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#9210 - 05/29/08 11:53 PM Indiana Jones.
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Just saw the new Indiana Jones film. Big let down. Frankly it's shit.

Or perhaps I'm too old to appreciate it, and the people that make it are too old to realize that they are capable of making shit.

Enough said.


Edited by Asmedious (05/29/08 11:54 PM)
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#9222 - 05/30/08 12:45 PM Re: Indiana Jones. [Re: Asmedious]
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LOL \:\) Man, I wish I could sit around and make...shit, and millions of dollars for doing it! Dang! Shit or Non-Shit, I've never made that kind of money.. maybe I need to make shittier shit...LOL!

PS/ (Must stand behind you on the IndyJones opinion)
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#9232 - 05/30/08 02:06 PM Re: Indiana Jones. [Re: doctorsaige]
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It's a typical Hollywood outcome.

Some very talented people, do things that get them recognition, and bring them fame and great riches. Over the years, people tell them how great they are; and eventually, they believe it to the point, where they think that anything that they make is good.
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#9255 - 05/30/08 10:20 PM Re: Indiana Jones. [Re: Asmedious]
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I was never into the Indy series back in the day, and this latest pathetic attempt at resurrecting an old series just leaves me ___________________. Yup, so unenthused there isn't even a word for it. Did you sit through the entire thing? How did you make it with your sanity intact? *hugs* *pours a drink*

Was it as bad as that "Life Aquatic" movie with Owen Wilson and Bill Murray? That movie sucked my soul dry. I'll never get those two hours back. *pours another one*
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#9257 - 05/30/08 10:30 PM Re: Indiana Jones. [Re: Nemesis]
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I've heard of several people leaving this movie. Something about Indy surviving a nuclear explosion while hidden in a refridgerator. Too bad the total take $$$ tally doesn't reflect the masses that have bailed on this flick part way through. It won't find it's way into my house.
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#9280 - 05/31/08 02:38 PM Re: Indiana Jones. [Re: fakepropht]
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So its a wait for cable thing I gather.
Or if they sell bootlegs for a &1.00 on the train.

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#9303 - 06/01/08 12:52 AM Re: Indiana Jones. [Re: Morgan]
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I haven't seen it, and I probably never will. Word on the street around here is that this is a movie best served at 2 in the morning. When your choices are watching 50 infomercials, a movie on HBO that you have seen 15 times, or some way over the top gay guy trying to teach Bubba how to decorate his house.
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#9341 - 06/02/08 11:24 PM Re: Indiana Jones. [Re: Asmedious]
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I've never seen any of the Indiana Jones movies, but as soon as I watched a short preview of the new one, I said to myself, "Whoa, it looks boring; it is obviously for old people who constantly day dream about being on those types of adventures themselves."

Edited by The Antagonist (06/02/08 11:25 PM)
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#9349 - 06/03/08 12:43 AM Re: Indiana Jones. [Re: Asmedious]
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I loved it, it was fun. I thought the aliens were cool and the russian lady was hot. \:D

Maybe you're just jaded!

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Oh the nuke was cool too...creepy...anyways I bet none of you could make anything half as cool looking ;\)

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#9381 - 06/03/08 11:36 PM Re: Indiana Jones. [Re: 97and107]
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WARNING: Possible movie spoiler below.......




Well, could you explain to me the ending? Why did all those skeletons morph into ONE living alien?

Why did they want to kill the ones who brought the one skull head back?

Why did they kill off the Russian woman?

What was the "Special gift" that the person who brought the head back was supposed to receive?

Basically, what was the whole point of that entire movie?

Oh, and come on. I know those films take a lot of reality for granted, but a handful of Russian (Soviet actually) army guys, could take over one of the most top secret army bases, with all of those relicks? Which by the way were stored in an old dusty warehouse? I was surprised we didn't see them breaking in by breaking off an old rusty pad lock. LOL
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#9407 - 06/05/08 11:37 PM Re: Indiana Jones. [Re: Asmedious]
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I don't like that the underlining theme in the movie, was that there are somethings we "are not meant to know" and that somethings "are behond our understanding for a reason."

