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Rank The Indiana Jones Films — Page 7

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It’s really frustrating the UHD releases will have no original audio and only new Atmos remixes. Hopefully the new transfers for Temple and crusade are good and Raiders isn’t the revisionist infuriating Blu-ray version…but I’m not hopeful…

For me Raiders and Temple are masterworks, Crusade has great moments but is the tired rehashing ROTJ style “let’s finish this” of the three-and Skull never happened. KOTCS was a nightmare and makes everyone’s Prequel complaints look like nothing.

Most of the novels are excellent and loads of fun-but never get brought up outside of diehard Indy fandom. I finally completed the set and plan to do a rereading of the series this year.

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I hope the 4K of Raiders fixes things. The Blu Ray is horrible. The color balance shifts the entire movie, there is a dnr push which was obviously automated. Indiana Jones has a sunburnt orange skintone. Satipo in the beginning head morphs for no apparent reason. Everything looks murky and blurry. Worse quality control than the deliberate creative decision 2004 Star Wars DVD set.

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My ranking of the four films is

  1. The Last Crusade
  2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  3. The Temple of Doom
  4. The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

The Last Crusade was the first Indy film I ever watched and I played the point & click adventure game a lot growing up so it has a special place in my heart.

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I agree with a number of previous posters here on the order:

  1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (10/10)
  2. The Last Crusade (9/10)
  3. The Temple of Doom (7/10)
  4. The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (6/10)

In my opinion, Raiders is one of the most perfect films made for its time. The plot, pacing, music, casting, acting, screenplay, special effects… Everything just works beautifully, resulting in film I never grow tired of (like Empire).

Doom has its moments, but a little too much slapstick in places given how dark it is elsewhere. The tone feels inconsistent as others have pointed out. Kate Capshaw’s incessant screaming can also be quite annoying.

Crusade is a rollercoaster of a film, almost up to the level of Raiders in my book. It successfully recreates all the excitement and wonder of the original, without including the annoying features of Doom. And Alison Doody… My oh my…

I’ve only seen Skull once (at the cinema) and my rather vague recollection is “meh”.

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Bluto said:

I’ve only seen Skull once (at the cinema) and my rather vague recollection is “meh”.

It’s worse than you remember. Saw it for the first time in a decade about a month ago (a fanedit) and hoped I would get something out of it in spite of it’s flaws. I, too, would have given it a 6 based on memory, but I honestly think it doesn’t deserve higher than a 3.

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I hope John Williams is doing the score there is no news that that isn’t the case.

I expect if he’s still around he’ll do it.