Sunday, September 16, 2007
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Cate Capshaw and Jonathan Ke Quan (you know, the Asian kid from The Goonies) bring us Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. The second installment to the Indiana Jones series. Steven Spielberg opens this action packed theatrical masterpiece with nothing else but a dancing and signing scene? The beginning of this film really makes us wonder, did I really just rent this? That questioned is answered shortly after this “dance” sequence with “Oh right, guns and fighting, that’s why I rented it.” Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a fast action packed film that takes you from Shanghai to India. Jones Finds himself with a famous singer who he picked up during a night- club fight and Short Round, a friend who happens to be a very young boy.
Although this Film was released in 1984, there was little to no elements exerted that made you believe that this film was done in the 80’s. The only element of the film that makes one believe that the film was not released yesterday were some of the digital effects such as explosions.
The Trio end up at a small starving village in India, where the locals feel as though Jones and his companions were sent to find their missing children and their sacred stone. Jones and co set out to a palace where the stone and children are believed to be. I don’t want to ruin any more of this one, It’s definitely worth seeing if you love action movies. I mean, who doesn’t appreciate Harrison Ford as the action star that he was born to be? Although there is not a lot of character or story depth, it is made up for with lots of actions scenes and funny one- liners. If you enjoyed Raiders of the Lost Arc and all of the action scene’s that went along with it than you will not have any problems enjoying the two- hour prequel thrill ride that is Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. On a different note, look forward to the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (May 22, 2008)