Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom [VHS] 
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Chapter 23 in the complete adventures of Indiana Jones is a movie that no list of great adventure films would be without! It's a movie that plunges you into the heart of excitement. And it's a movie with heart as Indy (Harrison Ford), along with Short Round (Ke Huy Quan) and nightclub songbird Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw), risks all to rescue children enslaved in a fortress like mine. Right from it's rousing Shanghai opening, Indiana JOnes and the Temple of Doom is a perpetual motion machine of thrills. Perhaps the most memorable sequence; the all-stops-out pursuit in runaway mine cars. Lots of movies claim to be a breathless roller coaster ride. This movie is one!
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After crash landing in India, Jones and companions Short Round and Willie Scott end up in a small distressed village where the residents claim a dark power has stolen their precious stones and children.
Agreeing to assist the village, Jones and friends make their way to a nearby palace and enquire further into the strange happenings.
Assuring Indiana he has no idea what he's talking about, the prime minister offers them to spend the night in the palace.
However, that evening Jones discovers a secret passage into a temple and stumbles onto something he thought was long extinct.
It seems the age old cut of Thuggee cult is attempting to rise once more, believing that with the power of the five Sankara stones they can rule the world.....
Almost two hours whizz by in the blink of an eye, thanks to the swift direction of Spielberg, and a fine performance from Ford.
It's dark though, the narrative and story are sinister, but you also have some very funny scenes and lines to even the the tone out.
The three leads have wonderful chemistry together, and this really comes into perspective when there are more emotional scenes (when Jones grabs Shorty after he has burnt him and winks at him always brings a lump into my throat).
Topped off with excellent set pieces and beautiful score, this was the film to beat in 1984, and probably the eighties (although that is my opinion.
It is very different from the other three movies, but it keeps the 'boys' own adventure feel to it, and it never lets up, from the moment you see Willie Scott emerge from the dragons mouth right up to the final embrace.
I disagree. I'd say the main difference between Temple and what went before and (directly) afterwards is the lack of a military presence and some good ol' fashioned Nazi-bashing. Instead, the action largely takes place in one setting (i.e. the Temple of Doom itself) and there's no mention of Marcus or Indy's other professors. Therefore, apparently this goes some way to distance itself from the others, making it appear like more of a `stand-alone' movie. Plus, and maybe you don't know this, it's also (technically) a prequel to Raiders, taking place before the first film.
Also, be prepared for lots of screaming. Indy is accompanied by a female sidekick called Willie who does little else but cry out for help throughout the whole film. Some people have even likened her performance of that of Jar-Jar Binks in how much she irritates the viewer.
However, I ignore all these points and simply love it for a good old-fashioned tongue-in-cheek (slightly) action romp. Harrison Ford is as good as ever and the music adds to the effect and gets your heart racing every time Indy's `theme' comes on.
Yes, it may be slightly out on a limb if you compare it to Raiders and the Last Crusade, but don't treat it any differently. Does anyone really think Indiana Jones ONLY fights the Nazis? There are plenty of bad guys around the world who need a good whipping!
Temple of Doom is as awesome now as when I watched it as a kid.
Yah-boo to the poo-pooers!
Ford has never looked better than he does in this movie, and epitomises the adventure-serial type hero. The story races along at breakneck speed, from one thrill to another, including a superb rollercoaster style chase set-piece down a mine in out-of-control carts, and a white-knuckle finale on a rope bridge across a gorge.
The set design of the Temple of Doom itself is fantastic, but a word of warning, the Thuggee cult is dark and sinister, and there are some gruesome moments that may be scary for younger kids. To the people who complain about Willie's incessant screaming, the character is a homage to those damsel in distress type characters of old serials.
Breathtaking, exciting, gripping. There aren't enough superlatives to describe what a great, old-fashioned ride this film is, and even now, 30 years later, it still holds up superbly against modern CGI laden pictures. 10/10
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Had the raiders of the lost ark in the case, despite the front saying temple of doom. Ashton wrapped too do not the sellers fault but a factory packing issue it seems.Published 6 months ago by Miss d stead