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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
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“Producer Frank Marshall has confirmed that the film is set in 1957, making it nineteen years since The Last Crusade, thus acknowledging the real-life passing of years between films. Indiana Jones is having a quiet life teaching before being thrust back into his old adventuring. He races against agents of the Soviet Union for the crystal skull. ”The theory is they are shaped by higher powers or alien powers or came from another world, or an ancient Mayan civilization had the powers“, Marshall explained. Indy's journey takes him across New Mexico, Connecticut, Mexico City, and the jungles of Peru. There will be some humor regarding Indiana's age.”


…Thoughts? :)
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trevoramueller at 12:29PM, Dec. 13, 2007
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I think if Lucas doesn't go anywhere near it, and they don't bog it down with unnecessary special effects, it'll be a fun watch.
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lastcall at 12:43PM, Dec. 13, 2007
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Yay Drew Struzan for making great movie art….again. ;) …Although, this art might just be from a guy who can create Drew Struzan knock-offs, because his website doesn't display this one, and IMDB doesn't mention this movie in Drew's bio. I can see Lucasfilm going with someone cheaper just for the heck of it.
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crazyninny at 1:33PM, Dec. 13, 2007
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I heard that the whip is going to be fake, and not the real deal like it used to be.

If it is, then, its not and Indiana Jones movie. >=(
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SarahN at 1:46PM, Dec. 13, 2007
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I think if Lucas doesn't go anywhere near it, and they don't bog it down with unnecessary special effects, it'll be a fun watch.
Agreed.

crazyninny
I heard that the whip is going to be fake, and not the real deal like it used to be.

If it is, then, its not and Indiana Jones movie. >=(
You have got to be freaking kidding me. You mean it'll be completely replaced with cgi? I can see enhancing it's tricks with cgi…but if he has an unrealistically moving snake on a hilt instead of a whip I'm gonna…..
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ozoneocean at 2:07PM, Dec. 13, 2007
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I would actually like to see this. I can't believe I'm writing that…

In fact, I want to see all the other ones again too now! …Well, maybe not he last Crusade… I'll have to have a think about that one :/
 
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lastcall at 3:51PM, Dec. 13, 2007
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While reading the Wiki entry for Indy, I followed a link to the fourth Mummy movie. And Jet Li is going to be in it. :spin:

….Didn't he say he was going to retire after Fearless? Guess not.
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ozoneocean at 3:56PM, Dec. 13, 2007
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I didn't even know there was a third Mummy movie! o_O
 
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lastcall at 4:36PM, Dec. 13, 2007
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I didn't even know there was a third Mummy movie! o_O

That would be The Scorpion King, but I actually never watched it. The Rock does nothing for me.
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Steely Gaze at 5:11PM, Dec. 13, 2007
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Ook, I don't like the idea of a new Indy movie. Sometimes, messing with the classic memories of the originals will ruin the new one before it comes out. Same thing happened with Star Wars. I'm only hoping they don't screw it up anymore than they already have by casting Shia LaBeouf as Indy's son.

Crazyninny
I heard that the whip is going to be fake, and not the real deal like it used to be. If it is, then, its not and Indiana Jones movie. >=(

Sorry, but no. That was a rumor that started floating around. There will be a lot of CG effects from what I hear, but they want to keep as much real as they can. So, no CGI whip, but they will be doing some other, unannounced, tricks.

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That would be The Scorpion King, but I actually never watched it. The Rock does nothing for me.

No, actually in the sequence of things The Scorpion King doesn't really count as the third Mummy movie. Scorpion King was more of a Robert E. Howard take on historical fantasy. Like Conan but without the scaly monsters. It was actually pretty good and highly underrated. Much better than, say, The Mummy Returns.
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SarahN at 6:47PM, Dec. 13, 2007
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While reading the Wiki entry for Indy, I followed a link to the fourth Mummy movie. And Jet Li is going to be in it. :spin:

*bangs head repeatedly into a wall*
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crazyninny at 6:51PM, Dec. 13, 2007
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I heard that the whip is going to be fake, and not the real deal like it used to be. If it is, then, its not and Indiana Jones movie. >=(

Sorry, but no. That was a rumor that started floating around. There will be a lot of CG effects from what I hear, but they want to keep as much real as they can. So, no CGI whip, but they will be doing some other, unannounced, tricks.

