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Doom Trooper

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#1171251
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Rank The Indiana Jones Films
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First time in ages I’ve signed in here. Happy to see there were some new replies.

My rank is still the same:

Temple Of Doom
Raiders
Crystal Skull
Last Crusade

I still enjoy TLC but for some reason I don’t enjoy it as much as the rest. It just feels very deja vu compared with the other three which are more unique, whereas TLC feels like Raiders 2.0 and amps up the comedy and slapstick to levels much higher than I’d like.

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#718925
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Underrated Sequels/Prequels
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hairy_hen said:

I think Ghostbusters 2 is great.  Far from being a cheap knockoff of the original, it is well written and takes the story in an interesting and unexpected direction.  There's a lot to love about it: the funny parts are just as funny as the first film (possibly even more so), the scary parts are scarier, and the theme of stealing the baby gives it a dramatic weight the first movie lacked.  Add to that a significant increase in the quality of both special effects and audio mixing compared to the first movie, and it adds up to be a compelling and highly watchable film in its own right.

I've enjoyed Ghostbusters 2 for many years, and still do.  I had no idea other people didn't feel the same way until I looked it up online a few years ago and found a plethora of negativity directed towards it, which baffles me greatly.  I suspect that the increased focus of the script on realistic character interactions and dramatic storytelling is, for many, irreconcilably at odds with the tone of the first movie, which never took itself seriously for a minute.  This is perhaps understandable, but ultimately missing the point.

 

Exactly. I always felt both movies were equally enjoyable, with lots of scares, laughs and creativity to make them entertaining, not to mention the excellent chemistry between the cast.

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#718442
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1990s USA Network Star Wars OT Marathon
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Who else remembers circa 1994/95 when the USA Network showed the Star Wars OT over the course of a weekend? I remember it being one of my earliest exposures to Star Wars (I was 7 and 8 during 1994/95 respectively) and it got me hugely into SW at that age. I have fond memories seeing the OT that time and when I got into SW and collected things like the toys and some books and magazines.

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#718441
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Underrated Sequels/Prequels
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What are some sequels and prequels you feel are underrated and either get an undeserved negative reception or not enough recognition or credit? They don't have to be as good or better than the originals, just films you feel deserve a better reputation than what others typically make it out to be.

Some I find are underrated and solid films:

Ghostbusters II

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

Predator 2

Iron Man 2

RoboCop 2

Die Hard 2

Jaws 2

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#718293
Topic
Rank The Indiana Jones Films
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doubleKO said:

1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. Last Crusade
3. Temple of Doom

I am yet to be convinced of the existence of a fourth movie, I still have a couple of fanedits to check out. From what I've seen though, it's almost as if there are crappy CGI sequences that are deliberately crafted in such a way that they can't be edited out without leaving big holes.

 

A fourth movie exists ;)

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#717472
Topic
Rank The Indiana Jones Films
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Surely there's Indy fans here, being the other major Lucas property. One of my all-time favorite film series along with SW and I'm in a minority of fans who loves them all, even the much-hated Crystal Skull. How do you rank all four in order of preference? My ranking is probably quite controversial but it goes:

Temple Of Doom

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull

The Last Crusade

I think Raiders is the best in a lot of ways but I find TOD the most entertaining. TOD gets a ton of flack but I love it for the much darker, harsher tone and Horror elements of it, and it's many great setpieces and action. I actually like Last Crusade and Crystal Skull about the same and alternate on them, but I find lately I like KOTCS a little better. Last Crusade is great but too similar to Raiders and too jokey at times for my liking, but it's still awesome. I often feel alone in thinking all four are excellent.

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#717470
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From Star Wars To Indiana Jones: The Best Of The LucasFilm Archives
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Hey all, I've been registered here a while but never had a chance to post much due to work and other commitments in my life, but I had some free time now and decided to finally drop by here. Seems like a cool place :)

Anyone own this book? It came out back in the 90s and I remember my Mom got it for me as a gift back then. It covers the original three Star Wars and Indiana Jones films and has tons of production stills and artwork along with storyboards and a lot of information detailing the production of all six movies, and other LucasFilm projects, too. Though obviously slightly outdated now it's still an excellent book and comes highly recommended to any SW and IJ fan. It's a very prized item in my collection.