse 13 and Alphas. I guess Warehouse 13 had what some might call “magical science”. They had devices that seemed to be magical, but they used and studied them in a way that was almost scientific

FlerblyMerbly

9 points

2 months ago

It’s not a bad movie, but it’s a bad Indiana Jones movie. The bar was super high after Last Crusade. They literally ride off into the fucking sunset; that’s a tough act to follow.

steveatari

2 points

2 months ago

It's bad.

Jackal_6

2 points

2 months ago

Jackal_6

2 points

2 months ago

4 is actually pretty good, it's just weird that they called it "Tintin" and made it all CGI

iamaiamscat

2 points

2 months ago

No it was complete trash. I have never had a single urge to watch that movie again.

steveatari

2 points

2 months ago

Yup. Spielberg in prime vs whatever that schlock was

chillyhellion

1 points

2 months ago

Man 4 makes the most sense if you've seen Man 2 and 3.

hesapmakinesi

1 points

2 months ago

It's a decent comedy.action flick. Making it an Indy movie was kinda pointless though.

celestian1998

7 points

2 months ago

I honestly think 4 was better than 2. Indy goes good, bad, good, bad. If the pattern stays, 5 will be good, and we can scrape out the even numbers and get a solid trilogy.

ClunarX

3 points

2 months ago

I’d watch Crystal Skull over Temple of Doom 10 times out of 10. Raiders is one of my all time favorite films but way too many people put rose color glasses on looking at the trilogy

darthatheos

14 points

2 months ago

They did

TimmyTheChemist

2 points

2 months ago

PAY NO ATTENTION TO THAT FILM BEHIND THE CURTAINS!!

-Spielberg, probably

venusmoonbeam

14 points

2 months ago

2 is awful come on

CIABrainBugs

16 points

2 months ago

Crystal Skull is better than Temple.

Elogotar

12 points

2 months ago

I too will die on that hill.

Joba_Fett

6 points

2 months ago

My brothers!!

GorgeGoochGrabber

2 points

2 months ago

Me too, I firmly believe the only people who think otherwise need to rewatch temple and THEN tell me it isn’t the worst.

It’s easy to think it’s alright when you only remember the few good bits.

Bobbykill

7 points

2 months ago

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this

Thunderironbolt222

4 points

2 months ago

Yeah. The last crusade was a perfect flim to end it.

ethanholmes2001

2 points

2 months ago

A trilogy in 5 parts

actibus_consequatur

3 points

2 months ago

Worked in books for The Hitchhikers Trilogy?

Pre-Nietzsche

2 points

2 months ago

I just looked up what year raiders released yesterday, only to find out that they have already finished filing the 5th and final movie, set to release next 2023.

How I missed all the directors that changed hands, I do not know; but I’m scared.

Disastrous_Belt_7556

2 points

2 months ago

Temple of Doom is kind of a rough rewatch

Kandiru

1 points

2 months ago

The trilogy stops at 3!

Poker_dealer

1 points

2 months ago

They raped Indy!

ChronoLegion2

-1 points

2 months ago

“You tried alien skulls and chose poorly”

FunZookeepergame627

1 points

2 months ago

Yes

ishiiman0

1 points

2 months ago

I feel like they could have had a solid fourth movie if they did one in the 90s with Indy fighting Nazis in World War II.

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

There’s still another one coming..

SafewordisJohnCandy

1 points

2 months ago

I don't hate 4, it just should have been done differently. The refrigerator, Tarzan swinging and the man eating bug infestation really hurt that movie. All of them have some sort of supernatural aspect, but we never needed to venture into that much suspension of disbelief.

damn_jexy

1 points

2 months ago

They did, and I will fight you on this

porkchop_express___

1 points

2 months ago

They did. They did. They did. Shut up They did.

chillyhellion

1 points

2 months ago

3 is my favorite. The chemistry between Ford and Connery is beautiful.

NetDork

1 points

2 months ago

TBF, a recent rewatch of ToD made me think it's very nearly as goofy as Crystal Skull.

Sw3Et

1 points

2 months ago

Sw3Et

1 points

2 months ago

If only they stopped at 1. I'll die on the hill that it's the only good one.

COSurfing

1 points

2 months ago

I stopped at 3.

toorigged2fail

1 points

2 months ago

Or as I call them, the three and a half Indiana Jones movies

MrMonstrosoone

1 points

2 months ago

and skipped #2

Redneck_By_Default

31 points

2 months ago

Honestly here's my hot take, didn't like temple of doom. Felt like they took the suave intelligent and badass archeologist from the first one and just tried to turn him into one of the other meat head action stars of the 80s and 90s.

Just felt too far removed from the other 2 for me, especially with a damsel in distress who exists purely to be a damsel in distress and a little Asian sidekick. At least Marion wasn't entirely useless the whole of Raiders and his father was as much a star in last crusade as he was

plokijuh1229

7 points

2 months ago

That is a great point on the lack of archaeology mystery in 2. It's all Indiana saving the day.

