|Caminante Nocturno - 2009-04-16 |
So, what was the point of the gopher?
George Lukas likes to masturbate to images of little cute animals or robots. It makes him feel at peace.
Yeah, what? How stupid! Now if it were a monkey going "Sieg Heil" comedy gold amirite?
|Millard - 2009-04-16 |
The phrase "nuking the fridge" is the new "jumping the shark".
There's a big close-up of the "Lead Lined" sticker on the fridge.
|manfred - 2009-04-16 |
In Memoriam Denholm Elliott (1922 – 1992)
|Lindner - 2009-04-16 |
"OW! My sperm!"
|revdrew - 2009-04-16 |
Other than the gopher, this isn't really any more ridiculous or unrealistic than anything else in the series.
So WITH the gopher, this scene is put into a realm that is more paranormal than anything Indiana Jones canon has ever taken us? JUST the gopher???
I mean, there was a pet monkey in Raiders of the Lost Ark!! Granted, it wasn't CGI...
I dunno.. this doesn't seem any more outrageous to me than, say, surviving a plane crash by jumping out and rafting down a mountain, or not being minced after a rope bridge that you're tied to smacks into the side of a jagged cliff. It's supposed to be pulp and I just accept it for what it is.
Except for CGI gophers. I can't abide by those.
These are both examples from Temple Of Doom. I'm not throwing them out, but that installment is basically a shit sandwich. Everyone seems confused by what's going on.
Temple Of Doom was the best one. It had a guy getting his heart ripped out in front of his eyes, which makes it the best one by default.
Indy's world is in no way realistic. The gopher was stupid shit, but outside of it, this scene not only fit the character's "heroic ne'er to die" idiom exactly, the look of the nuke test town - all 50's bright suburbia - contrasted with Jones' comparatively earthy, dusty, dirty look to help establish that, while it was a character we still knew, the world had, indeed, moved on since we last saw him, possibly even slightly PAST him.
|boner - 2009-04-16 |
He also fell off a cliff on a German tank and didn't lose his hat. Whatever, at least these movies keep the MythBusters busy.
|The Snickler - 2009-04-16 |
I like to think that he dies a few months after the movie ends from severe radiation poisoning and cancer.
They deleted the scene where the CIA explains Indy has to go over 3 South American waterfalls with his son, an old flame and John Hurt to stop the effects of radiation.
For pacing reasons.
|FABIO - 2009-04-16 |
The sad part is this movie ended up being worse than all the knockoffs like The Mummy and National Treasure.
|futurebot - 2009-04-16 |
Whether or not he survived the radiation, it seems like he would have been severely injured bouncing around like that.
|StanleyPain - 2009-04-16 |
HOW COULD THEY HAVE RUINED THIS PAINSTAKINGLY ACCURATE FRANCHISE ABOUT MAGICAL ARTIFACTS AND ALIENS WITH THIS HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE SCENE!
Indiana Jones never, not even ONCE fucking mentions aliens in the other 3 movies. This movie had nothing to do with the old films, they should have just called it something else and let Shia Lebeof take the lead role and then I would have had no problem laughing at him swinging through trees with a bunch of monkeys.
|Adham Nu'man - 2009-04-16 |
Duck and cover my friends.
Also, Temple of Doom is the best, fuck you haters.
|Spit Spingola - 2009-04-16 |
How come the nuclear test family gets such nice digs anyway.
FEMA Concentration camp! Don't believe the lies! Beck the Coward is leading you into the New World Order's sinister plan!
|Westward - 2009-04-16 |
This movie nearly ruined my first date with my current girlfriend.
Until we realized with both hated it, and now we had something to talk about.
Nobody believes you have a girlfriend.
|Xenocide - 2009-04-16 |
This scene may push it a little, but there is nothing in Crystal Skull that is any more preposterious than the other movies. Even the ending sticks close to formula: Indy gets saved by a higher force but loses the titular artifact, while the villain's greed for said artifact causes them to die screaming. Indy gets the girl, the end.
The only reason people hate on Crystal Skull is because they're older, more cynical, and better at spotting plotholes than they were twenty years ago. If Last Crusade and Crystal Skull had swapped release dates, this vid would be dedicated to the scene where he walks across the chasm using Jesus Power, and the internet would be lit up with sputtering hatred for the film and wistful nostalgia for the better days when Indy fought Commies over alien brainpans.
It's not a perfect movie, but the major problem with Crystal Skull is that you were not twelve years old when you saw it.
This movie has Shia LaBeouf in it. You can talk about cynicism and whatnot all you want, but having Shia LaBeouf in your movie makes it terrible.
