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View Poll Results: Out of all the films, which one is definitively the best?
Raiders of the Lost Ark 155 62.00%
Temple of Doom 34 13.60%
Last Crusade 43 17.20%
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 18 7.20%
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:46 AM   #476
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Have you even seen the movie?! Why do you think your opinion of the movie is so important?

Why do you even think I'm being serious?

And yes, unfortunately I have seen the film.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:58 AM   #477
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Raiders. Its the reason we got into this character in the first place.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:26 AM   #478
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Raiders. Its the reason we got into this character in the first place.

I think you just found multiple instances of the same question over various threads!
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:35 PM   #479
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Why do you even think I'm being serious?

And yes, unfortunately I have seen the film.


Out of curiousity, have you rewatched it since your initial viewing?
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:03 PM   #480
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Out of curiousity, have you rewatched it since your initial viewing?

For that I can quote myself:

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I feel embarrassed now, because I saw it three times. But never in the cinema, of course.

The third time was only to see what it looked like on Blu-ray. And the answer to that was: no different, apart from being an even more boring experience.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:49 PM   #481
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Must've overlooked that, my bad.

It's funny how initially I was in the same camp that found KOTCS a disappointment, but for me I grew to like it much more with repeat views and now it sits pretty comfortably alongside the original three for me.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:46 PM   #482
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I notice this thread has been merged with another "Best Indy movie" thread, thanks to the mods for it
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:35 PM   #483
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I notice this thread has been merged with another "Best Indy movie" thread, thanks to the mods for it

If the mods can be keep the subject under five threads they'll be doing well!
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:21 PM   #484
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Stickying threads could be a good idea if that's done around here.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:28 PM   #485
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I can't believe KOTCS came close to Temple of Doom

Temple of Doom > Raiders > Last Crusade > KOTCS


In proportion of preference:

55% temple of doom, 25% Raiders of the lost ark, 15% Last crusade, 5% KOTCS


Of course, they are all great movies!
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:51 PM   #486
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Temple of Doom > Raiders > Last Crusade > KOTCS


In proportion of preference:

55% temple of doom, 25% Raiders of the lost ark, 15% Last crusade, 5% KOTCS


Of course, they are all great movies!

More like Temple of Doom>The Last Crusade>Raiders of the Lost Ark>Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:15 PM   #487
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Raiders of the Lost Ark>Temple of Doom>The Last Crusade>Lara Croft: Tomb Raider>Cradle of Life>Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit>Godfather Part III>Superman IV>Kingdom of the Crystal Skull






Disclaimer: I obviously missed out a few films after Superman IV.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:59 PM   #488
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Raiders of the Lost Ark>Temple of Doom>The Last Crusade>Lara Croft: Tomb Raider>Cradle of Life>Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit>Godfather Part III>Superman IV>Kingdom of the Crystal Skull



Disclaimer: I obviously missed out a few films after Superman IV.

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Old 07-09-2013, 04:36 AM   #489
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Temple of Doom, none of the others are a patch on this one. ToD is the funniest, has a story that doesn't involve the Nazis or the Reds, Short Round and Willie are the best, man.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:52 AM   #490
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Temple of Doom, none of the others are a patch on this one.


Except for Raiders which I think is jointed with TOD as the best
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:24 AM   #491
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KOTCS>Temple of Doom>Last Crusade>Raiders


But seriously, ToD = LC = Raiders, then there's KOTCS.
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:46 PM   #492
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Superman IV>Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

I'd have to respectfully disagree that Superman IV is better the KOTCS. Unless you ranked it in this way tongue-in-cheek.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:27 PM   #493
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KOTCS>Temple of Doom>Last Crusade>Raiders


Thought you were seconds for a microsecond there
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:08 PM   #494
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I'd have to respectfully disagree that Superman IV is better the KOTCS. Unless you ranked it in this way tongue-in-cheek.
Please don't get this guy started. He's not even a Indiana Jones fan
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:17 PM   #495
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Unless you ranked it in this way tongue-in-cheek.

It's usually tongue-in-cheek.

KOTCS has the edge over the others with the section leading up to the landing of the fridge. But after that I find them pretty interchangeable.


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He's not even a Indiana Jones fan

You're correct, but you say it like it's a bad thing.


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While I have an interest in Dr. Jones and his fictional world I can't claim to be enthusiastic or fanatical about it any more. Obsessions come and go.

