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Old 07-08-2008, 05:39 PM   #26
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When people talk bad about KOTCS I am constantly reminded of when Temple of Doom came out. The comments of "IT WAS WAY OVER THE TOP" were thrown around whenver the movie was mentioned. Now it seems the movie has moved into the classics phase and has settled into being a good installment of the franchise.

TOD received a lot of negativity upon its release. Of course, by the time LC was released, TOD had suddenly become a classic to everyone who thought LC was too campy.

The only difference with KOTCS is that the internet provides local criticism on a global level. It's like if everyone had had their own newsletter, column, or talk show back in 1984. But the critical and commercial response has been virtually the same as TOD and LC.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:41 PM   #27
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Personally Id much rather not have a movie then a bad movie. Call me an idealist, but why exactly should I be pleased to have (what some would deem) garbage? Ill never understand this pathetically obedient and grateful mentality. Im not grateful for a sub par movie. No one should be. Id be grateful if they delivered a great movie. Crystal Skull was far from it. They should be grateful they got my money! That's how it works, I pay to formulate an opinion. If I felt it sucked...oh well. We both have to live with it.


I think this falls under what I was saying about TOD... KOTCS is different, just like TOD was different from Raiders. Last Crusade is sort of like Raiders so it's not that far of stones throw. KOTCS is different from Raiders, TOD, and LC...it has a lot against it in that regard. Still, at least for me, there's still enough of Indiana Jones elements that make it a good installment to the franchise.

Espeically considering the time frame of 1957...Russion/communists, Secret Military Bases, Hot Rods, Greasers, Preps, the Jungle (Tarzan was big in the 50's) Atomic Fear, and of course Sci-Fi B movie flying saucer.

I think placing our favorite retro/pulp/action/adventure hero in this time frame, it was only natural for these events to take place. It still held traditional Indy with elements such as secret temples and puzzles with adding progression of the times with the character.
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:01 PM   #28
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I thought it was a great movie. I'm looking forward to owning the DVD. I feel sorry for those that didn't like it though, but not too sorry.
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:51 PM   #29
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I guess if you didn't like it, and also didn't want those who did to be entertained by it, then you might have preferred it not be made. Or maybe if you've got a big honkin' Indy tattoo covering up your entire arm and you hated Skull then you might wanna start wearing sleeves. I dunno, but i enjoyed it immensely, once i adjusted to it, flaws and all.

Bringing the aliens in was a bold move, since they pretty much had to know it would polarize the fan base. It's nice to think that most of today's young fans will have gotten the aliens from the get-go. Hopefully they won't be let down by the old ones when they get around to seeing them for being too boring with all the real world stuff in them!
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:53 PM   #30
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TOD received a lot of negativity upon its release. Of course, by the time LC was released, TOD had suddenly become a classic to everyone who thought LC was too campy.

The only difference with KOTCS is that the internet provides local criticism on a global level. It's like if everyone had had their own newsletter, column, or talk show back in 1984. But the critical and commercial response has been virtually the same as TOD and LC.

excellently said. I couldn't agree more.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:07 PM   #31
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Good Question...

This is a tough one. They didn't need to make KOTCS. They had three movies that were consistently good, which often doesn't happen with a trilogy.

The first time I saw it, I thought to myself "I waited for that???" It was a disappointment. To me it felt like if I were going into the theater to see a Star Wars prequel for the first time and the movie they showed was Spaceballs. The movie felt to me like a spoof of Indiana Jones.

The second time was much more fun, and entertaining without all of the expectations.

But still, I can't decide if they should have just left the series alone or not. Maybe this is something that I won't be able to decide until I can watch the DVD in conjunction with all of the trilogy.

Even though I liked it better the second time, I just can't get the first time disappointment out of my head.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:35 PM   #32
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Short answere: YES, of course!

Before 2008 the name "Indiana Jones" means three fantastic Movies. Three masterpieces!

Now the name "Indiana Jones" means three fantastic Movies. Three masterpieces!... and ONE embarrasing, lousy movie...


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Wrong! There was no hate after the release of "Doom" (the emotions were mixed) and of course there was no hate after the release of "Crusade".

"Skull" will never be a classic... I think Spielberg, Ford and Lucas still know this.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:07 PM   #33
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Short answere: YES, of course!

Before 2008 the name "Indiana Jones" means three fantastic Movies. Three masterpieces!

Now the name "Indiana Jones" means three fantastic Movies. Three masterpieces!... and ONE embarrasing, lousy movie...


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Wrong! There was no hate after the release of "Doom" (the emotions were mixed) and of course there was no hate after the release of "Crusade".

"Skull" will never be a classic... I think Spielberg, Ford and Lucas still know this.


Are you kidding? No hate for TOD? That's why SS has said numerous times that LC was his apology for TOD...or course that and to complete the trilogy.

There was a lot of people, or at least that I remember, that didn't like it because it was NOTHING like Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Crystal Skull will be up there in do time...especially with the whole new generation that went to go see the movie. They will look back and remember what a blast they had seeing it and that in itself will make Skull a classic.

Just my opinion...I could be wrong...but I don't think we'll ever see Indy 4 in the 4.99 bin at walmart.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:17 PM   #34
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Do you think Spielberg hates "Doom"? Ohh... you are totally wrong! He never said " I hate this movie!". He thinks that "Temple" was the worst of the three Indiana Jones-Movies. Thats all.

TRust me! Back in 1984 there was no hate like in 2008.