FocusAndrew

15 points

2 months ago

It’s not the age, it’s the mileage!

deadeyeotdo42

9 points

2 months ago

It's not the years, it's the mileage

FocusAndrew

1 points

2 months ago

That’s the one lol, it’s late.

deadeyeotdo42

1 points

2 months ago

My favorite line when I was young! At 53, I feel those words!

PM_ME_YOUR_STOMACHS

4 points

2 months ago

trilogy

apadin1

11 points

2 months ago

apadin1

11 points

2 months ago

Raiders and Last Crusade are fantastic movies. Temple of Doom is… fine I guess, just not quite as good as the other too

thraashman

2 points

2 months ago

Exactly. It wasn't bad it just isn't as good as the fantastic first and third movies

Demonae

33 points

2 months ago

Demonae

33 points

2 months ago

If 2 and 4 hadn't been so bad it would be worthy of contention.

abagofdicks

12 points

2 months ago

2 is great. That woman screeching the entire time is not

Donkeyman79

52 points

2 months ago

Shut your whore mouth 2 was greatness

theenigma31680

12 points

2 months ago

I loved 2 as a kid. But honestly, Indy could have let her drop into the fire pit and I would not have cared less...

Mfn_jones

18 points

2 months ago

I came hear to to say this to anyone who said that

FunZookeepergame627

20 points

2 months ago

I did not like 2 with the screaming, blonde

deadeyeotdo42

10 points

2 months ago

Anything Goes bitch!

FunZookeepergame627

1 points

2 months ago

Why thank. Bitch!

deadeyeotdo42

2 points

2 months ago

Hold onto your potatoes!

soulonfirexx

4 points

2 months ago

Growing up, 2 and 3 were my favorite. Being older now, I think 3 is my all-time favorite. 2 is definitely much more campy and didn't have the best story but still super enjoyable.

ImperfectButHuman

2 points

2 months ago

I absolutely agree with this: 3 is a absolutely an all time classic with Connery and all his charm!

Drewbus

2 points

2 months ago

2 is the most quotable

FunZookeepergame627

1 points

2 months ago

Hadn't thought about that.

Sk8thunder

18 points

2 months ago

People like 2?!?!?!?

25sittinon25cents

13 points

2 months ago

Just my humble opinion, but it had better action sequences than the first and as a kid, Mola Ram was scarier than any of the Nazis.

austinstudios

8 points

2 months ago

I'll be honest. 2 is my favorite Indiana Jones movie.

tuigger

7 points

2 months ago

KALI MA!

abagofdicks

1 points

2 months ago

2 is awesome with earplugs

ccwithers

2 points

2 months ago

I have a good friend who’s an insufferable know it all. Used to tell me I was an idiot for liking Crusade better than Temple. Then we go watch the trilogy at this indie theatre doing a special event. He acknowledged he was wrong right after the lights came up. Temple is so, so bad.

FunZookeepergame627

1 points

2 months ago

Ah, shut your pie hole

ghostbackwards

7 points

2 months ago

Man, as a child of the 80s, and an Indy fanatic, I was so amped when they started filming the 4th in my hometown.

Premier of it comes out and we all go see it.

Fuck, that was painful.

crazythinker76

2 points

2 months ago

Molaram would like a word with you

neon_overload

2 points

2 months ago

Two honestly was a good movie, I think the main thing wrong with it is that it was the most different of the three, being set in a different time period.

Ayjayz

1 points

2 months ago

Ayjayz

1 points

2 months ago

Two wasn't SO bad. It was not as nearly good as the other 2, but if it had been the only Indy movie released I still think it would be considered a great movie.

Hard_Brownie

2 points

2 months ago

The first three … haha 😂

Penakoto

2 points

2 months ago

Nah, as a massive IJ fan since practically birth, it's really hard to justify putting on Temple of Doom anymore.

DrainWeasel

2 points

2 months ago

Weird they are coming out with a 5th but if it's good I won't mind.

BonnieMcMurray

5 points

2 months ago

I watched Temple of Doom recently with my 8-year-old nephew. It...did not hold up so well.

Raiders is still a cracker though.

BigBankHank

9 points

2 months ago

Second one is pretty turble.

DroolingIguana

6 points

2 months ago

They had one good movie, one terrible movie, a remake of the good movie with Sean Connery playing the love interest, and a just plain weird movie (which was still better than the second.)

Psychpsyo

1 points

2 months ago

Are you trying to say that Crystal Skull is better than Temple of Doom...?

rustyphish

3 points

2 months ago

Crystal Skull is 100% better than Temple of Doom in every area except nostalgia

The woman screaming the entire time... "DoCtAh JoNeZ!!!".... jokes about the savages eating monkey brains in the fictional exotic land of...India

It's terrible.

TheBruceMeister

2 points

2 months ago

Crystal Skull relied too much on nostalgia to be a good movie on its own, but it fit with the Indiana Jones vibe better than Temple of Doom.

If nothing else it fits the pattern of: good movie, ? movie, good movie, ? movie.

