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View Poll Results: Out of all the films, which one is definitively the best?
Raiders of the Lost Ark 163 62.21%
Temple of Doom 35 13.36%
Last Crusade 46 17.56%
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 18 6.87%
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:58 AM   #151
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KOTCS didnt have a musical opener, it didnt have a completely and utterly useless female role who did nothing but scream and complain about broken fingernails. KOTCS has better action (ok so TOD has a better chase scene) and better effects.

Ahh sure its all subjective though I suppose. Im just happy that I didnt leave the cinema crying lol

You mean you didn't like it Lucy, when a certain female exclaimed that she'd burnt her fingers and "cracked a nail!"

I haven't seen Crystal Skull yet, but it is reassuring to see some people positing it in 3rd or even 2nd place.
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:08 AM   #152
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You mean you didn't like it Lucy, when a certain female exclaimed that she'd burnt her fingers and "cracked a nail!"

I haven't seen Crystal Skull yet, but it is reassuring to see some people positing it in 3rd or even 2nd place.


It was just such a hugh change from firey hard core marion to an all singing all dancing useless moaner lol
ben I really hope you like it! IMHO its better than TOD.
so offically its
1)Raiders
2)Crusade
3)Skull
4)doom
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:19 AM   #153
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1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (without a doubt!!)
2. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
3. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

4. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
(I'm still unsure of how I feel about this film. It's gonna need to be rewatched several times for me to give my ultimate assessment. But like I said earlier, I did'nt walk out of the theater absolutely loving it, just indifferent. That's exactly how I felt with The Phantom Menace. Hopefully my feelings will change!)
I'm feeling the same, whilst I don't think it's anyway near as bad as Phantom Menace, I have the same feeling of wanting to like it that I had with Phantom Menace, but I'm not sure.
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:26 AM   #154
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Thanks Lucy!

Sorry to get a bit off topic: Strange people keep saying "Phantom Menace" is a bad way...to be honest, I dislike the SW prequels, but I thought Phantom Menace was the one that felt the most Star Wars like of them all. Excluding Jar Jar (and the race). I liked Qui Gon Jinn (the best thing out of the prequels, despite the plothole he creates). I think the fact a lot of time on Tatooine is spent, makes me like it most. The other 2...I'd rather totally forget...
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Old 05-23-2008, 12:54 PM   #155
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The chronological order and the quality order are one and the same, with a considerable gap between "Temple" and "Crusade" (although the gap would have been smaller without the horror of the "Teendy" opening). Then there is another gap, and another, and still another, and more... and then, down there, lies the "Skull".

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Old 05-23-2008, 11:13 PM   #156
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My vote went to Temple of Doom, and this is my semi-definitive order:

Temple of Doom
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Last Crusade

I must call shenanigans on you my friend. Last Crusade LAST? While it is truly a matter of opinion I would have to say LC deserves a loftier place than dead last. I would argue that LC has the most heart of any of the films and shows the most human side of Indy. While I think all have their merits, if a gun were placed to my head I would rate as follows:

Raiders
LC
Temple/Kingdom

Disclaimer on Kingdom: not sure yet. I need to see it again before I pass final judgement.
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:21 AM   #157
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Is this really about what is the best film, or what is one's favorite?
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:32 AM   #158
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I'm voting for which one I think is best - Raiders of the Lost Ark, hands down.

The other one's have they're merits. Heck, LC is my favorite of the bunch as of right now. Raiders somehow is just right. The others are fun but beyond being a thoroughly enjoyable film, I feel that Raiders also has deep artistic value, something the more recent ones - especially KotCS - lacked.
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:14 AM   #159
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I think raiders of the lost ark was the best but the kingdom of the crystal skull was great also...
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:30 AM   #160
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Kotcs up to the ending I thought it was pure gold. The ending very different but it was 2:00 in the morning so indy not using his revolver was pretty wierd!!!
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:48 AM   #161
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Temple of Doom fans rejoice!!!!

Y'all finally got a prairie-dog-pile-of-dirt film to diss as being the worst film!
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:54 AM   #162
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Just look at the username man. The first time I saw the original trilogy, I couldn't shake the feeling that Last Crusade was the best one, even though everyone and their momma thinks Raiders is this unbeatable classic. Well, they are both classics in my mind, but I still think Last Crusade>Raiders. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Temple of Doom aren't at LC/RotLA level, but still great movies.

Crusade>Raiders>Kingdom>Doom
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Old 05-24-2008, 11:19 AM   #163
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LC is so great, dunno why there r ppl that didnt like it?
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Old 05-24-2008, 11:25 AM   #164
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LC is so great, dunno why there r ppl that didnt like it?

Some people didn't like the light-hearted feel, or the slapstick comedy it had.

Those people are crazy of course
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Old 05-24-2008, 02:27 PM   #165
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Some people didn't like the light-hearted feel, or the slapstick comedy it had.

Those people are crazy of course

Slapstick? That's nothing compared to KOTCS. That movie is so over the top from the first shot that it never takes itself seriously. Crusade looks like Schindler's List by comparison.

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Old 05-24-2008, 03:01 PM   #166
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I must call shenanigans on you my friend. Last Crusade LAST? While it is truly a matter of opinion I would have to say LC deserves a loftier place than dead last. I would argue that LC has the most heart of any of the films and shows the most human side of Indy. While I think all have their merits, if a gun were placed to my head I would rate as follows:

Raiders
LC
Temple/Kingdom

Disclaimer on Kingdom: not sure yet. I need to see it again before I pass final judgement.
Call shenanigans all you want, sir. That doesn't change the fact that Crusade has less action than Raiders, and less originality as well. Temple, Raiders, Kingdom, Crusade. That's my order and I'm sticking to it.
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:55 AM   #167
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1.) Raiders of the lost ark
2.) Temple of doom
3.) Kingdom of the crystal skull
4.) Last crusade
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:05 PM   #168
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1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. Temple of Doom
3. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
4. Last Crusade
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:23 PM   #169
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1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (It's the daddy! Nothing comes close. This film is not only the perfect Indy film, but the perfect film full stop!)
2. Temple of Doom (For years it was No. 3, but as I got older, Last Crusade became more Juvenile. Doom has a charm of its own that has really started to grow on me over the years.)
3. Last Crusade (Still a great movie. I could watch it happly once a month for the rest of my life. It is a bit on the silly side to rate higher than the previous two above, but that in no way detracts from this masterpiece of mayhem and fun.)
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4. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (I didn't care for it. It was Indy-lite. More closely related to Nationjal Treasure or the Mummy films - full of bombastic set pieces with little substance. I know lots of people love this movie and it may very well be No.1 for some, but I was really, really disappointed.)
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:45 PM   #170
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Raiders, ToD, LC, KotCS.

Don't know if I can force myself to watch Kingdom for a second time - it tried hard to be an Indy film, but missed the mark.
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:50 PM   #171
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1.tod
2.kotcs
3.rotla
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:53 PM   #172
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Raiders
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LC
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:12 PM   #173
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Well I think you can guess the first two by looking at my name

1.Last Crusade
2.Raiders of the Lost Ark
3.Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
4.Temple of Doom

All great films though.
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:14 PM   #174
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Slapstick? That's nothing compared to KOTCS. That movie is so over the top from the first shot that it never takes itself seriously. Crusade looks like Schindler's List by comparison.

FYI, my post had nothing to do with Kingdom >_>
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:20 PM   #175
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1. Raiders
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3. Kingdom
4. Last Crusade
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