By the way: I guess Spielberg think that "Skull" is the worst Indy-Movie. I a few years he will talk about this
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:30 PM   #35
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Do you think Spielberg hates "Doom"? Ohh... you are totally wrong! He never said " I hate this movie!". He thinks that "Temple" was the worst of the three Indiana Jones-Movies. Thats all.

TRust me! Back in 1984 there was no hate like in 2008.

By the way: I guess Spielberg think that "Skull" is the worst Indy-Movie. I a few years he will talk about this


I never said he hated it, but I know he was disappointed with it.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:35 PM   #36
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You wrote: "No hate for TOD? That's why SS has said numerous times that LC was his apology for TOD..."
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:16 AM   #37
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You wrote: "No hate for TOD? That's why SS has said numerous times that LC was his apology for TOD..."

Meaning, of course, that Spielberg apologized for TOD because many "hated" it, and saw it as a poor film; Not meaning that Spielberg hated it, but that LC was his apology for the perceived (by others, not Spielberg) poorness of TOD.
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:53 AM   #38
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Of course they should have made it!

I am convinced after my 4th viewing that there is no way this movie could have escaped the level of criticism it's recieved no matter how good it is.

The movie has topped 700 million. It would not be nearly as successful if it "sucked".

Bottom line is, this is as much fun as you can have at the movies, as long as you go into the film not worried that your childhood is going to be "raped" LOL.

Skull is just as good if not better then TOD. It will fare much better in the coming years.
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:57 AM   #39
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The movie has topped 700 million. It would not be nearly as successful if it "sucked".

STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE = Worldwide: $924,317,558

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Old 07-09-2008, 01:05 AM   #40
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STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE = Worldwide: $924,317,558

uh, yeah - Menace was also probably the most anticipated film of all time, and that 924 million figure is to date - Skull has cleared 700 mill in a mere month.

reality check indeedy.

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uh, yeah - Menace was also probably the most anticipated film of all time, and that 924 million figure is to date - Skull has cleared 700 mill in a mere month.

reality check indeedy.


And you can apply the same flawed logic to the 19 year anticipation for Indy 4, not to mention the fact that ticket prices have almost tripled and so has the general population. I'm sure the adjusted gross is much more telling of the actual figures.
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Old 07-09-2008, 01:15 AM   #42
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And you can apply the same flawed logic to the 19 year anticipation for Indy 4, not to mention the fact that ticket prices have almost tripled and so has the general population. I'm sure the adjusted gross is much more telling of the actual figures.
It's not flawed logic, just the truth.

If Indy 4 was even HALF as bad as you guys make it out to be, it would not be raking in millions weeks after it's release.

It's an entertaining popcorn flick just like the other sequels.

Nothing more, nothing less...
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:39 AM   #43
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"Indy 4" is not very successfull for an "Indiana Jones"-Movie. And by the way: Do you think "much money = Good movie"???
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:56 AM   #44
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I did not stop smiling through the whole film. I laughed at all the jokes and silly things (even Mutt's Tarzan act). I had a great time and was just happy that an Indy film was made.
Later when i recapped on it I noticed its flaws and was annoyed that SS and GL had put them in an Indy movie. But now I'm fine with Indy 4. It was meant to be Indiana Jones on his most daring and out there adventure yet. It was set in the 50s and so was meant to be a homage to the 50s B-movies rather than the 30s serials that the trilogy was based on.
Though i didnt like the film i still liked it (confusing i know) and i'm just happy it happened.

i dont think KOTCS haters cant agree that they were happy that there is another indy movie even though it may have let them down.
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:06 AM   #45
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I agree, Mutt - glad you enjoyed the film as much as I did!

I have a strong feeling alot of you will like this movie much more when you see it again for a second or third time. It's a really fun movie.
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STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE = Worldwide: $924,317,558


I do think you are making a fairly valid point with the Phantom Menace analogy. My only doubt is whether Indy is anything like the same beast as Star Wars in terms of fanatical fans. Indy has a broader appeal (in the viewings I went to, there were 50-60 year old couples in the audience) so I think the Box Office makeup is different. Are they likely to have a massive Indy Europe convention like they did for Star Wars for example?
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:36 AM   #47
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It's not flawed logic, just the truth.

If Indy 4 was even HALF as bad as you guys make it out to be, it would not be raking in millions weeks after it's release.


Wow... uhm... Wow. Logical fallacy up the ass. You sir fail at rhetoric.
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Old 07-09-2008, 01:38 PM   #48
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So I guess it's safe to say, that it shouldn't have been made for some, but definitely made for others. I for one after seeing it a second time like that it has been made...and wouldnt' mind seeing another Indy and Mutt adventure during the end of the 1950's.
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:55 PM   #49
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Wow... uhm... Wow. Logical fallacy up the ass. You sir fail at rhetoric.

I agree that things like box office, and chart positions aren't the best indicator of quality. Box office is a reflection of marketing success and popularity. The question is this: Other than individual opinion, how does one gauge the quality of a film?

Using things like critics reviews and awards won are just ineffective as using box office numbers. Furthermore, as time goes on, these opinions change anyways.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:26 AM   #50
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I would say it wouldn't have been better if another Indy film had been made......but it WOULD have been better if THIS particular Indy movie hadn't been made. I've voiced my problems with the movie in several different threads, so there's no real need to rehash the myriads of points on what makes this such a poor film......but if they truly had wanted to make a new Indy movie for the fans, they should have thought longer and harder on the plot and script for handing us this drivel.
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