mrschristine.com

451. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Published August 24, 2014

Background info

Title: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Director: Steven Spielberg Year: 1984 Run time: 1hr 58m

“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom brings you non-stop thrills and excitement like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Indy (Harrison Ford), his sidekick Short Round and nightclub singer Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw) go from high-flying action above the Himalayas to a nail-biting runaway mine car chase and finally a spine-tingling escape from a fortress-like mine in India. Hang on tight as the world’s ultimate action hero takes you on a heart-pumping roller-coaster ride of adventure that’s guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.”

Live blog

1:29 - Ooh, it’s like a musical. 4:44 - Indiana Jones holding a knife to a girl, he’s gone rogue! 10:09 - Argh, the diamond got mixed up with the ice. This is the most frustrating sequence ever. 14:53 - Yay, map! 16:29 - “Calling Doctor Jones, Doctor Jones Doctor Jones get up now, wake up now.” 18:53 - This is potentially the worst woman in the world. 29:00 - Elephants! I like that he’s on a baby elephant. 38:03 - It’s her attitude. They’re “stealing” the rides, except they were providing them in the first place.

[…]

Conclusions

I knew, after the first one and from reputation, that this Indiana Jones film would be full of snakes. That’s kind of what it’s all about. I wasn’t anticipating quite how much the snakes would dominate, particularly after a stint in the jungle with one, leading straight to snakes being served up for dinner.

Mr C was bored silly and then feeling sick from that scene, I was hiding my eyes behind a cushion, we really weren’t enjoying ourselves, so we gave it up as a lost cause.

Rating: Unrated.

← Previous 450. The Love Punch
Next → 452. Muppets Most Wanted