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Reviews Comments: Gory Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom film/book review by uncannybeetle

Sorry! Putting that in something for Crystal Skull.

These are my thoughts on Temple of Doom.

Good, not great. Indy is pretty much the only good character. The token girlfriend is just annoying as anything and the little kid, while not as bad in my opinion as others think he is, makes no impression. Neither do the bad guys. For the sequel (well, prequel) to the battle with the Nazis for the Ark of the Covenent it feels small. While I said that expectations for Crystal Skull were beyond what what reasonable, for the immediate sequel (well, prequel) to the battle with the Nazis for the Ark of the Covenent, Temple of Doom feels small. The violence is way too over the top and gory, even for this franchise. It seems like gore for the sake of gore instead of being realistic or serving the story, which comes across as just disgusting. There's still a lot of fun to be had, but less than in the following sequels and without much of what made the original so memorable.

It's the worst of the Indiana Jones movies, though that does say some good things about the series as a whole.


  • Tuckerscreator
  • 9th Apr 12
Er, I think you meant this review for Crystal Skull, not Temple of Doom. The latter doesn't have Shia or a fridge, as far as I recall.

(Moved my Crystal Skull response along to the relevant review.)
  • uncannybeetle
  • 9th Apr 12
Shoot. You're right. Dunno why I thought I clicked on the wrong thing. Oh well.

Temple of Doom was always my least favorite. It's not bad, but it's smaller than the others, has the most annoying girlfriend, and felt like it was being gory for the sake of being gory. Still, for that to be the worst of the series says some pretty good things about Indiana Jones as a whole.
  • PurpleDalek
  • 9th Apr 12
Willie and Short Round annoy the crap out of me.

But other than that, it's not a bad film at all.

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