That's basically what the point of the movie was. The Russian lady died because she asked to many questions and truly wanted to learn about things that "shouldn't be learned", and because she gained this "knowledge" she could not handle it...inturn causing her downfall.

The "gift" was suppose to be power. The power that you received was "power through knowledge". Even with the professor it portrayed an idea that you can go to far when you try to understand something.


What really aggravated me were the ants. They were correct in the fact that some ants will kill people, but too bad those type of ants live on a different continent.
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#9410 - 06/06/08 04:04 AM Re: Indiana Jones. [Re: Sven]
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The Russian was just a dumb thug....the aliens knew it and that's what they were trying to portray, I think...she asked for the knowledge and they politely refused at first, knowing the consequences. I thought that was kind of obvious. She insisted on wanting the information when it was the kind that causes you to shift between dimensions like the "aliens"

Like a pupae trying to fly like a butterfly without the cocoon stage...she disassembled...her interdimensional body of light or whatever wasn't nearly evolved enough.

I don't think the aliens wanted to kill anyone...I think they just have that effect on humans...humans are suicidal and unpredictable little monkeys...we don't need smarty pants aliens to know that...


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#9414 - 06/06/08 11:39 AM Re: Indiana Jones. [Re: 97and107]
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LOL, it almost appears that you watched a completely different film that I did.

First, the Aliens never refused her request. Although at one point, I recall that she did say, "I want to know everything," which might be a bit of an overload.

I think the best thing anyone could have done in that movie, was to smash all of those crystal "skulls" to pieces, then set them on fire. There was nothing charming or wise about those shits from the other dimension, or where ever they came from.

Just my humble opinion...

and yep, I still think that movie sucked, and it was made for a quick buck, without any real effort put into the story line.
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#9423 - 06/07/08 11:14 AM Re: Indiana Jones. [Re: Asmedious]
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They didn't refuse her request, they gave her exactly what she wanted...didn't you hear her say "I can see!" after they started channeling the stream of consciousness at her?

Well arn't we a cranky little monkey....

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#12167 - 10/03/08 01:31 AM Re: Indiana Jones. [Re: Asmedious]
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One can look at the Indiana Jones series through many different lenses. Adventure story. American "underdog hero" who survives but is always denied the treasure at the end. Harrison Ford fun vehicle. Parody of 1940s serials. Etc.

In the context of this forum, I was also interested in the movies' religious messages. Raiders was a commercial for Judaism. Temple for Shiva/Kali. Last Crusade for Christianity.

Intriguingly Crystal Skull threw all this out the window in favor of extra-terrestrialism. Indiana Jones meets Stargate. Cool.
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#12199 - 10/04/08 06:39 AM Re: Indiana Jones. [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Good call, and now that I think of it, right on. I never thought of it as such, and I don't even know if the writers knew this either...

Raiders of the Lost Ark has to be my favorite, though... perhaps I'm inclined to Jewish Mysticism (ok, not perhaps).

The second instillation (don't spell check me, it was on purpose) was more about mine tracks than the story, and the little kid did nothing for me - it was like Star Wars "Episode I", with the horrific "racing scene" that lasted much too long.

I liked the Crusades, a little, but then again there was the introduction of the "father" character, and some weird German tramp lady which made the film just a little less palatable... (and I usually am impressed by Sean Connery, who did his best
anyway).

I haven't seen the "Last" one, or should I say the "latest one". But, I'm still a fan, so I'm going to have to see it someday soon - is it at least "rent worthy"?
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#12323 - 10/07/08 04:31 PM Re: Indiana Jones. [Re: daevid777]
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it's rent-worthy movie. The subject matter makes it look a bit more over-the-top than the other ones, but hey, I enjoyed it.
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