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Took them long enough to get married...
Like @y2josh has said, I would've liked to have seen a Temple of the Sun set and the Mark VII in the Last Crusade.
As far as a fifth movie coming out, I think it's very likely. Disney is all about making money and that would be the obvious reason of why Disney has acquired the rights. A reboot is the best and I think Chris Pine would be the best choice. He's got the look and easily the personality. Yeah, he's got Star Trek but Harrison Ford was working on Return of the Jedi in between Raiders and the Temple of Doom.
I liked the idea of marion coming back into Indy's life. They met via his work with her father (pre Raiders), so the various one-person removed mutual links they shared made sense, and made a very believable way of introducing the characters to the story. Life is very much like that. I liked it. It works and is believable.
BUT as @mathew said, Karen Allen's acting was appalling, she had absolutely no sense of situation, but just beams a great big massive spaced-out grin throughout the whole film, like she was permanently medicated or something.
She basically occupies the best seat in the house, in the sense that you can see she is literally watching the movie being filmed around her, making no effort/unable to restrain her glee at being on set, and destroying the illusion that everyone else is trying to create.
Yes, ignoring murderous soviet agents while having a domestic is a bit funny ONCE, but spending the entire film grinning inanely at every life-threatening and world changing event just screams 'I can't believe i'm in a movie, yippeeeeee!'.
Cringe worthy stuff.
In my own little world (in order for her 'performance' to make more sense), I just tell myself that her character has had a life which has left her a bit 'frazzled'.
After a shot or two of course :)
Consider... she's now a single mom, she has gotten over being a drunk, she was chased by Nazis, and she survived the Ark.
Those Russians are just pretenders by comparison, so no wonder she didn't take them seriously, she knew they weren't really all that.
Don't get me wrong @LegoFanTexas The marion she played in Raiders was a great performance, and stands out against the general portrayal of 'heroines' we get these days. In Raiders there's a complex range of emotions and backstory she has to get through in limited screen time, and she does it brilliantly. There's genuine hurt in the voice, anger, fear, etc. A once vulnerable innocent to spirited survivor thrown into a whirlwind struggle for her life. Every second of screen time in Raiders is a gem and totally convincing. She's great in it.
She just doesn't appear to get past the joy of being 'back on set with the gang' in Crystal Skull (like she needed a month or two to acclimatise) in order to re-inhabit the role with a little more conviction or depth than the sitcom guest spot she comes across as (that or spaced out).
Don't mean to be hating. It's just a bit disappointing. She throws me out of the film instead of pulling me further in, as hers is the character to offer a glimpse of the undocumented off-screen events that add a little reality to the extraordinary adventures.
So I'd love to have seen her play the part with a bit more conviction. Angry, protective, guarded, etc as events unfold. That range of emotions that would swirl back in such a situation, the puzzlement and awe at soviet/alien/psychic incidents, before getting to grips with things in her survivor spirit and pulling through.
Instead she just comes across as a bit trippy throughout (making John Hurt's character look completely sane in comparison), and her character shows no sign of development start to finish.
But... Precisely. Why I consider:
On a side note, how many of you would support a Uncharted project on CUUSOO? It is pretty much a Indy rip off, but could make a nice set ancient ruins, treasure hunting set. Also I think LEGO would pass it because it fits in better with their brand than Portal.
@legomatt I actually just assumed the frazzled thing was the whole intention, not an accident born of bad acting!
The first was great, the second, blah... fun to watch her run around, but otherwise, blah...
Maybe they need to reboot Tomb Raider with a new actress and try and start a franchise. They could end up doing crossover Indy/Laura movies as well. :)
Though I suppose they could always time travel with the Borg.
If you did them both in tandem with plans to make 3 movies each, plus a cross over 7th movie, it would be interesting.
That is what I'd look at doing, if I were in charge. But alas, I'm not. :)
I'm with @Mathew though, as long as Mutt's not a major part of the equation, I'll be happy.
