History YMMV / IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull

11th Dec '17 12:06:55 PM DustSnitch
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** Indy's struggles with old age actually could have made for some genuinely compelling drama, and they could have been the basis for evolving the character into a BadassGrandpa who [[GuileHero has to rely on his smarts]]. In the final product, though, Indy seems so unrealistically invincible that the movie feels more like an excuse for Ford and co. to play out their "older guy hero" fantasies.

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** Indy's struggles with old age actually could have made for some genuinely compelling drama, and they could have been the basis for evolving the character into a BadassGrandpa an OldSoldier who [[GuileHero has to rely on his smarts]]. In the final product, though, Indy seems so unrealistically invincible that the movie feels more like an excuse for Ford and co. to play out their "older guy hero" fantasies.
27th Jun '17 8:05:55 AM EverythingisAwful
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* CriticalBacklash: The hate for this movie is so extreme that those who go into it expecting a disaster of epic proportions are likely to come out of it fully enjoying it and finding it nearly on par with the original trilogy or simply finding to a decent film that's flaws are blown wildly out of proportion.
8th Jan '17 1:49:12 PM MagBas
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* MemeticMutation: The infamous "nuking the fridge" meme, which became another term for JumpingTheShark.
16th Oct '16 3:44:31 AM AlexHarvey
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** Although Lucas had already eliminated the "Old Indy" bookends from the DVD version of ''Series/TheYoungIndianaJonesChronicles'', which showed 93 years-old Indy being cared by a daughter, it was Spielberg who vetoed Indy having a daughter in this film, feeling that it would be a retreat of Kelly and Ian Malcolm from ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark''.

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** Although Lucas had already eliminated the "Old Indy" bookends from the DVD version of ''Series/TheYoungIndianaJonesChronicles'', which showed 93 years-old Indy being cared by a daughter, it was Spielberg who vetoed Indy having a daughter in this film, feeling that it would be a retreat retread of Kelly and Ian Malcolm from ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark''.
7th Jul '16 7:58:22 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ContestedSequel: It's hard to pin down a specific ratio, but opinions are sharply divided over whether it's a worthy follow-up to the original trilogy or not. Accusations of TheyJustDidntCare (like the Star Wars prequel trilogy that came before it) are common among dissers.

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* ContestedSequel: It's hard to pin down a specific ratio, but opinions are sharply divided over whether it's a worthy follow-up to the original trilogy or not. Accusations of TheyJustDidntCare (like the Star Wars prequel trilogy that came before it) are common among dissers.
22nd Jun '16 9:49:03 PM Naram-Sin
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** Lucas was deadset on having Indy survive a nuclear explosion by using a fridge as shelter, but he never said that the nuclear explosion had to be that close or that Indy should fly away in the fridge ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen one of the first scripts]], ''Indiana Jones and the Saucermen from Mars'', has Indy ducking in a foxhole and turning the fridge over his head as a cover). That belongs to Koepp and Spielberg.
** Although Lucas had already eliminated the "Old Indy" bookends from the DVD version of ''Series/TheYoungIndianaJonesChronicles'', which showed 93 years-old Indy being cared by a daughter, it was Spielberg who vetoed Indy having a daughter in this film, feeling that it would be a retreat of Kelly and Ian Malcolm from ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark''.
2nd Jun '16 8:45:49 PM CASCHero
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** Likewise the comic book adaptation of ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis which revealed the Atlantian technology was given to them by aliens.

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** Likewise the comic book adaptation of ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'' which revealed the Atlantian technology was given to them by aliens.
2nd Jun '16 8:43:09 PM CASCHero
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** Likewise the comic book adaptation of ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis which revealed the Atlantian technology was given to them by aliens.
2nd Jun '16 8:40:21 PM CASCHero
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* HilariousInHindsight: Early drafts had Mutt as a girl; seven years later, Creator/HarrisonFord returned to another iconic role, playing a father-figure to a budding ActionGirl hero, [[spoiler:and even passes on a cherished keepsake to her at the end.]] [[Film/TheForceAwakens Most fans agree that one was much more successful.]] It becomes doubly so when the news came that Daisy Ridley was in talks for a ''VideoGame/TombRaider'' {{reboot}}.

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Early drafts had Mutt as a girl; seven years later, Creator/HarrisonFord returned to another iconic role, playing a father-figure to a budding ActionGirl hero, [[spoiler:and even passes on a cherished keepsake to her at the end.]] [[Film/TheForceAwakens Most fans agree that one was much more successful.]] It becomes doubly so when the news came that Daisy Ridley was in talks for a ''VideoGame/TombRaider'' {{reboot}}.
** For all the flak the reveal of [[spoiler: the crystal skull belonging to a race of interdimensonal beings got. Most probably don't realize that it was actually used first in an early Indy story, the comic adaptation of ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'' which revealed that most of the technology the Altatians had were given to them by ''aliens''.]]
27th Mar '16 4:49:12 PM VoxAquila
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: As annoying as people find Mutt, he's a better son to a Creator/HarrisonFord character than [[spoiler: [[Film/TheForceAwakens Kylo Ren]]]].

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: As annoying as people find Mutt, he's a [[spoiler: better son to a Creator/HarrisonFord character than [[spoiler: [[Film/TheForceAwakens Kylo Ren]]]].
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