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Old 05-19-2018, 06:44 PM   #276
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Watched all the Indy films for the first time in about a year with my girlfriend for the first time. I have to say that KOTCS has aged very well. I went from being let down by the film back in 2008, to hating it, to loving it, now I really enjoy it. It's not a necessary film, it works as a fun epilogue, but it for me stands beside the original three films and is enjoyable from start to finish. The only things I would change would be to get rid of the sword fight between Spalko and Mutt and to have Indy use his whip at least once and shoot a few people. Other than that, I've really come to embrace it as part of the family. It's not on par with the originals; it's different, but different can be good. I really enjoy it. It's the most just brainless fun out of the four films.
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:38 AM   #277
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I stopped reading that article when it began its defense by asserting that the movie "had the right look, at the very least."
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:07 PM   #278
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Anyone watching this film today for its 10th Anniversary?

Time flies. Iím more sad that a decade has passed and Indy 5 still isnít a reality.
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:59 AM   #279
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Anyone watching this film today for its 10th Anniversary?

Time flies. Iím more sad that a decade has passed and Indy 5 still isnít a reality.


Hey, Forbes 👁. Meant to respond earlier, but I was tied up with work. I'm definitely bout to ride that crazy train known as Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the Crystal Skull!!

The original release date has been branded into my mind, just as the original release date for Last Crusade is also permanently in my memory! I highly anticipated both while keeping my expectations in check. Mainly I looked forward to having a new adventure I knew nothing about prior to going in and wanted a good popcorn flick and roller coaster ride, and all the Indiana Jones movies have delivered that for me each in their own way!

It's not quite midnight yet where I'm at, so without further ado,

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO INDIANNA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL!!
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:16 AM   #280
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BTW, thanks for remembering, Forbidden Eye! I'm glad I'm not the only one. And yes, it is kind of amazing and sad, or at least Bitter Sweet how fast time flies. Still trying to wrap my mind around how quickly this last decade flew by for me.

I remember the summer that brought me Crystal Skull, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Incredible Hulk and Viva La Vida, new friendships and new memories like it was 2 or three years ago.

I also remember, when the big 3 in George Lucas's camp proclaimed they plan to "Fordge" a 5th Indy adventure, and that they were just working on a story, I was thinking, "okay, well hopefully it won't be more than five or six years from now Max. But if its 8 years or more, I don't know if I'll even be interested then, or if it's such a good idea at that point."

Didn't think I'd have to wait this long again, but despite what I thought then, I'm still open to it if it's done right and still excited to see Indiana Jones on the big screen at least one more time!

I would love it if they have a good enough story to justify making it a two-part story and filming it back to back or simultaneously!
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:15 AM   #281
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Anyone watching this film today for its 10th Anniversary?

Time flies. Iím more sad that a decade has passed and Indy 5 still isnít a reality.

Man, I feel old. Hard to believe it's been a decade already!

I loved the film back then and I still love it now, flaws and all.
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:17 PM   #282
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I remember the summer that brought me Crystal Skull, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Incredible Hulk and Viva La Vida, new friendships and new memories like it was 2 or three years ago.

It was also the first time since 1989 that there was an Indiana Jones, Batman and James Bond film all in the same year. Those are my favorite franchises so it was a great year for me.
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Old 05-29-2018, 04:52 AM   #283
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It was also the first time since 1989 that there was an Indiana Jones, Batman and James Bond film all in the same year. Those are my favorite franchises so it was a great year for me.

Hahaha, those are my favorites too (not to mention Star Wars). Consequently, I also couldn't help, but notice this uncanny parallel, even at the time. Still, it's a great observation, you make! You have good taste. So, they were both great yrs, wouldn't you agree?

I think I commented on the similar releases between those two years before (I'm sure I'm not the only), but as if that wasn't ironic enough, another parallel between '08, and '89, is that with both of these summers a U2 movie had been released theatrically, within less than a year, prior to all of them! U2: Rattle And Hum towards end of 1988, and U2-3D in early 2008!

Amazing coincidence, huh? What are the odds? Add to that, the coincidence that, before I stopped to read this post now, I had put 007: License To Kill, on earlier today, and have had it on repeat for much of the day,

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Old 05-29-2018, 10:18 AM   #284
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Hahaha, those are my favorites too (not to mention Star Wars). Consequently, I also couldn't help, but notice this uncanny parallel, even at the time. Still, it's a great observation, you make! You have good taste. So, they were both great yrs, wouldn't you agree?

I think I commented on the similar releases between those two years before (I'm sure I'm not the only), but as if that wasn't ironic enough, another parallel between '08, and '89, is that with both of these summers a U2 movie had been released theatrically, within less than a year, prior to all of them! U2: Rattle And Hum towards end of 1988, and U2-3D in early 2008!

Amazing coincidence, huh? What are the odds? Add to that, the coincidence that, before I stopped to read this post now, I had put 007: License To Kill, on earlier today, and have had it on repeat for much of the day,

Nice catch! As a big U2 fan I should have caught that. Well done.
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Old 05-29-2018, 03:45 PM   #285
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Hahaha, those are my favorites too (not to mention Star Wars). Consequently, I also couldn't help, but notice this uncanny parallel, even at the time. Still, it's a great observation, you make! You have good taste. So, they were both great yrs, wouldn't you agree?

Thank ya, sir. It really was a good year. I saw Indy at a theater off Times Square, then was the only kid walking around there at 2 am. Then believe it or not, my first kiss happened the next night! I remember seeing Indiana Jones another three times and then after it was over, walking over to see The Dark Knight. Then another time I'd pay for The Dark Knight when I would see an unrelated movie because I wanted more of those kind of films. Just wish Bond was out already then I'd be there all day.

You know, there is a chance 2020 may see the same trend, at least almost. If James Bond 25 is delayed until 2020, we will have also have The Batman (Ben Affleck's) and Indy 5 the same year.

My Facebook memory popped up with a status from May 22, 2008 saying "Enjoyed Indy 4 - ready for more!" Didn't think I'd have to wait 11 years though. Still excited.
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Old 06-04-2018, 04:44 PM   #286
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:55 PM   #287
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Itís been 10 years, and I still think this movie is underrated as hell. I had hoped that as the years passed its reputation would have improved just a tiny bit. And I must say that after seeing Disneyís treatment of Star Wars, Iím not looking forward to Indy 5 at all.
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:53 PM   #288
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Itís been 10 years, and I still think this movie is underrated as hell. I had hoped that as the years passed its reputation would have improved just a tiny bit. And I must say that after seeing Disneyís treatment of Star Wars, Iím not looking forward to Indy 5 at all.

I think general public opinion has softened on it a bit.
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