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Forum: Indiana Jones 5 Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,246
Posted By Lambonius
I don't disagree that the newer characters are...

I don't disagree that the newer characters are weaker than the originals, but they're not weak BECAUSE they're diverse. They're weak because the writing in general is generated from a corporate...
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 05-23-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,246
Posted By Lambonius
The complaints say far more about the people...

The complaints say far more about the people doing the complaining than about Disney. People see what they want to see in these things. If you go into these movies suspicious about Disney's...
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 05-21-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,246
Posted By Lambonius
Some of the most hilarious art of all time is...

Some of the most hilarious art of all time is Postmodern!
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 05-21-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,246
Posted By Lambonius
Tenured professor of art history here. I would...

Tenured professor of art history here. I would argue that the very choice to try and make apolitical art is itself a political choice. Art does not exist in a vacuum. The context of both artist...
Forum: Films 05-16-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By Lambonius
I'm personally offended by the misuse of the word...

I'm personally offended by the misuse of the word "empirical."
Forum: General Indiana Jones Discussion 05-15-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By Lambonius
The problem I see with that is that if you go...

The problem I see with that is that if you go back into 19th Century America, it basically just becomes a Western. We're already not all THAT far removed from a Western-style costume with all the...
Forum: Films 05-09-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,547
Posted By Lambonius
By "large portion," do you mean the...

By "large portion," do you mean the vocal minority of randoms who complain about this stuff on internet movie message boards? Mainstream audiences are Disney's target, not cinephiles like us, and...
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 05-09-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,467
Posted By Lambonius
I think you're collapsing a bit too much time...

I think you're collapsing a bit too much time here. Bra-burning and psychedelic rock music were really late 1960s/early 1970s. The early 1960s were culturally closer to the more conservative...
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 05-04-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,246
Posted By Lambonius
Are you sure that wasn't just Kaminski's...

Are you sure that wasn't just Kaminski's lighting? Hi-ohhhh! ;)

Regarding the banquet scene in TOD, I remember watching a making-of documentary back in the day where Spielberg explicitly says...
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 05-02-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,246
Posted By Lambonius
Fair points, definitely. I'll concede that I'm...

Fair points, definitely. I'll concede that I'm not as familiar with the original serials as I'd like to be. I guess I was thinking more along the lines of 1930s films like the original King Kong,...
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 04-25-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,246
Posted By Lambonius
It's not like the original trilogy is apolitical,...

It's not like the original trilogy is apolitical, though. For its time, it's actually pretty explicitly progressive, especially Raiders.

A Jewish director puts together a film about a heroic...
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 04-23-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,496
Posted By Lambonius
Indiana Jones literally fights Nazis. You're not...

Indiana Jones literally fights Nazis. You're not going to see him at a MAGA rally.
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 04-03-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By Lambonius
I beg to differ on this point.

I beg to differ on this point.
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 03-19-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,694
Posted By Lambonius
Fingers crossed for zombie Hitler!!

Fingers crossed for zombie Hitler!!
Forum: Young Indiana Jones Chronicles 02-10-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By Lambonius
Because in his old age, George Lucas couldn't...

Because in his old age, George Lucas couldn't help himself obsessively meddling with everything good that he ever created. ;)
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 02-10-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 32,866
Posted By Lambonius
Who do you think cast Sean Patrick Flannery,...

Who do you think cast Sean Patrick Flannery, Corey Carrier, and George Hall? Young Indy was George's baby.
Forum: Films 02-08-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,547
Posted By Lambonius
It's no better or worse than the Rogue One or...

It's no better or worse than the Rogue One or Last Jedi trailers have been.

I think people in general are starting to get franchise fatigue with Star Wars at this point. Disney has over-milked the...
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 02-07-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 32,866
Posted By Lambonius
Excellent, excellent post. And now I am craving...

Excellent, excellent post. And now I am craving some classic Holmes movies.
Forum: Films 02-07-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By Lambonius
Audiences: "Star Wars is already so...

Audiences: "Star Wars is already so over-saturated in our popular culture."

Disney: "Hold my beer..."
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 02-05-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 32,866
Posted By Lambonius
Grindhouse? Blacksploitation? How can we lose? ...

Grindhouse? Blacksploitation? How can we lose? ;)

In all seriousness though, maybe being a fan of the Indy adventure games helps, but I'd be totally fine with professor Indy thinking his way...
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 01-27-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 32,866
Posted By Lambonius
Christ Pratt is both too old and too jacked to...

Christ Pratt is both too old and too jacked to play a convincing Indy. If they recast, they'll go with a lesser-known actor who is on the young side, because recasting is a long-term investment in...
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 01-23-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 32,866
Posted By Lambonius
People are so hung up on the idea that what made...

People are so hung up on the idea that what made the Indy movies good was action and adventure. That's bull****. The movie that had arguably the MOST action (KOTCS) was by far the worst, and it was...
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 01-23-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 32,866
Posted By Lambonius
Blade Runner 2049 was excellent, as was Ford's...

Blade Runner 2049 was excellent, as was Ford's performance in it, and the fact that they didn't overuse him. You're not going to find a lot of agreement that Ford brought that movie down.

That...
Forum: Films 01-19-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,591
Posted By Lambonius
I agree. It was terrible in the games, too. ...

I agree. It was terrible in the games, too. It's not even so much the name as it is the fact that the whole idea of a super-secret world-threatening mercenary army is just so tired and uncreative.
Forum: Films 01-19-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,291
Posted By Lambonius
Are we talking about the impact of the special...

Are we talking about the impact of the special effects (for the time) or the cinematography itself? If cinematography, I think there's a very strong case to be made that Empire is the best looking...
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