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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 09-23-2014, 05:21 AM   #526
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I know that feeling. The same feeling I get whenever I watch Jurassic Park three. One of abject pain and torture over how they could get a franchise messed up that badly.


I probably felt somewhat similar with KOTCS during the first view. While I've mellowed out on it a great deal since then, back in 2008 I shared the universal disappointment many had.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:57 AM   #527
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Well, I know that I watch this movie out of the quadrilogy the most....
So... what do the Alien film series have to do with this?
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:15 PM   #528
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Now that has me thinking of the Xenomorph appearing in KOTCS
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Old 01-24-2016, 07:55 PM   #529
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My ranking is likely always going to be the same:


TOD
ROTLA
KOTCS
TLC


While I'll never disagree with ROTLA being the best, TOD is the one I find the most entertaining.
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Old 02-22-2016, 01:34 AM   #530
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I can't pick
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Old 02-27-2016, 08:29 AM   #531
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Just what is the difference between having braindead guards under the influence of the Kali blood (like Indy becomes) and people able to make jokes and seem normal (like Chatter Lal or the maharajah)?
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Old 02-27-2016, 08:31 AM   #532
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Just what is the difference between having braindead guards under the influence of the Kali blood (like Indy becomes) and people able to make jokes and seem normal (like Chatter Lal or the maharajah)?
The former tell better jokes.
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Old 02-27-2016, 07:29 PM   #533
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It's possible they were told by radio, but I want to know how the pilots got their orders to abandon the plane. Also, why would Lao Che (a) lose a plane and whatever else it was carrying and (b) run the risk of Indy being able to land it, when it would be easier to just have the pilots kill the trio?
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:25 AM   #534
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It's possible they were told by radio, but I want to know how the pilots got their orders to abandon the plane. Also, why would Lao Che (a) lose a plane and whatever else it was carrying and (b) run the risk of Indy being able to land it, when it would be easier to just have the pilots kill the trio?
Maybe because Temple of Doom would've been about 8 minutes long and would've ended with Indy's death. Which rather defeats the object...
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Old 03-23-2016, 04:04 AM   #535
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2019 will be here before we know it with Indy 5 in the mix. Will be very interesting to see how it'll rank in with the rest.
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Old 03-26-2016, 06:59 PM   #536
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Torn between Temple of Doom and Last Crusade. Raider is the better FILM, in terms of being a classic cinematic masterpiece, but it's too slow-paced and a little too "serious" for younger audiences. Raiders has the best action sequences, though.
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Old 03-29-2016, 04:59 PM   #537
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Raiders of the Lost Ark is my pick, with Last Crusade following right behind in it's footsteps. I do like all four though.
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:28 PM   #538
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The best in terms of perfection: Raiders

The most joyfully ballsy: Temple

The most entertaining all-round: Crusade

The one devoid of all the above qualities: The Other
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:55 PM   #539
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The best in terms of perfection: Raiders

The most joyfully ballsy: Temple

The most entertaining all-round: Crusade

The one devoid of all the above qualities: The Other

Sounds about right, except I'd say KOTCS is just a flawed transitional film. Masks of Evil, if you view it as a "film", is on par with Temple of Doom, IMO.
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Old 04-04-2016, 05:45 PM   #540
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The best in terms of perfection: Raiders

The most joyfully ballsy: Temple

The most entertaining all-round: Crusade

The one devoid of all the above qualities: The Other


Not a bad assessment, but for me TOD is the most overall entertaining. KOTCS I'd say is an entertaining comeback film that showed nearly 20 years later the series still had life in it.
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Old 04-05-2016, 02:03 PM   #541
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Torn between Temple of Doom and Last Crusade. Raider is the better FILM, in terms of being a classic cinematic masterpiece, but it's too slow-paced and a little too "serious" for younger audiences. Raiders has the best action sequences, though.

