History YMMV / IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom

11th Nov '17 3:01:57 PM JulianLapostat
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* AmericansHateTingle: Even though the movie was a box-office smash, the people of India were not pleased with the negative depictions of their country, and their national censors temporarily banned it from being shown in India. The Indian government found the script so offensive, with [[ForeignQueasine baby snakes, eyeball soup, beetles, and chilled monkey brains]] being served at the banquet, and Kali being misrepresented as a goddess of the underworld instead of a goddess of change and empowerment; the government denied filmmakers permission to shoot in India, with Sri Lanka being used as an alternative for the scenes that took place in India.

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* AmericansHateTingle: Even though the movie was a box-office smash, the people government of India were not pleased with the negative depictions of their country, and their national censors temporarily banned it from being shown in India. India.
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The Indian government found the script so offensive, with absolutely ridiculous [[ForeignQueasine baby snakes, eyeball soup, beetles, and chilled monkey brains]] being served at the banquet, and Kali being misrepresented as a goddess of the underworld instead of a goddess of change and empowerment; the government denied filmmakers permission to shoot in India, with Sri Lanka being used as an alternative for the scenes that took place in India.India, which only made things worse with it's {{Orientalism}}.
** In general, the Indiana Jones films were never well known and popular to begin with in India, so it's unlikely the film would have done well despite these issues of representation. Indians generally didn't quite get the BMovie serial nostalgia on which the series is built[[note]]''Franchise/StarWars'' is another series that isn't quite widely liked in India for the same reasons. Indian audiences generally prefer the less fantastic and realistic Hollywood action films and genres, like ''The Terminator'' or ''Film/JurassicPark''[[/note]] since those genres and its tropes never quite faded in India. Spielberg himself remains considerably popular in India, with his later films being quite successful, influential and well known, and playing without fuss with the Indian censors.
23rd Oct '17 10:32:57 AM snichols1973
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* AmericansHateTingle: Even though the movie was a box-office smash, the people of India were not pleased with the negative depictions of their country, and their national censors temporarily banned it from being shown in India. The Indian government found the script so offensive, with [[ForeignQueasine baby snakes, eyeball soup, beetles, and chilled monkey brains]] being served at the banquet, and Kali being misrepresented as a goddess of the underworld instead of a goddess of change and empowerment; the government denied filmmakers permission to shoot in India, with Sri Lanka being used as an alternative for the scenes that took place in India.
9th Oct '17 9:06:51 AM ClintEastwood
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** Some of the faces Harrison Ford pulls make certain moments very hard to take seriously, especially around the bridge scene. "Mola Ram, prepare to meet Kali... ''in Hell!''", a rather silly line in its own right, is delivered with enough raw ham to feed every Thuggee in the next three square miles.

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** Some of the faces Harrison Ford Creator/HarrisonFord pulls make certain moments very hard to take seriously, especially around the bridge scene. "Mola Ram, prepare to meet Kali... ''in Hell!''", a rather silly line in its own right, is delivered with enough raw ham to feed every Thuggee in the next three square miles.
15th Sep '17 2:07:47 AM Occidensill
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* {{Squick}}: The infamous dinner sequence. Complete with servings of snakes filled with eels, eyeball soup, beetles, and chilled monkey brains for dessert. The chamber full of bugs could also qualify.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: Yes, Willie's constant shrieking and screaming is annoying. But it's pretty understandable. As cited above, she's caught up in a HELL of a situation and is reacting the way pretty much any of us would.

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* {{Squick}}: The infamous dinner sequence. Complete with servings of snakes filled with eels, eyeball soup, beetles, and chilled monkey brains for dessert. The chamber full of bugs could also qualify.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: Yes, Willie's constant shrieking and screaming is annoying. But it's pretty understandable. As cited above, she's caught up in a HELL of a situation and is reacting the way pretty much any of us would.
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7th Sep '17 3:35:13 PM LongLiveHumour
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* {{Narm}}: The maharajah's condemning of Thuggee during the dinner scene sounds extremely stilted and unrealistic, though considering [[spoiler:he's working for them at the time (though unwillingly)]] that was probably the intention. Kind of gives the "Did I get it right?" look he gives Chattar Lal a new spin, doesn't it?

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The maharajah's condemning of Thuggee during the dinner scene sounds extremely stilted and unrealistic, though considering [[spoiler:he's working for them at the time (though unwillingly)]] that was probably the intention. Kind of gives the "Did I get it right?" look he gives Chattar Lal a new spin, doesn't it?it?
** Some of the faces Harrison Ford pulls make certain moments very hard to take seriously, especially around the bridge scene. "Mola Ram, prepare to meet Kali... ''in Hell!''", a rather silly line in its own right, is delivered with enough raw ham to feed every Thuggee in the next three square miles.
6th Sep '17 10:29:04 AM NWolfman
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*** There's also some understandable debate over whether or not Short Round is an EthnicScrappy. He's by no means a useless character, and has some of the funniest lines, but his tendency to shout most of those lines in a seemingly exaggerated Vietnamese accent and broken English can make some viewers wonder if he's just a funny character who happens to be a plucky Asian kid or if he's just a walking racist joke.

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*** There's also some understandable debate over whether or not Short Round is an EthnicScrappy. is a funny character who happens to be a plucky Asian kid or if he's just [[EthnicScrappy a walking racist joke]]. He's by no means a useless character, and has some of the funniest lines, but his he has a tendency to shout most of those lines in a seemingly broken English, all with an exaggerated Vietnamese accent and broken English can make some viewers wonder if he's just a funny character who happens to be a plucky Asian kid or if he's just a walking racist joke.fake Chinese accent.
6th Sep '17 10:24:52 AM NWolfman
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*** There's also some understandable debate over whether or not Short Round is an EthnicScrappy. He's by no means a useless character, and has some of the funniest lines, but his tendency to shout most of those lines in a seemingly exaggerated Vietnamese accent and broken English can make some viewers wonder if he's just a funny character who happens to be a plucky Asian kid or if he's just a walking racist joke.
31st Jul '17 1:37:20 AM DocStone
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* MagnificentBastard: Lao Che, who through resources and with, essentially wins in his StarterVillain subplot and seems to have a pretty jolly time doing it, too.

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* MagnificentBastard: Lao Che, who through resources and with, wit, essentially wins in his StarterVillain subplot and seems to have a pretty jolly time doing it, too.
31st Jul '17 1:35:37 AM DocStone
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* MagnificentBastard: Lao Che, who through resources and with, essentially wins in his StarterVillain subplot and seems to have a pretty jolly time doing it, too.
16th Jun '17 9:38:17 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyJustDidntCare: Most observers of the film who are from India or are Indophiles and aware of Indian culture and history, feel this way about the film's depiction of India. Some note, that even Creator/RudyardKipling, [[WeWantOurJerkBack imperialist apologist that he was]], at least got some basic details right.
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