You never know, one day I might be obsessional enough that I'll want to watch KOTCS again.
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:38 PM   #496
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Raiders, with The Last Crusade a close second.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:05 AM   #497
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This is likely to be my final and definite order of preference:


TOD
ROTLA
KOTCS
TLC


All are superb to me. I give both ROTLA and TOD a perfect 10/10 while the other two get an 8/10, though sometimes I'm inclined to give both a 9.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:59 PM   #498
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You're correct, but you say it like it's a bad thing.

Sigh, for heaven's sake, Montana. Why can't you just understand the perspective of folks like Henry W Jones and me? Here you are, openly admitting you're not a fan of the character or the series, at least as much as the rest of us...and yet you hang around here doing almost nothing but either making admittedly very funny jokes and non-sequiters, or mocking Kingdom of the Crystal Skull/any other flaws of the series/other Raveners/etc. You may be in denial about it, but your have no business being on this site if that's how you act and think. You're just being a killjoy for us who actually do care about the character, and its very rude.

And just for once, it would be lovely if you were willing to be a man and admit this. But you refuse to even acknowledge this simple fact. And so this is just going to keep going on forever, at least until you get forcibly removed or you just tire of poking us. I'll be honest, in some ways I share opinions and tastes of yours, and kinda like your sense of humor, but you don't belong here. And by staying, you give the impression of sticking around purely to insult and condescend our community. That's a tool move, man.

P.S. Why on Earth don't the moderators ever confront Smiffy about it? You're the 'top men' in charge of policing this whole damn site, and you're blatantly allowing this party-crasher to run wild and piss us off?

And yes, I'm American, so I'm very used to openly calling out authority figures. Where I come from, we're allowed to.

...

Oh, yeah, the topic. Well, I'm currently of the opinion that Raiders is the best of the films, for just being the right balance of what an Indy movie needs, but Temple of Doom is my personal favorite for being so unique, ballsy, thrilling and feeling the most pulp-y of the adventures.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:52 AM   #499
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Sigh, for heaven's sake, Montana. Why can't you just understand the perspective of folks like Henry W Jones and me? Here you are, openly admitting you're not a fan of the character or the series, at least as much as the rest of us...and yet you hang around here doing almost nothing but either making admittedly very funny jokes and non-sequiters, or mocking Kingdom of the Crystal Skull/any other flaws of the series/other Raveners/etc. You may be in denial about it, but your have no business being on this site if that's how you act and think. You're just being a killjoy for us who actually do care about the character, and its very rude.

And just for once, it would be lovely if you were willing to be a man and admit this. But you refuse to even acknowledge this simple fact. And so this is just going to keep going on forever, at least until you get forcibly removed or you just tire of poking us. I'll be honest, in some ways I share opinions and tastes of yours, and kinda like your sense of humor, but you don't belong here. And by staying, you give the impression of sticking around purely to insult and condescend our community. That's a tool move, man.

P.S. Why on Earth don't the moderators ever confront Smiffy about it? You're the 'top men' in charge of policing this whole damn site, and you're blatantly allowing this party-crasher to run wild and piss us off?

And yes, I'm American, so I'm very used to openly calling out authority figures. Where I come from, we're allowed to.

...

Oh, yeah, the topic. Well, I'm currently of the opinion that Raiders is the best of the films, for just being the right balance of what an Indy movie needs, but Temple of Doom is my personal favorite for being so unique, ballsy, thrilling and feeling the most pulp-y of the adventures.

Steady on, Kong. Hues of censorship arise in that reply of yours. Montana never pisses me off just as you don't piss me off, whether I agree with either of you or whomever for that matter. Smiffy brings heaps of good stuff to The Raven, just as you do. You come across as a very sentimental bloke, especially for your age and I admire you for your honest expression of feelings. But don't worry about Monty asking something that is a bit Devil's Advocate or just goading you or just disagreeing with you. This forum is a testing ground for democracy (which I don't believe works in larger political systems but can do so here) in that every individual is entitled to his opinion. The Moderators will step in when our style of argument crosses boundaries, not when we just argue, as that can be done in acceptable ways.
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:35 AM   #500
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Steady on, Kong. Hues of censorship...

Oh, I think somebody has lept well past "hues".

I've been out playing in the woods -- technically, there was a beach involved -- so I've missed all the latest happenings, but as the Second Worst Fan (or was that the first? I can never remember.), I thought I'd chime in for a moment.

If your very thin criteria for "belonging" here is "agreement" or mutually assured fanaticism, then you, dear kong, do not belong here either. Neither do any of the other Fetishists whose interest in Indiana Jones begins and ends with Ford. While he may be Your Favorite Thing Ever™, Ford's time in the sun is over. Sorry that everybody wasted twenty years between pictures because Georgie ran out of ideas. Let Episode VII be your consolation prize.

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