I was 8 when I saw Raiders. Thought it was awesome.
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:09 PM   #542
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Emotionally it is Raiders. but I would rather rewatch Temple. I will probably never see the space invader movie again. I may watch LC if it is n the tube.

So I am saying Temple of Doom is my favorite.
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I was 8 when I saw Raiders. Thought it was awesome.

Modern younger audiences is what I specifically meant. Pacing wise, it wouldn't hold up today, whereas Temple would be an utterly contemporary summer blockbuster even now in terms of pacing/energy level.
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Modern younger audiences is what I specifically meant. Pacing wise, it wouldn't hold up today, whereas Temple would be an utterly contemporary summer blockbuster even now in terms of pacing/energy level.

Not sure I agree. Temple tends to slow and sag a bit after the initial action once they are in the village and set off to and arrive at Pancot palace. Things don't really pick up until Indy breaks out of his trance in the final act.

Raiders has an engaging story and characters throughout and the truck chase is certainly the best action sequence in any of the movies.

Young or old, I've never anybody who didn't really like Raiders of the Lost Ark. It's on the AFI list of 100 greatest films.
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Modern younger audiences is what I specifically meant. Pacing wise, it wouldn't hold up today, whereas Temple would be an utterly contemporary summer blockbuster even now in terms of pacing/energy level.
I recently watched Temple, Raiders and LC , in that order, with my 7 year old nephew while he was staying with us for the weekend. It was the first time he'd seen any of them. He was a bit uncomfortable during TOD, found it a bit scary. He was gripped by Raiders though. He stayed with it every step of the way, (which I think says a lot about just how beautifully balanced Raiders is as a film in terms of its pacing). Interestingly however when we watched LC, which I thought would be his favourite, he was a bit distracted from the meeting with Donovan to boat chase. I think he found it a bit talky, although he was fine after we reached the 'no ticket' scene.
Next day though, he wanted to go outside and play Raiders. Specifically.
So I disagree. Raiders would, and does, hold up today.
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Old 04-07-2016, 12:04 AM   #546
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I recently watched Temple, Raiders and LC , in that order, with my 7 year old nephew while he was staying with us for the weekend. It was the first time he'd seen any of them. He was a bit uncomfortable during TOD, found it a bit scary. He was gripped by Raiders though. He stayed with it every step of the way, (which I think says a lot about just how beautifully balanced Raiders is as a film in terms of its pacing). Interestingly however when we watched LC, which I thought would be his favourite, he was a bit distracted from the meeting with Donovan to boat chase. I think he found it a bit talky, although he was fine after we reached the 'no ticket' scene.
Next day though, he wanted to go outside and play Raiders. Specifically.
So I disagree. Raiders would, and does, hold up today.

What about KOTCS?
I guess everyone's experience is different. When I showed Raiders (and Last Crusade) to my younger niece around the time KOTCS came out (she was 9 then) she was bored by the "talky" parts of those films, but she loved Temple and KOTCS.
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What about KOTCS?
I guess everyone's experience is different. When I showed Raiders (and Last Crusade) to my younger niece around the time KOTCS came out (she was 9 then) she was bored by the "talky" parts of those films, but she loved Temple and KOTCS.
He hasn`t seen it yet, I imagine he`ll like it though. Its quite light and has moments of almost slapstick comedy.
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Old 04-08-2016, 08:02 AM   #548
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I enjoy all four films to some degree but my personal favourite is Last Crusade.

My favourite thing about the Indy films (and other films like them) is the whole booby trap/treasure hunt aspect. A slight gripe I've always had with Raiders is that all the booby trap stuff happens in the opening fifteen minutes, and even the search for the Ark is over with half way through, whereas Last Crusade builds up to the 'three challenges' and the finding of the grail at the end.

That being said , if I had to choose a favourite scene in all the films it would definitely be the opening of Raiders.
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"Forrestal.."

Now there's an origin story I'd love to see. Indiana Jones: The Forrestal Years...

Why not, Disney's spun Rogue One off, now.
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