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OldBoy 05-21-08 01:33 PM

"Indiana Jones Trilogy" ...are you watching prior to TKofCS?
i know only a couple days to go but was wondering how many of you all watched or plan to watch the trilogy before the new one.

i would ideally like to watch it but don't really like or can stay up for movies during the week and then if i see CS on friday if i might not have the desire anymore to watch trilogy after eventhough i would like to re-visit.

DJLinus 05-21-08 02:21 PM

I meant to watch all of the DVDs again prior to tonight, but ended up just catching the movies on the Sci-Fi Channel over the past week or so.

(BTW, we need an Indy sub-forum :) )

MartinBlank 05-21-08 02:43 PM

Other. Just because I can :D

fumanstan 05-21-08 02:49 PM

Probably not. I watched Raiders a couple weeks ago though.

chris_sc77 05-21-08 02:50 PM

Yep just got done watching INDY III today. The first showing in my town for INDY IV isnt until 4:15 PM tomorrow which kinda sucks but I guess I'll survive.

Kicker_of_Elves 05-21-08 02:56 PM

Watched all of em a couple of weeks ago. I'm not seeing part IV until next Wednesday though.

Lt Ripley 05-21-08 02:58 PM

I watched them last week.

Kal-El 05-21-08 02:59 PM

Raiders 2 weeks ago, then Temple of Doom and Last Crusade this past weekend. I'm all set.

Doughboy 05-21-08 03:04 PM

Nope. I've seen all 3 movies enough times in my life. It's not like I need a refresher before seeing the 4th one.

mdc3000 05-21-08 03:06 PM

I watched Raiders like 4 times in the last year, getting hyped, but just rewatched the entire trilogy last week... tomorrow!

Neil M. 05-21-08 03:09 PM

I have no plans to watch the first 3 movies before the weekend. I feel that doing so will only make me tired of Indy (if that's possible) by the time I get to the theater. I'd rather go in fresh and enjoy what I think will be a very fun movie. I'll probably watch them afterwards if I feel the need for more Indy.

Shannon Nutt 05-21-08 03:10 PM

I already did, but it was about 2 weeks ago. Watched all the bonus materials (both new set and old set) as well...I'm ready to go!

notkevinbacon 05-21-08 03:13 PM

I had just recently watched them all a few weeks ago... that being said... I have caught all of them on TV this week.

To be fair, the Indiana Jones movies are pretty high up on my list of re-watched titles and I throw them in often... even if it's just for background noise.

Can't wait until 12:01a tonight!

Michael Ballack 05-21-08 03:13 PM

I watched Raiders last night and am watching Doom as I write this. Hopefully I can watch TLC before I go to see Skull.

islandclaws 05-21-08 03:15 PM

Yep. I always like to revist a series before a new installment hits. I just watched Raiders... today and will watch the other 2 before I see KotCS.

Artman 05-21-08 03:21 PM

Yep, went thru them over the last two wks. All set!

My ratings:
Raiders: ****
Doom: **1/2
Last Crusade ***1/2

lawyer goodwill 05-21-08 03:34 PM

I selected "other" ... I watched all of Raiders and Crusade, but I only got through half of Doom (family stuff, ran out of time).

I will finish Doom later this week - we had to stop right when the movie kicks into high gear. Really looking forward to Skull!

FunkDaddy J 05-21-08 03:35 PM

For the first time, watched them in chronological order. I've always wanted to do that. Not sure why. Just cuz. Anyway, my ratings:

Temple of Doom: C
Raiders of the Lost Ark: A+
Last Crusade: B-

maingon 05-21-08 03:40 PM

yes, and I realized that I never seen a whole Indiana Jones movie, I seen most of lost ark over the years but never seen the whole thing, same with the other 2.

lawyer goodwill 05-21-08 03:40 PM

Originally Posted by FunkDaddy J
For the first time, watched them in chronological order. I've always wanted to do that. Not sure why. Just cuz. Anyway, my ratings:

Temple of Doom: C
Raiders of the Lost Ark: A+
Last Crusade: B-

I love all three, but Raiders is the gold standard. Perfection, or darn close to it.

I tend to agree with most of the common pros/cons people on this forum have mentioned about the sequels - but I can't imagine Indy without them.

Trevor 05-21-08 03:46 PM

Raiders has always been a favorite film of mine, top 20 at least. Yet somehow, I never saw the sequel. The trailers just looked so silly that I skipped it. I always planned to catch it on TV, but have somehow avoided it for the last 25 (?) years.

