Originally Posted by Montana Smith
It might have something to do with the films preceding them being hard acts to follow.
is generally highly regarded, and often referred to in elevated terms as a pinnacle of action adventure films.
I don't want to quote your entire post - but you make great points all the way through so kudos.
Sequels like Temple of Doom, Last Crusade, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and The Dark Knight Rises
have extremely hard acts to follow. As sequels I think none of them came close to topping what came before them. But I'll be damned if I don't love them all anyway, you know?
is essentially the only classic of the Indy films. Tonally/stylistically/writing-wise/action - it excels to the top of cinema of the last 50 years. None of the others are ever mentioned in the same breath as cinema classics like Raiders
is. And I'm good with that, surprisingly.