*Plays ‘We Are the Champions’ in the backround.*
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lastcall at 2:31AM, Dec. 14, 2007
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That would be The Scorpion King, but I actually never watched it. The Rock does nothing for me.

No, actually in the sequence of things The Scorpion King doesn't really count as the third Mummy movie. Scorpion King was more of a Robert E. Howard take on historical fantasy. Like Conan but without the scaly monsters. It was actually pretty good and highly underrated. Much better than, say, The Mummy Returns.

That's cool. …I actually enjoyed the Mummy movies. Good, campy fun, and a cool genre to boot.
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Ziffy88 at 4:48PM, Dec. 14, 2007
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yeah Mummy was good for the campy fun. No kids.

Indy 4 would be good if
A. No children are in it
B. The aliens aren't as stupid as it sounds.
C. Shia better not be annoying as that kid in War of the Worlds who should have died. He always wusses out and not kills them. Come on go Jaws on some teenage ass and rip them up to pieces. All in good fun
D. Good writing and a sense of fun and adventure.

Now the positive thing is that their are no Nazis in this one. It's getting kind of old with the World War II stuff. I mean come on there are a bunch of other wars to make movies about.

All the Indy movies were about Special effects cool gory and violent special effects though. Lucas is not bad, he needs a good editor to slap his face a couple of times and tell him to stop being an idiot and listen.

I don't really know if I really want to watch them especially after the Last Crusade. It had such a good ending and was way better than the meaningless Temple of Doom
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lastcall at 5:07PM, Dec. 14, 2007
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I don't really know if I really want to watch them especially after the Last Crusade. It had such a good ending and was way better than the meaningless Temple of Doom

I think I'm the only one who liked Temple of Doom the best. Call me crazy. :)
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Ziffy88 at 5:59PM, Dec. 14, 2007
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No temple of doom was okay but not as good as the other two. It was mostly that kid that ruined it
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lastcall at 6:55PM, Dec. 14, 2007
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Short Round was why I liked it. Again, I dunno why.
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ozoneocean at 7:04PM, Dec. 14, 2007
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The Last Crusade sucked… Am I the only person who thought that Sean Conery is unnecessary ?

It was just overdoing it to have him in there. HUGELY.

And the “Old dog teaching a young dog new tricks” stuff shits me in a movie like that because he's a character with NO history! He's just parachuted in on the series when the other character has two films under it's belt and we're supposed to believe it has some seniority of experience with the same traits as the other… That's not right.

The first was the best. The second had lovely 1930's stuff in it, loved the scenes in Hong Kong!
 
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Ziffy88 at 8:44PM, Dec. 14, 2007
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Yeah you're one of the few people who thinks that.
What I enjoyed is that we are not introduced to Indy's father before. I gave me more of an idea of who Indy was. We never mention the childhood of an action hero. No one ever mentions who was Jame's Bond parents. Since Indy isn't a trained soldier or anything like that I kind of wondered what was his childhood like to have to deal with Nazis and crazy cults in a volcano. One's childhood shapes the adult. I also love how he simply dispatches an airplane with a bunch of birds. The distant father and son relationship was written much better than some of the romantic parts.

Technically didn't Indy jumped right into the series. We were not introduced why he was after idol, or why Alfred Molina was with him we just accepted it, hell we were never introduced who the pilot was.
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ozoneocean at 9:43PM, Dec. 14, 2007
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Technically didn't Indy jumped right into the series. We were not introduced why he was after idol, or why Alfred Molina was with him we just accepted it, hell we were never introduced who the pilot was.
My point exactly! So that made all this new fake latterly introduced character history even more out of place… Which wouldn't have been so bad if not for the “dad” played by Sean. I found their scenes together cringe making… :)

The 3rd film did have some decent scenes in it though, even if overall I was disappointed.
 