Stay_Beautiful_

4 points

2 months ago

Temple of Doom really wasn't good, it was just sandwiched between two masterpieces so everyone pretends like it was great

anincompoop25

4 points

2 months ago

Not with temple of doom in the mix

arothmanmusic

3 points

2 months ago

If you skip straight from Raiders to Last Crusade. The second one was iconic, but not actually good.

neon_overload

2 points

2 months ago

What if you view them in chronological order?

GoldenUther29062019

2 points

2 months ago

Lmao I havent gotten the time to rewatch but just the other day that episode from TBBT was on tv and it just happened to be the episode where Amy??? points out that plot hole of how even if Indiana Jones wasnt present in the movie, it still would have ended the same. Is this right, I havent bothered to check.

CaptainMonocle07

7 points

2 months ago

Kind of.... there is an argument to be made that the Nazis would have eventually found the arc, opened it, and died. That being said, Marion (the love interest) would have probably been killed by the Nazis and she lived thanks to Indiana's help at the bar. Also, the arc might have been recaptured by other bad people or something like that where as in the end it does end up in possession of the US thanks to Indy.

JahnBitWaf

4 points

2 months ago

It’s not true at all. Indy figures out the real location of the well of souls because he knows the correct height of the staff of Ra because he and Marion have the original complete headpiece, whereas the Nazis only have one side from the image burned into Toht‘s hand, so “They’re digging in the wrong place.”

It’s a story where good and evil are neck and neck, racing back and forth, and the good guy is so desperate to win that he inadvertently gives the bad guys the advantage, and evil wins the race but discovers the prize is a curse. A symmetry of ironies. Not a plot hole in sight.

I saw that episode of TBBT and it made me mad at the time.

Now, if you were to complain that the third movie is a cheap knockoff of the first, or the second is a big racist cliche with no story, now we’re talking.

skepticaljack

3 points

2 months ago

Temple of Doom is TERRIBLE. I tried to watch it a couple of years ago and it took several sessions to get through. It’s like it was written by a 6th grader.

GeorgFestrunk

2 points

2 months ago

No it’s not, because the first one is a fantastic movie and the third one is a fantastic movie, but the middle one is just painful. Starts with a great scene and then it’s a bizarre combination of silliness and grimness. the zero chemistry romance, silly gags like all the stuff with the snakes and the bugs, the ridiculous dinner scene, then suddenly the child torture and ripping a beating heart out of a person, it’s like wtf??

Anytime raiders of the lost Ark or the last crusade is on I will watch them, but I’ll never watch temple of doom again (I’ve seen it a couple times)

TristyThrowaway

2 points

2 months ago

Doom was trash

Tallen122

3 points

2 months ago

Tallen122

3 points

2 months ago

I actually think this is the correct answer. Every trilogy has strays in quality, but Indy 1-3 were all great.

Blue_Swirling_Bunny

2 points

2 months ago

Except Temple of Doom is fucking awful and Last Crusade is cheesy af.

WuTang360Bees

1 points

2 months ago

Well 2/3. Temple of Doom sucks

lazy_phoenix

1 points

2 months ago

Temple of doom was not well received at the time though

CopyX

1 points

2 months ago

CopyX

1 points

2 months ago

Uhh, have you rewatched temple recently ??

robotplowingpie

0 points

2 months ago

I vote with the pirate ship. Indy 4 ever ❤️

practikalraps

-3 points

2 months ago

Not a trilogy, a 5th one is about to be released

Maur0

1 points

2 months ago

Maur0

1 points

2 months ago

In Diana Jones ?

SirGamer247

1 points

2 months ago

I agree, the books they was written really made it interesting as well. I do enjoy reading The Unicorn's Legacy and would reread it again and again. But yes the Indy 3's are great films.

Tubski

1 points

2 months ago

Tubski

1 points

2 months ago

Hahahaha I posted the same before I scolled and saw this comment. I had the VHS box as a kid and nearly ruined them from rewatching. To this day, I also make my girlfriends watch these movies and their reaction can make or break a relationship. One girl actually spoke German, so in Raiders and Last Crusade, she translated for me. It was awesome!

animewhitewolf

1 points

2 months ago

2nd movie is kinda hit or miss for me.

neon_overload

1 points

2 months ago

To me the original 3 Indiana Jones films are masterpieces but wouldn't qualify as a great trilogy. Main thing is that they don't follow on from each other, Temple of Doom being a prequel. In fact they're all episodic, more like James Bond series where each story is kind of independent, though first and third Indy movies were at least set in the same WWII time period.

To me an example of the perfect trilogy would be Back to the Future - they all follow on from the previous one and each has its own arc but there's also an overall trilogy arc. The second two movies - particularly the middle movie - aren't masterpieces in themselves but the trilogy as a whole is a truly special one.

SiibillamLaw

1 points

2 months ago

That's two dualogies as far as I'm aware. Two excellent odd numbered ones and two mediocre even numbered

Erekai

1 points

2 months ago

Erekai

1 points

2 months ago

Yep definitely those 3 movies, and not a single one more.

Excellent-Practice

1 points

2 months ago

So far, the odd numbered films have been excellent while the even ones don't hold up as well. We'll see if this upcoming fifth movie maintains the pattern