In preparation for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, we got the trilogy from the library. Steph wasn’t sure which she had seen and I hadn’t seen all of Raiders, and I hadn’t seen Temple of Doom. Last Crusade is one of my favorite movies period and I have seen it countless times.
We watched Raiders last night. Good, solid film. Bit campy in parts, but come on, it’s Indy. Good stuff.
We just finished Temple. Oh my word. What a terrible, atrocious, shouldn’t even be considered part of the trilogy movie. What a rubbish. Beyond campy. Beyond dumb. Beyond intelligible.
I mean, I don’t even know what to do with this. I have had this grand image of the Indiana Jones trilogy up to this point. And it has now been utterly ruined. I just don’t understand how the first could be so cool, and the third could be so absolutely fantastic, and this second one be complete junk. Someone please explain this to me.
I will admit though that the mine cart scene was pretty cool.
To end on a fun curiousity note: Raiders was set in 1936. Temple was clearly marked as 1935. Why did they put this one before Raiders? Steph thinks it’s so that there wouldn’t be any confusion with the love interest aspect since the relationship with Marion in the first movie was a little more defined than Indy and chica numerous dos. I think it’s because the plot line of Temple didn’t include the Nazis so they went earlier so as to not have to explain why Indy wouldn’t continue “fighting the Nazis” (which they wisely returned to in Crusade). What say you?