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sladesuperagent
06-10-2008, 07:06 AM
I think this board is a great litmus test for pop culture stuff--who loved it, who liked it, and who hated it?

The Josh
06-10-2008, 07:08 AM
I think all you need to do is read the spoiler thread to get that idea.

BadMoon
06-10-2008, 07:08 AM
I think there allready is a poll and numerous discussions on said issue. Do we REALLY need yet another Indy thread for this?

Karma
06-10-2008, 07:09 AM
I think there allready is a poll and numberous discussions on said issue. Do we REALLY need yet another Indy thread for this?

Maybe just a very negative thread :D

sladesuperagent
06-10-2008, 07:12 AM
Where's the poll--I must've missed it--sorry, if I'm dble posting something similar.

Wait--thumbs up or down poll? That's a little too generic...

thedarkknight
06-10-2008, 09:02 AM
It was a fun movie. I had a great time watching it, but it wasn't perfect. My main issue is the same as with most movies now, too much CGI. CGI looks fake. I can spot it a mile away.

The story was had some holes and Wille E. Coyote moments, but it was a blast to see Indy and Marion on the big screen together again.

Upon further viewings, my opinion might go down, like Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, but until then, it has a special place in my heart.

EVILFACE
06-10-2008, 10:12 AM
"It was just ok...I liked all the other movies better though."

Nothing in it made me want to watch it again.

Khev
06-10-2008, 05:45 PM
I'm kind of surprised you didn't like it more EVILFACE.

miles
06-10-2008, 07:01 PM
loved it,not the best in the franchise,and I have seen it more than twice....

EVILFACE
06-10-2008, 07:09 PM
I'm kind of surprised you didn't like it more EVILFACE.

Love Raiders and am a HUGE fan of Temple of Doom and think Last Crusade is entertaining, but Crystal Skull just didn't click with me. :monkey2

icruise
06-10-2008, 10:45 PM
Good but not great.

It's "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" by the way.

RoboDad
06-10-2008, 11:11 PM
I can't really vote. I don't think it was the best in the franchise, but I still loved it, and none of it "lost me". The poll would need something between the first two options to get my vote.

Oh, and it should have been a public poll.

KrisSolo
06-11-2008, 03:30 AM
^^^ I agree, but went with the top, just to piss the haters off...




j/k :D

Grange Wallis
06-11-2008, 04:15 AM
You need to add this one to poll "It was ok, but they shouldn't have made it" it what I would have selected...

It would have been better if they made it years ago, they didn't pull off what could have... It was too little to late. I did enjoy it but, it brought nothing to what was a stellar Trilogy...

Khev
06-11-2008, 08:32 AM
Love Raiders and am a HUGE fan of Temple of Doom and think Last Crusade is entertaining, but Crystal Skull just didn't click with me. :monkey2

Fair enough. I finished watching Last Crusade the other night after the first time in years and was surprised at how entertaining it was. It started off a little shaky (though I think River Phoenix actually did a pretty good job acting as a young Harrison Ford) but it just soared once Indy met his dad and never let up. Even though the tank chase was extremely derivative of the Raiders truck sequence they still had an exciting or extremely funny sequence going on in almost every scene. Having Henry in the tank forcing Indy to have an extended battle with it was really quite ingenious.

The scene where Indy is hanging and Henry says, "Indiana...Indiana...let it go," was probably the only truly touching moment in the entire series. I think I've given it a bit of an undeserved bad wrap over the years. Indiana Jones is probably the strongest of all film series that go four or more movies.

RoboDad
06-11-2008, 09:30 AM
^^^ I agree, but went with the top, just to piss the haters off...




j/k :D
OK, I can go with that... ;)





VOTED!

barbelith
06-11-2008, 12:08 PM
The choices are heavily biased in the negative. :rolleyes:

DarthNeil
06-11-2008, 12:13 PM
The choices are heavily biased in the negative. :rolleyes:

Just a weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee bit... and it's why I'm not voting.

Darth Caedus
06-11-2008, 12:18 PM
Fair enough. I finished watching Last Crusade the other night after the first time in years and was surprised at how entertaining it was. It started off a little shaky (though I think River Phoenix actually did a pretty good job acting as a young Harrison Ford) but it just soared once Indy met his dad and never let up. Even though the tank chase was extremely derivative of the Raiders truck sequence they still had an exciting or extremely funny sequence going on in almost every scene. Having Henry in the tank forcing Indy to have an extended battle with it was really quite ingenious.