Honestly, it's a bad movie. When all the previous movies played with your suspension of disbelief, it was under the guise of ~M*A*G*I*C~ or other mystical powers. That's appealing in a childlike sense. The only ~M*A*G*I*C~ in Crystal Skull ends up summoning some trope Spielberg aliens. Instead of playing to 34s & 40s movie serials, it just throws a lot of 50s sci-fi b-movie crap all over the place. It sucks.
Also Harrison Ford is now old and craggy now. And, yeah, Shia LaBeouf is in it.
For the record, I liked Last Crusade better, too. Of course Raiders remains the best in the series.
However, I liked Crystal Skull a little better than Temple. OH SHIT BRACE FOR IMPACT.
I haven't seen this one yet but I will once again state that Temple is the best one. It has bugs, heart ripped out human sacrifices, monkey brains, Short Round, that Kali Ma motherfucker, child torture, and crocodiles eating people alive. And yes I did list Short Round as one of the pluses.
|zatojones - 2009-04-16 |
you can all stfu. this was a fun movie
|Witty_Pop_Culture_Reference - 2009-04-16 |
I can't see how there is any contest at all; Raiders of the Lost Ark was clearly and always will be the best of the series. If you keep that perspective, then all the rest fall into place, because everything after Raiders is like being the only guy snowed in at a fully staffed strip club on a monday morning- maybe the girls there are 7 out of 10 instead of 9, but the whipped cream and vodka soaked cherries you are eating for free off of their nipples still tastes awesome.
|Tuan Jim - 2009-04-16 |
I could still watch Raiders even though I'm an adult.
I wouldn't want to watch this at any age.
|Comeuppance - 2009-04-16 |
This movie would actually have redeemed itself if the spaceship was the Millennium Falcon, and if, during that spinning-room scene, Shia was hit by a beam and turns into Chewbacca, Harrison is hit by a beam and becomes younger, and everyone else jumps into the spinning bits for posterity.
|MrBuddy - 2009-04-16 |
The atomic bombs they tested in Nevada aren't as powerful as people think. Most of the time when you see film of something being melted by an atomic bomb it's because it's only a few city blocks (3 to 5 hundred yards) away from the bomb. In Hiroshima there were two women who were working in a bank that was less than 100 yards from ground 0. They just happened to be inside the vault when the bomb went off and were unhurt by the immediate effects of the blast and heat.
Yeah, okay, let's say what you said happens to be true.
1. A fridge is not a bank vault. I don't think we can ever compare the two, even if the fridge happened to be made entirely of lead and then spraypainted.
2. Brain bramage. Seriously. He's old and he just got banged around like some old toy a spoiled kid didn't want anymore. How is he not dead, crippled, or retarded? One of those impacts would have been enough to shatter his skull.
3. Somehow the fridge ended up going further than the car, which had a headstart. It would be hard enough to get it going airborne, and then to chunk it that far, is pretty impossible.
4. The only thing holding the fridge door closed was Indy's grip. Indy's grip is stronger than a Nuclear blast, and many subsequent ground impacts... right. I'm buying that one.
5. Somehow the fridge wasn't turned into an EZ Bake Death Oven.
6. Somehow Indy can just shake off the radioactive dust, stare at the Mushroom Cloud, and be fine. Radiation schmadiation.
There's more wrong with this but this scene is a perfect example of why no one should see this movie.
|Desidiosus - 2009-04-16 |
Mesa thinksa Georgea Lucasa forgotsa howa toa makea gooda moviea.
|JimL2 - 2009-05-20 |
Make sure you watch this with the annotations enabled.
|FABIO - 2009-07-20 |
The thing with objectivity is it makes people say stupid things like Crystal Skull was just as good as Raiders. Crystal Skull was missing all the things that made Indy good.
It's really, really hard for anyone in the 21st century to take Soviets seriously as power mad megalomaniacs out to take over the world. Dozens of KGB thugs rampaging across Americas murdering entire army bases and Spielberg honestly expects to make a point about McCarthyism?
Speaking of that, Crystal Skull had zero of the exoticism from the other movies, like a fun version of Heart of Darkness. No drinking contests in Mongolian taverns. No shootouts or poisonings in Egyptian marketplaces. No disgusting Indian banquets or Hong Kong night clubs or death cults or anything. Instead most of the movie takes place in Everytown, America and we get one minute of Shiea LeBeouwf combing his hair in a South American village.
Remember how Indy fell off a waterfall? Well now he falls down THREE!!!
|poorwill - 2009-11-28 |
I thought the whole nuclear test sequence was fucking awesome, and the fridge shelter didn't bother me in *theory* - execution was just off.
|Sanest Man Alive - 2009-12-20 |
Meh, I've still seen better movie nukes.
|Rape Van Winkle - 2010-09-07 |
Good lord, that was fucking stupid.
|Rape Van Winkle - 2011-03-01 |
And the refrigerator could kill you too. Doesn't he watch Punky Brewster?
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