Indy Week is Here!!!

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Hi all…

It’s Indy week. Can you believe it?

It’s nearly been 20 years since The Last Crusade graced the screens.

And Indiana Jones is still able to move. Harrison Ford is an amazing man to still be making an action movie in is mid-60s!

That said… I have to say a few things.

I’m looking forward to this film. Unfortunately I will not see it on opening day due to the fact that my youngest is having her tonsils removed that day. However, I will probably see it on Friday or Saturday and post my review after that.

So of the three prior movies of the adventures of Dr. Jones, I would have to say that Raiders of the Lost Ark is my favorite, followed by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and lastly Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Doom just never did anything for me. But Raiders epitomizes the best of all adventure movies. Humor, excitement, danger, explosions, ancient Egypt, and bad dates. ­čÖé

I’m hoping that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull comes anywhere close to Raiders, but will be happy if it’s in the same league as The Last Crusade. Temple of Doom was more than a little disappointing for me, so if it stoops that low, I’ll be very disappointed.

Music-wise, I was stoked to hear that John Williams will once again be scoring Indy’s travels. Raiders has such an iconic theme that it would be tough to envision anyone else doing the soundtrack.

Of the Indy movies, what was your favorite? Let me know!

–Fitz

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Comments

  1. The Last Crusade. Two Dr. Jones’ for the price of one.

    I didn’t like Temple of Doom the first time I saw it, but later learned to love it. I consider it as a separate entity and it stands up better than as part of a set. Raiders and Last Crusade have the whole Nazi and Biblical artifact thing in common, so they match up better.

  2. I’ll have to rewatch it. Short Round never did anything for me. But maybe my perception has changed over the years… Thanks for chiming in!

  3. I must say I am partial to the first, especially since it makes reference to “Petra: (the city, not me, but still cool like me.) I too am very stoked (dating myself with that one) for the new Indy movie. I hope it doesn’t disappoint.

    (oh and make sure you have lots of ice-cream for your little one!)

  4. I’d forgotten all about the Petra reference — that’s a cool bit of trivia to link a movie to you. ­čÖé Haven’t heard “stoked” for a while, but I’m excited about it also. We have a huge new theater opening up not far from us that’s showing it every 15 minutes on 14 different screens, which is an amazing feat. I’m guessing we’ll check it out there tomorrow during the day.

    Thanks for the suggestion for my little girl. She’s been a trooper and is eating like a champ, so I figure it’ll only be a couple of more days and she’ll be terrorizing us like usual. ­čÖé

    Let me know what you think of the movie!

    –Fitz

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