The scene where Indy is hanging and Henry says, "Indiana...Indiana...let it go," was probably the only truly touching moment in the entire series. I think I've given it a bit of an undeserved bad wrap over the years. Indiana Jones is probably the strongest of all film series that go four or more movies.

yea, I agree with pretty much everything you said.

IrishJedi
06-11-2008, 01:12 PM
The choices are heavily biased in the negative. :rolleyes:

Imagine that. :lol

TheObsoleteMan
06-11-2008, 01:15 PM
Liked it. It's no Raiders, but I think it holds it's own with the others.

aussieinnyc
06-11-2008, 02:26 PM
The choices are heavily biased in the negative. :rolleyes:

Heavily?? You have one totally positive, two positive but with qualifiers, and two negative - how is that heavily biased towards the negative?

I agree there that there has been hyperbole on behalf of people who dislike the film, but this is a great example of hyperbole on behalf of those who feel the need to defend it to the death. Or some other exaggerated extent.

blue_rogue
06-11-2008, 03:47 PM
"It was just ok...I liked all the other movies better though."

Nothing in it made me want to watch it again.

That's pretty much how I felt too. I will watch it again sometime, just not anytime soon.

barbelith
06-11-2008, 03:50 PM
Heavily?? You have one totally positive, two positive but with qualifiers, and two negative - how is that heavily biased towards the negative?

The first option is completely over the top and only applies to people who've seen the movie at least three times. The next option drops all the way to "some of it lost me." Then we're down to it being the worst of all four films.

Which means we're immediately in the negative by the second answer and by the third option (the middle of the choices remember) it's already the worst film in the franchise. No option for "I really enjoyed it and it didn't lose me." No option for "not the best Indiana Jones film but not the worst."

The rampant insecurity here is hilarious.

aussieinnyc
06-11-2008, 04:51 PM
The first option is completely over the top and only applies to people who've seen the movie at least three times. The next option drops all the way to "some of it lost me." Then we're down to it being the worst of all four films.

Which means we're immediately in the negative by the second answer and by the third option (the middle of the choices remember) it's already the worst film in the franchise. No option for "I really enjoyed it and it didn't lose me." No option for "not the best Indiana Jones film but not the worst."

The rampant insecurity here is hilarious.

1) There are a whole bunch of people who have seen the movie more than twice posting here on the board, it seems a valid option to me, although I agree perhaps it should be changed to "twice or more" rather than "more than twice"
2) What is in CAPS at the start of the option? "I liked it" the phrase "some of it lost me" does not invalidate that option, rather qualifies it slightly, and only the most cynical of people who focus on the negative would see that option as being negative
3) The third option sounds to me like your traditional "neutral" response, still indicating approval "It was ok" but upping the qualifier to something more than what we got in option two.

And to address your final comment, the need to shoot down everything and over-analyse anything that doesn't gel with your own personal opinion is boring.

I'm done posting here, the personal attacks from all sides and some people's need to put others down is frustrating. I'm all for civilised discussion, and perhaps I've misread the tone of some comments, both addressed towards my posts and between other posters, but frankly I'm bored by the superior tone a lot of people assume and the rudeness that goes back and forth. Whatever, I have better things to do.

screamingmetal
06-11-2008, 05:21 PM
And to address your final comment, the need to shoot down everything and over-analyse anything that doesn't gel with your own personal opinion is boring.
:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
I'm tired of this crap too. Everyone is entitled to their opinion one way or the other.

DarthNeil
06-11-2008, 05:26 PM
1) There are a whole bunch of people who have seen the movie more than twice posting here on the board, it seems a valid option to me, although I agree perhaps it should be changed to "twice or more" rather than "more than twice"
2) What is in CAPS at the start of the option? "I liked it" the phrase "some of it lost me" does not invalidate that option, rather qualifies it slightly, and only the most cynical of people who focus on the negative would see that option as being negative
3) The third option sounds to me like your traditional "neutral" response, still indicating approval "It was ok" but upping the qualifier to something more than what we got in option two.

And to address your final comment, the need to shoot down everything and over-analyse anything that doesn't gel with your own personal opinion is boring.

I'm done posting here, the personal attacks from all sides and some people's need to put others down is frustrating. I'm all for civilised discussion, and perhaps I've misread the tone of some comments, both addressed towards my posts and between other posters, but frankly I'm bored by the superior tone a lot of people assume and the rudeness that goes back and forth. Whatever, I have better things to do.

:wave

And now back to

:horse

Ryanfromindiana
06-11-2008, 05:34 PM
I totally enjoyed it and more importantly the 12 year old kiddo I went with loved it. It was a fun movie and felt true to the series to me.