Originally posted by: ADigitalMan
IJ and the KOCS. It's much easier and much, MUCH funnier.
Chalk it to more of Lucas' hit-you-over-the-head exposition. If the Lucas of today made the original three, they would have been titled:
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark of the Covenant
Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Sankara Stone-Worshipping Khali Cult
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade to Recover The Holy Grail of Christ's Last Supper
Aside from ToD, I'd bet anybody with just a little knowledge of Christianity would've got the other two references just fine (Ark and Crusade being pretty clear references).
FYI, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull does sound cooler, but it makes me think of House 2 where they found the crystal skull. And I think Indiana Jone and the Lost Kingdom sounds like it's missing something.
Originally posted by: CO
If you watch movies like Armageddon, Independence Day, Transformers, etc, they all have one dimensional lame characters that crack goofy jokes throughout the movie, and when you watch that movie years later, it comes off as laughable. Now watch a movie like Star Wars, Terminator, Raiders, Back to the Future, the characters stand the test of time, Marty McFly is still cool today, Han Solo is still cool today. Those movies hold up so much more better then the summer blockbuster of the present day.
While I agree with everything else you said, IMO John McClane (sp?) is still cool today.
You can't really blame Hollywood though. They wouldn't be doing it if it didn't make money. Blame the people that go to these movies. I'm pretty sure everybody knew Transformers would be nothing but an effects feast, yet they still went and saw it.