Frankly, his whole career has been one slightly off movie after another. After all, he did make Soldier, which insanely enough is one of my favorites.
Yea, I'm a bit different. :)
The man who brought us Munich and Jurassic and Jaws and Schindler and Color Purple and Minority Report and War of the worlds and ET and many others should be (and probably is) ashamed.
***Crystal Skull SPOILER***
The bit that always gets on my nerves in a 'missed opportunity' sense is the emptying of cartridges, grenades, ammunition warehouse scene... I was hoping it was (besides finding the alien sarcophagus thing) also part of a cunning plan to momentarily disarm the soldiers, so that Indy could make his escape at the most opportune moment; with the soldiers all going for their guns only to hear click click click 'Krapski!', and scrabbling to reload, while indy steals a believable (and clever) head start.
It's such a minor detail, but would've instantly given me that Indy-had-a-plan smirk, as he steals the drop on them, and also offered a little humour in the panicy 'whoops' reactions of the soldiers and roll-eyes facepalming by Cate.
I'd like to have seen that.
From a more neutral standpoint, both are poorly written, feature one or more actors completely phoning it in (or Halle Berry, who's just terrible to begin with) and use some of the worst special effects/CG in the history of cinema.
of course, I am a bit of a cinephile. there are not many movies I don't like... now if we are talking Showgirls... THAT's another matter lol
Try Johnny Mnemonic
Just for fun, I introduced that to my wife a few months ago. She wanted to know how to get 2 hours of her life back. :)
Of course, there is no accounting for taste, she didn't like Galaxy Quest either, and I love that movie. :)
Not in the head. :o)
Galaxy Quest, on the other hand, could creep into my top 30 all time favorites.
Gwen DeMarco: [shouts] Look! I have one job on this lousy ship, it's *stupid*, but I'm gonna do it! Okay?
Guy Fleegman: Yeah, but that's when I thought I was the crewman that stays on the ship, and something is up there, and it kills me. But now I'm thinking I'm the guy who gets killed by some monster five minutes after we land on the planet.
Gwen DeMarco: Let's get out of here before one of those things kills Guy.
Guy Fleegman: Did you guys ever WATCH the show?
Jason Nesmith: Never give up. Never surrender.
Gwen DeMarco: Fred, you had a part people loved. I mean, my TV Guide interview was six paragraphs about my BOOBS and how they fit into my suit. No one bothered to ask me what I do on the show.
Fred Kwan: You were... the umm, wait a minute, I'll think of it...
Gwen DeMarco: I repeated the computer, Fred.
[Reading a tactical display]
Guy Fleegman: Hey guys, there's a red-thingy moving toward the green-thingy.
Jason Nesmith: What?
Guy Fleegman: Red-thingy moving toward the green-thingy. I think we're the green-thingy.
[Gwen and Jason encounter the chompers]
Gwen DeMarco: What is this thing? I mean, it serves no useful purpose for there to be a bunch of chompy, crushy things in the middle of a hallway. No, I mean we shouldn't have to do this, it makes no logical sense, why is it here?
Jason Nesmith: 'Cause it's on the television show.
Gwen DeMarco: Well forget it! I'm not doing it! This episode was badly written!
By the by, and especially to @samiam391, a Wolverine minifig with chrome claws is a "chrome" figure I could completely support.
Sales clerk: How can I help you, sir?
LFT: 2 tickets for Johnny Memoni....ugh...Johnny m-uh-moh- ni....(stammering) mmm-nuh-mick-a
Sales clerk: Sir, there's a line...
LFT: No, WAIT...2 tickets for johnny mah-minic...manimic...Muh-na-mana...
Sales clerk; Do Doo do doo do
LFT: (exasperated) NO PLEASE I mean 2 for Johnny manomic....no, 2 for johnny maneamic, AAaaarrgh johnny manimic....(rips hair out)
BulkheadX: (interjecting) Nevermind. We'll get 2 for Showgirls, please.