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Ziffy88 at 10:14PM, Dec. 14, 2007
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yeah well that's your opinion so I don't care. I still love the film
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Steely Gaze at 4:02AM, Dec. 15, 2007
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I don't want to add a bunch of quotes, but I wanted to chime in with my two-cents.

Firstly, I love The Last Crusade, a lot more than the somewhat anemic Temple of Doom, though both were good. I think it's almost unfair to compare either one to the original, mostly because each one tells a separate story. There is no continued plotlines to follow. I could have easily started watching the movies with number two or three and followed along just fine. Unlike Spider-Man two or three, or the last two Pirates of the Caribbean films.

I think Sean Connery did a fine job and added to the movie by being more than a tacky extra to be brushed aside when not needed. Plus, I liked his and Harrison Ford's rapport; to me, it was what I really hope to see between Indy and his own son. Something much more intelligent than the usual tripe.

Oh, and this is just a minor point, but Ziffy88, James Bond in an orphan. The filmmakers had been going to try and get Sean Connery out of retirement to play his father in Casino Royale, but then one of them read one of Ian Flemming's original books and discovered he didn't have any parents.
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Technically didn't Indy jumped right into the series. We were not introduced why he was after idol, or why Alfred Molina was with him we just accepted it, hell we were never introduced who the pilot was.
My point exactly! So that made all this new fake latterly introduced character history even more out of place… Which wouldn't have been so bad if not for the “dad” played by Sean. I found their scenes together cringe making… :)

The 3rd film did have some decent scenes in it though, even if overall I was disappointed.

…Which is why I always kinda liked the Young Indiana Jones TV series. Despite the bad acting, it gave us some history behind Indy and why he does what he does. I also always liked the “flashback” scene in Last Crusade with River Phoenix. It gave us a glimpse as to why he wears the hat, why he uses the whip, why he hates snakes, etc.
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Ziffy88 at 2:51PM, Dec. 15, 2007
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Well still what was Bond's childhood like. I've never read any of the books either. Are they good?
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kingofsnake at 7:51PM, Dec. 15, 2007
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The Last Crusade sucked… Am I the only person who thought that Sean Conery is unnecessary ?

You're unnessecary!



Has anyone else noticed that they've actually been making GOOD sequels to old franchises lately? I mean, they're ressurecting so many series that were great, and you go “Oh no, they're going to ruin my memories of this good series” and then the movie comes out and it's good. Rocky Balboa, Die Hard 4, Casino Royale, Batman Begins, 3:10 to Yuma, Dawn of the Dead, Itallian Job, Oceans 11 (and 13, but not 12)

Its like every time they resurrect a movie series that makes me roll my eyes and think “great they're going to ruin another one of my favorite movie series” they actually do it right and make it good, if not great.

Maybe they're just lulling me into a false sense of security so I'll go into Indy 4 with high hopes only for them to be dashed upon the rocks of a fifty year old indiana jones.
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ozoneocean at 9:13PM, Dec. 15, 2007
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yeah well that's your opinion
That's sort of indicated by the fact that It was me who posted it ;)

Intelligent? Well it did a good job or pretending to be… it is film afterall.

Ha! I really don't mind being in the minority on matters of taste actually :)
 
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Ziffy88 at 2:11PM, Dec. 16, 2007
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good for you some people take movies too seriously sometimes like it is a strike to their character, “How could you not like the Godfather?”
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subcultured at 2:31PM, Dec. 16, 2007
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don't worry lucas will remake this movie with more scenes and animations along the years.
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trevoramueller at 9:19AM, Feb. 14, 2008
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So, I went to the official website for Indiana Jones and watched some of the “Behind the Scenes” videoes, and I must say that I'm excited for this movie again. I didn't realize how much I missed this character and the world that he inhabits, and I'm hoping that they can pull off a 76+ year old Ford as a physically capable action hero!

http://www.indianajones.com/site/index.html
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VegaX at 9:55AM, Feb. 14, 2008
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The teaser trailer was released today (feb14). A lot of fun. :)

Teaser:
http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/indianajones.html

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