But opened my DVD set and saw Raiders last night (still love it), and will watch the other two over the next couple days before going to the theater for the 4th.

RocShemp 05-21-08 03:57 PM

Already finished revisiting all three a week or so ago. :)

Boba Fett 05-21-08 04:00 PM

Nope. Gonna see the movie tonight, then rewatch the trilogy over the weekend and go see KotCS again.

Groucho 05-21-08 04:06 PM

Yes. It's very important I have the continuity straight in my mind going in.

Rizor 05-21-08 05:24 PM

I'm trying to. I was going to watch the whole Young Indy series, but Blockbuster Online failed me. I think I got to about chapter 19, but they're taking their sweet time to ship me the remaining three. :(

So yesterday night I started watching TOD (I realized I'd never watched the trilogy in chronological order and figured it might be worth a try), but I didn't get very far. In fact, I should be watching it now (it's paused & minimized on my computer). :)

mndtrp 05-21-08 08:15 PM

I was going to, but forgot all about it coming out tomorrow.

The Cow 05-21-08 08:38 PM

I watched them a few years ago, so I guess that would be a "yes".

Zen Peckinpah 05-21-08 08:53 PM

Just rewatched all three over the past few days, meaning I won't feel left in the dark by any continuity, and heading to a sold-out midnight show soon.

Revisiting the first three, I still enjoy them in the same order (Raiders, Last Crusade, Temple of Doom), but had some new insight having not seen them in some time:

is a flawless film. Along with the original Die Hard and Lethal Weapon films, it's the definitive modern action film: the action is nonstop and always enthralling, the balance in humor and drama is dead even, and...well, there really isn't much to say because it's so damn good.

Temple of Doom is still a great movie, but I say it lightly. I wouldn't call it schizophrenic (like my gripe with Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, which starts out 40 times more badass than the first two but ends up going down the toilet halfway through), but there's two issues I have with it, neither of which is Willie or Short Round. One, I didn't remember the complete isolation from the university and Brody in particular, and I found that off, meaning it took the first 20 minutes to accustom myself to the feel; the way that it opens right in Shanghai without establishment was bewildering. Not that I mind not having this, but I expected a little more depth. My other complaint is that the darkness is a little overboard; however, this enables Spielberg to enter the territory he explored with Jaws and Poltergeist a bit, as some moments I found genuinely scary now that I didn't at a younger age. Why I can't complain about Willie is technical: the editing is priceless whenever she annoys, as you can tell Indy is less than interested in her shenanigans, given why he doesn't seem to care, which adds a rather funny subtlety to the events. And Short Round, best kid sidekick in an 80's movie, him and Newt. He's the epitome of why Indiana Jones was such a hero in the first place: he gets to live the experience of someone we all wish we could.

Last Crusade
is a few notches below Raiders, not the straight-up perfection that Raiders was, but Sean Connery is an absolute blast, and the humor that was so subdued in Temple of Doom becomes more forefront. Getting Brody and Sallah back was also a plus. Action is far faster paced than the previous film and, in turn, better, I'd say the horseback-tank chase is on par with some of Raiders' best moments, and the flashback opener is a very nice touch of character development. If I have a complaint about this one, it's that the villains don't feel rich enough to be memorable. I'll admit I completely forgot about the Martin Donovan character, and a lot of the Nazis were just disposable stock falling prey to the adventure.

If Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is at least on par with Temple of Doom, I'll be happy.

tylergfoster 05-21-08 09:06 PM

Gonna watch Raiders. Don't think I'll be able to get the others in.

OldBoy 05-22-08 04:36 PM

Originally Posted by Zen Peckinpah
Revisiting the first three, I still enjoy them in the same order (Raiders, Last Crusade, Temple of Doom), but had some new insight having not seen them in some time:

why ToD 3rd? just curious...

asianxcore 05-22-08 05:10 PM


Then again it's been a while since I watched "Temple of Doom"

DeputyDave 05-22-08 05:13 PM

Watched 1 Monday, 2 Tuesday, and 3 last night.

I'll be seeing 4 tonight after work.

OldBoy 05-23-08 05:09 PM

well, i saw "Raiders" and some of TLC last night and it was beneficial. i actually missed some stuff in Raiders that i didn't ever realize about Abner Ravenwood being the father of Marion. helped to get that and then the whole name game in TKotCS and a nod to Abner as well.

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