Monday, December 29, 2008

Bad Indie Film

Boy. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is an incredibly stupid movie.

No plot! A hacked-together adventure. Racist claptrap. Whining blonde who added nothing to the story. Cute street kid who added nothing to the story. Plot holes big enough to fly a Ford Trimotor through. The sexual tension of two junior high kids on a class field trip. It was all the rage in 1984 because of the chilled monkey brains and the heart surgery and the subterranean roller coaster ride but that shit doesn't last.

I could get behind a good movie about a modern emergence of the Thuggee. This wasn't it.

3 comments:

Eden said...

I totally agree, esp about her role. It just screams "My husband is the director so I've been shoehorned into this movie!" I was about 12 when it came out & I wanted to shake some sense into her.

We still haven't made it through Indy 4 yet so I don't know if it's better or worse but at least the women don't seem to be simpering fools.

Don said...

It's more of the same, but except for the Close Encounters ending not at all bad. This is why we have words like "formulaic".

Jodie Kash said...

Never seen any of the "Jones".

Not a surprise, eh?

Yep, due more spankin' (long time FFFCers will get that.)