Friday, January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
This is the odd installment of the Indiana Jones saga. The funny parts are much funnier than the other two, but the dark parts are much much darker. We see the dark side of Indy himself when he is possessed and enslaved by an Indian cult that rips out hearts. He even tries to sacrifice the girl of the moment (Kate Capshaw) and his sidekick, the scene-stealing Short Round. Where does Short Round go for the rest of the movies? He's awesome! He's the best part of this entire movie. Maybe he's mad that Indy tried to kill him. This one also chucks out any scenes of Indiana working in an academic setting. It bothers me that, even though this is the second of the trilogy, it supposedly takes place a year before Raiders. How does that make sense?
My Netflix rating: 4 stars

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