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of course you should go see it. if you liked the first three, you'll like this 1

i don't want to give too much away but the plot revolves around an extra-terrestrial theme, which i thought was strange...there was a lot of eye roll scenes (ie fridge, monkeys) you'll know what i mean when u see it.

i hate that shia lebuf (sp?) guy...he sucked in transformers and i hated him in indy4

i liked it...but it was a little over the top ( i know its a movie but...)

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Indy facts:

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

1. It Started with Bond Ambitions

George Lucas wrote a story called “The Adventures of Indiana Smith†in 1973. While on vacation in Hawaii in 1977, he spoke with Steven Spielberg, who mentioned he always wanted to do a James Bond film. Lucas told him the Indiana Smith character was even better than James Bond, and that’s how the collaboration between the two movie giants began.

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2. Tom Selleck Almost Starred in It

Spielberg wanted to use Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones from the beginning, but Lucas rejected the idea, since he had already used Ford in American Grafitti and Star Wars. So Tom Selleck was chosen for the role. However, he dropped out to star in the television series Magnum, P.I. Selleck thought it would be a scheduling conflict, but filming on Raiders of the Lost Ark finished before Magnum went into production. Nick Nolte turned down the role also. Danny DeVito was the first choice for the character Sallah, but dropped out to do the TV show Taxi.

3. The Fourth Wall (it keeps out snakes)

Indiana Jones is not the only one afraid of snakes. When Marion (Karen Allen) falls in the snake pit, you can see the reflection of a cobra in the glass wall between them. You can also see a glass wall between Indiana and the cobra in the original movie and videotape, but it was cleaned up for the DVD release.

The Temple of Doom (1984)

4. Star Wars Tributes

There are many Star Wars touches in The Temple of Doom. The name of the nightclub in Shanghai is Club Obi Wan. The sound effect you hear when the lava pit opens as they begin to sacrifice Willie is the sound of Darth Vader opening his light saber. The sound effect of the plane failure is the same sound effect used for the Millennium Falcon when it stalls in The Empire Strikes Back. And the vest that Indy wears in his palace room was made for Han Solo.

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5. Dan Akroyd has a Cameo?

Part of the crew made cameo appearances. In the airport scene at the beginning of the movie, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, costume design Anthony Powell, and PR man Sid Ganis are missionaries. Executive producer George Marshall is a coolie pulling a rickshaw. Dan Akroyd (not a crew member) appears as an airport official who walks the cast to the plane.

6. An Elephant Almost Ruined the Movie

The dress Kate Capshaw wore in the Shanghai nightclub scene was covered with rare vintage beads made in the ’20s and ’30s. The club scene was filmed last, but the dress also made an appearance during the camping scene, where an elephant began eating it! Since there were no extra beads to match, the costume department had to repair the dress as best as they could. The result was so tight that Capshaw had trouble moving in it when they filmed the nightclub scene. Costume designer Anthony Powell filled out insurance forms for the dress, citing the cause of the damage as “dress eaten by elephantâ€. This was only the second movie for Capshaw, who has a masters degree in special education. Spielberg married Capshaw in 1991.

The Last Crusade (1989)

7. Even the Rats were Insured

The thousands of rats used in The Last Crusade were insured. The insurer wanted to know the minimum number of rats the scene could be shot with, and used the answer to write a policy with a “1,000 rat deductible.†The cast was padded with another thousand mechanical rats. Their voices were enhanced with the sound effects of ….chicken voices!

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8. Lucas’ Dog was his Inspiration

At the end of the movie, Jones explains to his friend Sallah that his nickname Indiana came from his pet dog from long before. Sallah responds, “You were named after a dog?†and gets a great laugh out of it. But it’s true. Indiana was the name of an Alaskan malamute George Lucas owned in the ’70s. The same dog inspired the look of the Star Wars character Chewbacca. Jones’ real first name is Henry, which is why his father Henry Jones, Sr. calls him Junior. The characters Willie and Short Round in The Temple of Doom were also named after other people’s dogs.

