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A prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) set in 1935, the year before, the professor, archaeologist and adventurer by the name of Indiana Jones is back in action in his latest adventure. This time he teams up with a nightclub singer named Wilhelmina "Willie" Scott and a twelve-year-old Chinese boy named Short Round. They end up in a small distressed village in India, where the people believe that evil spirits have taken all their children away after a sacred precious stone was stolen. They also discover the great mysterious terror surrounding a booby-trapped temple known as the Temple of Doom. Thuggee is beginning to attempt to rise once more, believing that with the power of all five Sankara stones they can rule the world. It's all up to Indiana to put an end to the Thuggee campaign, rescue the lost children, win the girl and conquer the Temple of Doom.Written by
Anthony Pereyra <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In the beginning of the film, the man who directs Indiana and Willy to the plane (the one who explains he will be in a plane with chickens) is Dan Aykroyd. See more »
After the Thuggee assassin is hanged with the help of Indiana's whip and a ceiling fan, Short Round turns the fan off, dropping the assassin's body to the floor. Instead of falling limply, the supposedly-dead Thuggee very clearly puts out his hands to land carefully. See more »
The Paramount mountain dissolves into a mountain on a gong. Kate Capshaw's hands obscure the words 'starring in', after which her entire body obscures the "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" title. See more »
To avoid an '15' certificate in the UK (with the sacrificial ceremony said to be bordering on '18', according to a letter sent by the BBFC to UIP in 1984), the BBFC cut 1 minute 6 secs from the film and later said that it was one of the strongest PG ratings they had ever issued. Among the cuts made were a heart ripped from a sacrificial victim and his lowering into the blazing pit, edits to a whipping scene and the fight between Indiana and the overseer, and the removal of a shot of a man's head hitting the side of a cliff. The line "Leave him alone, you bastards" was changed to "Leave him alone" and sounds of screams and violence were also considerably reduced. This PG rated print was the only version available in the UK for many years until October 2012, when the cuts were fully waived for the 12 rated Blu-Ray release. See more »
Of all the Steven Spielberg films this is to me by far the weirdest one he's ever done. But does weird equal good? Well, let's get this out of the way...their is no logic in this film, so you can just throw that out the window. People thought Crystal Skull was unrealistic (?)...think again. Spielberg lets us know pretty much right out of the gate what kind of movie we're dealing with here. George Lucas (the storywriter) went in such a humorous direction with the story it almost came across as a comedy. With the more comedic approach this made the film very unique in the feeling of it compared to Raiders of the Lost Ark which was darker and more serious, and The Last Crusade which borrows a lot of the elements from Raiders to give it a similar tone and feel to it. Indiana Jones himself is written in a more comedic way, almost to the point where you can't take him seriously, but not quite, Harrison Ford makes the characters balanced and doesn't make Indy come across as cartoony. As for the supporting characters...oh my god. These supporting characters make me want to pull my hair out. Willie played by Kate Capshaw is such a major step down from Marion. Yes, she was a damsel in distress, but she was a badass while she was. Here, she is over-the-top just for the sake of it. I don't blame Capshaw because she's just acting the way the director tells her to so, Spielberg, what the heck? You given us such beautiful characters like E.T. and Elliott. Then you give us this. Why? Then there is Short Round. Look, I understand there is a lot of people who like this character but...I just can't. His voice is like nails on a chalkboard, the actor who portrays him just isn't a good actor. He's definitely more important than Willie and isn't excruciatingly annoying but he does get under my skin. I know it seems I'm bashing the film more than I intended to. What do I like about this film? The villain. Unlike Willie, he is over-the-top in all the right ways. Roshan Seth does a great job with his character he makes this film enjoyable. The other thing, Harrison Ford's performance, like I said before, he gives a rather complex performance as Indy compared to Raiders. And lastly, the mine cart chase scene, beautifully choreographed, masterfully suspenseful, and downright entertaining. These three things gives this film a solid 7/10. Nowhere near as bad as Crystal, but comfortably falls in third place behind Raiders and Crusade for me. So is this film really that good? It's good, but not great.
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