I love KotCS, though what I also love is the diversity of opinions it has sparked here at the Raven.
I love that this isn't your typical blithering fanboy place that eats up all new content without question. A lot of the haters complaints are valid and well thought out; and not only that, but a few point out things I hadn't been aware of.
Not that any of it changes MY opinion of the film. I still love it. But it is refreshing to see negative criticism that isn't simply "Indy 4 sucks lololol" type trolling.
The ending was a little weak for me, not because of the sci-fi twist but because Indy doesn't really do a whole lot and the final scenes didn't grip me like the climaxes of TOD or LC.
But wait, you say, this is an Indy 4 LOVERS thread! Yes, I know.
Besides the ending, I think this movie is the most fun out of the entire series. I've seen it six times so far, and each time it makes me happy straight through to the end. At first I thought it didn't flow too well, but I take that back. I think the film as a whole is better than LC.
Besides the ending, I think this movie is the most fun out of the entire series.
It definitely has a good flow to it, and almost feels like a 1950s comicbook. I'd love to hear Lucas and Spielberg comment on which specific B movies inspired it. (Someone suggested this should be included on the dvd in a separate thread.)
To me, the film is like "Tarzan Triumphs" meets "Earth vs. The Flying Saucers". You have all the key ingredients of a great 50s flick: Desert army bases, government paranoia, giant insects, mind control, commies, a lost city, aliens, etc.
I'd go as far as to say it's my 2nd favorite of the quadrilogy( ).
I think it's clearly better than TOD, while I've always like The Last Crusade, this was a little better as it was more original as LC feels like Raiders Part II.
KOTCS would literally had to have been the greatest movie ever made if it wanted to top Raiders, which of course, is an unfair expectation of any movie.
It also has a special place in my heart as it's the first time I have seen an Indy movie at the cinema(or have even seen Harrison Ford on the big screen for that matter). Might very well be the best theatre going experience of my life.
I'm a newbie here, and I've been reading your great board for the last week.
I went to see KOTCS on Thursday with my husband, and we both really enjoyed it. I loved it so much I'm going to watch it again tomorrow on my own and will most likely go again with my mum, who's a huge Indy fan from way back.
I've gotta say I agree with a lot of the arguments presented on this board as to the depth of the story etc, but I go to the movies and watch them at home for entertainment value, and this one certainly delivered that in spades. I loved the sword fight/truck chase part thru the forrest, I laughed myself silly in a couple of places and the romantic in me sighed at the end when he got hitched.
All in all it touched all the bases, and I was very pleased to see that Harrison Ford is still as gorgeous as ever in that hat and jacket, and that the past 20 years haven't impacted on him quite as badly as I thought they might.
Count me in. Just saw it, loved it. Really made me feel like a child again. They dont make movies like this anymore, just a really fun adventure film with one great scene after another. The warehouse escape, the nuke, the 50's cafe and greaser fight, the motorbike chase, the quicksand, the jungle chase, the waterfalls, the ants, the temple, the UFO, I loved it all!
I also think Indy's reaction to seeing Marion for the first time was priceless, one of the all time funniest Indy moments
Have to join in here, loved the movie. It just worked for me I guess. To me, it doesn't matter how out there the Indy films go, as long as the character of Indy remains true, which in my opinion he did. As long as the core remains true, nothing can be that bad. Seeing it again tomorrow.
I could not say that I adored the movie in the first time I saw it, cause I had the sense I didn't catch everything about the story, I had to read the subtitles at the same time I'm looking at the image...so it misses a little, and I had the sense of being in a roller coster, where the action was so fast that I was like slow down, please...LOL. But I enjoyed the whole ride a lot!!! I watched in huge screen for the first time too, but I noticed there is a lack of coulor, I watched again this weekend with smaller screen and digital one with better coulor image, and I let myself to relax and let it go cause I knew how the story would develop so I kept my eyes wide open to not miss details or catch the most I could, and I just LOVE the movie a lot...and yes I can't separate my emotinal moods I was so emotive of being watching for the first time a freaking Indy movie in the cinema, with a SOLD out room, it was a double pleasure, and a sold out room for a Harrison Ford movie, something never seen before with me attending at any of his movies since 1992. Cinemas were almost full but not sold out!
Indy added new traces of his personality this time that we don't see in the previous ones and that only turns his character more complete, more humain, more wise, more charming too. We cannot forget the other characters who just were fantastic as well to help to make a movie in which I have nothing but proud of loving it and no shame in admiting it.
Seeing as this is the Indy 4 Lover's thread, that means I can wax rapturously about what I loved in this movie
1. Harrison Ford, by geeze for a bloke who's nearly the same age as my dad,he's way hot still. (which is a bit scary when I think about it coz my dad is so not hot )
2. The humour. It's got some great one liners (as seen in another thread on here) and some visual gags that just make you want to giggle quietly to yourself (or is that just me? )
3. The chase/sword fight scene. I love it from start to finish. Even tho I knew 2nd time round that it all works out in the end, the bit along the top of the cliff makes me want to close my eyes, and the tension is great. The russian soldier voluntarily jumping off the back of the car always makes me laugh.
4. The wedding, I know, I'm a girl, we just love weddings, but if Indy has to get married at last, thank god it's not to Willie coz I just want to slap her. Marion is perfect for Indy and Mutt is everything you'd expect Indy's unknown son to be.
Okay, school time for the Kid, so I'd better stop waffling on, or I'll be here all day and thats not good.