5 Responses to “‘Indiana Jones 4′: Epic Disappointment The Likes Of ‘Phantom Menace’”

  1. jonathan 27 May 2008 at 11:30 am #

    I saw it yesterday; and I agree that it was disappointing. I don’t know that I would berate it as heavily as you did. But I also know how much you value Indy Jones. Every time you come over to my house you intimidate me into playing it on the piano. I’m sorry there aren’t any new memorable themes from IJ4 to play for you.

  2. The Gimcracker 27 May 2008 at 11:34 am #

    I’m sorry for being an adult bully. Maybe I should be beaten up and put in my place and turn nice, sort of like Biff on Back to the Future.

  3. jonathan 27 May 2008 at 11:45 am #

    Speaking of Back to the Future, didn’t that “Greaser/Jock diner fight” remind you of BTTF?

  4. Christopher McCulloh 27 May 2008 at 12:39 pm #

    I like the Greaser/Jock diner fight… but why did it have that Grease knock-off music? The music in that scene seemed really out of place to me, it kind of just broke the tension of the whole moment. It was indicative of the whole movie being a disjointed tangled hunk of confused crap. The scene should have had some of the playful fun music that the scene from Crusade with Sulla and Brody where Sulla keeps saying “run” and Brody is like “yes!” and Sulla punches the guy through the newspaper had. I can’t recall the music from that scene, but I’m sure it was perfect.

    Really, the movie was just Temple of Doom II. I mean, when you watch Temple of Doom, you go, “Huh? What is this? Was Stephen or George just doing this whole film to get laid, or recover from a divorce?” And then you find out the leading lady married Stephen, and that George was going through a really foul divorce and the answer to both questions is mostly definitely yes. Then you watch Raiders and Crusade and go “Wow”.

    So, my new theory is that Stephen was trying to get with Cate Blanchett and George was trying desperately to convince his newly adult children that he is still cool so they will want to be friends with him the way Mutt is friends with Indy, but then they hear he named the co-star Mutt and they think he’s stupid and they only come over to show their new girlfriend the original R2 and George goes cries and decides to ruin another classic film…

    There is so much I can say about this film, but I think it can be summed up in one word:


    I have to go see it again though, because the first time I think I went into shock and didn’t come out of it until the next day after I had watched Crusades for the first time in years. I think I was so horrified by how terrible it was that I blacked out. I think now that I am prepared for it being awful I might be able to watch it and enjoy it better. I do have a favorite line from the movie though:

    “Big Damn Ants!”

    Er… That’s the only memorable good thing I can remember from the whole movie. And I don’t even think that’s the whole line…

  5. The Gimcracker 27 May 2008 at 3:28 pm #

    Next time I see a bad movie I need to have you write a guest review for it.

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