The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

9. The Sequel Almost Involved Mars

Nineteen years is a long time to come up with a new title for a movie, and many were posed before producers settled on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Fake titles that have been released over the years include Indiana Jones and the Staff of Moses, Indiana Jones and the Shores of Avalon, Indiana Jones and the Jade Princess,Indiana Jones and the Raiders of Time, and Indiana Jones and the Ravages of Time. Real script titles or ideas that were rejected were Indiana Jones and the Garden of Life, Indiana Jones and the Monkey King, Indiana Jones and the Saucer Men From Mars, and Indiana Jones and the Red Scare. Working titles for The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull have included Fourth Installment of the Indiana Jones Adventures, Indiana Jones 4, Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods, Raiders of the Lost Ark Sequel, and The Untitled Genre Project. It is clear that a lot of work went into the movie before they even knew what it would be about!

10. The Secret of the Film’s Look

Great pains were taken to give the fourth movie the look and feel of the first three, despite the time gap. Steven Spielberg insisted on using stunt men instead of computer animation. Computer-generated effects are used only when absolutely necessary. The footage was shot on film instead of digital format. Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski painstakingly studied the first three movies in order to preserve the style of previous cinematographer Douglas Slocombe (who is now retired). The result looks, as George Lucas said, “like it was shot 3 years after the Last Crusade, you’d never know there was 20 years between shooting.†Unlike a certain other George Lucas franchise we all know and love.

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i've heard very disappointing things from friends who happen to be pretty big fans of raiders. One guy put it behind temple of doom.

He basically wanted me to not go in with high hopes and I should go in with low eggspectations to fully enjoy it.

I know that we were all hoping for something spectacular, but apparently Lucas decided to do some writing.

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I can't fricken wait to see this movie. Indiana Jones could kick james bond's ass any day of the week, though he'd probably get the shit kicked out of him first, he'd still win.

I'm really lucky in that I can go to a movie, especially one like this and have no need whatsoever to criticize it, just enjoy it for the fact that it's mindless entertainment, a really fun adventure that I won't be able to do but for a couple hours I can pretend.

wooooo hooooooooo!!!!!!

Steph said we can go see it sometime, oh man I'm excited. I think Indy is probably my favorite movie character ever, I mean who gets up to adventures like he does? The world's been explored now but I always imagine what being a treasure hunter before the days of satellites and fancy gadgets would be like.

I haven't seen it yet and I give it best movie of the year. 19 years I've been waiting for this, that's a loooong time to wait for a movie but I knew they'd make at least one more before harriison quits.

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I have had a Hollywood Stock Exchange account for over 10 years. Unbelievable.

anyway, I bought indy4 stocks many years ago in hopes that it would be made. Check out my profit!

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worth H$1,391,850.00

profit H$1,255,600.00

too bad it's all fantasy land money...

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I have had a Hollywood Stock Exchange account for over 10 years. Unbelievable.

anyway, I bought indy4 stocks many years ago in hopes that it would be made. Check out my profit!

INDI4

shares 5000

buy price H$27.25

current price H$278.37

worth H$1,391,850.00

profit H$1,255,600.00

too bad it's all fantasy land money...

I have an account too...

INDI4

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worth H$13,918,500.00

profit H$8,410,511.32

Check this one out...

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I'm making fruit salad and bought some wassabi peas for snacks.

Whatever happened to extra buttery popcorn and a jug of coke?

There was a rumble between them and the wassabi peas. I saw the whole thing: it was horrible, the extra buttery popcorn and the jug of coke didn't have a chance, it was almost over before it started.

Aloha,

Brad

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Haha It was awesome.

I laughed a lot. If you love Indi I'm sure you will like it.

I had already had some popcorn for breakfast this morning while watching pride and prejudice.

I like bringing my own food. Sandwiches, fruit salad and chocolate covered peanuts. I bring my own popcorn too.

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I saw Indy and enjoyed it. I can't compare it too movies I watched 20 years ago because as a child I was influenced in different ways.

In this current episode there were a lot of things that were WAY out there but I found it to still be entertaining.

now that is a personalized review that I won't trash. 20 years ago is a long time and a legacy like that franchise is a lot to hold a candle to (whatever that means).

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I saw Indy and enjoyed it. I can't compare it too movies I watched 20 years ago because as a child I was influenced in different ways.

In this current episode there were a lot of things that were WAY out there but I found it to still be entertaining.

Exactly! All of the movies are far fetched and hilarious-and being that we are much older now, obviously we'll have different reactions.

It made me laugh-I enjoyed it.

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