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Old 06-10-2010, 03:18 PM   #51
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Nah, more like Scarface to Free Willy.
Not even close.

'Crystal Skull' is still rated PG-13......wouldn't exactly call it a "kiddie" movie.

And 'Temple of Doom' isn't exactly a strictly "adult" movie. While it has darker elements, it also has plenty of comedic moments and a lighter tone to compensate. Most of us here grew up on it and still love it today.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:26 PM   #52
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Both films end with Indy kissing the girl with a young sidekick watching (Shorty / Mutt) and a final gag with an iconic element (Whip / Hat).
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:37 PM   #53
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There's actually very little gunplay in any of the films. I can think of only two instances in Raiders (I'm sure there are a few more) where Indy shoots anyone.

In "Doom", he loses his gun, but that's after shooting it quite a bit (with confirmed kills) in the opening chase.

In "Crusade" he only kills the one Nazi with his own machine gun.

And nothing, IRRC, in "Skull."


Don't forget the scene on the tank in TLC where Indy shoots one soldier and ends up killing 3 with the same shot.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:56 PM   #54
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Don't forget the scene on the tank in TLC where Indy shoots one soldier and ends up killing 3 with the same shot.

If I'm not mistaken, he also wields a gun while flying the biplane (in addition to Henry Sr. manning the turret).

It's interesting that in all three examples- as with the majority of the gunplay in the films- it's primarily used to set up a gag.
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:21 PM   #55
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And Indy's most famous use of the gun - in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' - where he shoots the swordsman in Cairo, was improvised by Ford on set; a now-well-known story.

At least Indy's gun does make an appearance in 'Crystal Skull.' He pulls it out on one of the natives in the graveyard scene, which is one of the best bits of the film. "You're a.....teacher?" "Part-time."

I'm sure the fact that Indy never relies heavily on his gun is no accident, as they want to focus on adventure and Indy's improvisation rather than gun battles.
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:22 PM   #56
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And Indy's most famous use of the gun - in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' - where he shoots the swordsman in Cairo, was improvised by Ford on set; a now-well-known story.

At least Indy's gun does make an appearance in 'Crystal Skull.' He pulls it out on one of the natives in the graveyard scene, which is one of the best bits of the film. "You're a.....teacher?" "Part-time."

I'm sure the fact that Indy never relies heavily on his gun is no accident, as they want to focus on adventure and Indy's improvisation rather than gun battles.

He did more so with Raiders... but Spielberg/Lucas seem to consciously veer away from that in TOD (where his gun is lost in the first few minutes).
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