Indy 4… See it!

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  • #40492

    Anonymous

    I… LOVED…IT.

    I would gladly sit through a 5th one. I felt the whole thing was handled very well and easily fits in with the rest of the series.

    No Spoilers, just loved it.

    #100337

    Anonymous

    I’m supposed to be going to see it with a lady friend next week. I could never get my ex to watch the Indy films with me.

    #100339

    Anonymous
    "Zarbisupremo":p3vqhva6 wrote:
    I’m supposed to be going to see it with a lady friend next week. I could never get my ex to watch the Indy films with me.
    [/quote:p3vqhva6]

    My fiance loved it as well and she only really remembered Temple of Doom. she liked that as well but i did not expect her to stay awake for the midnight showing but she did and happily too!

    #100358

    Anonymous

    I shall be watching it tonight. Can’t wait!

    #100438

    Anonymous

    I’ve seen Indy IV too… pretty average. Harrison Ford is just going through the moves, Karen Allen is a shadow of her former glory and the villains don’t hold the same threat or fear factor as the Nazis is Raiders. Liked the nuke scene though. "junior" was pretty good though, but needs a bit more unpleasantness to his rebel without a cause schtick, otherwise he’ll just end up as an American poster boy. Best subtle moment, the picking up hat scene at end. Worst bit – the CGI ants. Most inexplicable bit – the knowledge-gaining scene ending.

    #100441

    Anonymous

    I’ve seen it twice now. To me it is every inch an Indy film and a joy to behold. It really did feel like a natural progression and had some lovely moments in it, without being too self-referential. Two mentions of Henry Jones Sr, one sad and one touching.

    Brilliantly realised iconic imagery from the master Spielberg who thankfully seems to have kept Lucas chained up in a corner. The scene where Indy watches the mushroom cloud is pure cinematic poetry, an image that will live in my head for many years to come.

    The CGI was kept to a minimum…and you can tell. It just feels so much more "real" than most of the blockbuster fare we get nowadays. I’ll grant that the ants did look computer generated, but that didn’t stop my 8yo daughter from being pleasantly scared by them.

    I would quite happily pay again to go and see it for a third time.

    #100460

    Anonymous

    I liked it, minus some parts of the final chase scene. Jr with the rope swinging with the monkeys was a little much, but it was great besides that, I cannot see how all these reviewers can say its not like an Indy film. Did the watch the others at all? Its the same kind of thing.

    #100504

    Anonymous

    yeah enjoyed it. Would have been a smash if it had a darker tone and they cut out the slapstick monkey scene and tree scene with the motor.

    #100509

    Anonymous
    "kopicbloodaxe":2fn43439 wrote:
    I’ve seen it twice now. To me it is every inch an Indy film and a joy to behold. It really did feel like a natural progression and had some lovely moments in it, without being too self-referential. Two mentions of Henry Jones Sr, one sad and one touching.

    Brilliantly realised iconic imagery from the master Spielberg who thankfully seems to have kept Lucas chained up in a corner. The scene where Indy watches the mushroom cloud is pure cinematic poetry, an image that will live in my head for many years to come.

    The CGI was kept to a minimum…and you can tell. It just feels so much more "real" than most of the blockbuster fare we get nowadays. I’ll grant that the ants did look computer generated, but that didn’t stop my 8yo daughter from being pleasantly scared by them.

    I would quite happily pay again to go and see it for a third time.
    [/quote:2fn43439]

    Kopic sir, you have echoed my thoughts. minus the 8yo daughter, haven’t got one of them yet.

    Also Anthony and Tom hit on the monkeys, while I did not hate the scene as you can obviously tell that they are setting up Mutt to be the new Indy and that was just like the opening scenes made for the last crusade, the monkeys could have been better realized and less cartoon like.

    the CGI ants did not bother me. We know there is going to be some sort of insect, or animal that people are or should be afraid of in the films. and watching all of the making of’s for the last 3 films you can see that they had a hard time getting the amount of creatures they needed and either used rubber snakes, or wind up rats (for their protection) and then they had issues getting them to do what they needed. While they always looked great because they were physical, I think the giant ants would have been hard, or extremely unsafe to do live.

    Personally I expected see a fair amount of CGI and did not expect to see the same Action hero Indy we saw in the past 3 film, but to my surprise the CGI was minimally used and indy was more Action hero then I expected.

    About the tree chopping scene, it didn’t bother me, they seemed to go for that sci fi feel that was there in the 50′s for this film, having based it’s story telling method on 1950′s sci fi B movies, and a lot of the imagery really reflected that and I thought was rather striking. And since they did not make this a 100% CGI fest the scenes where it was used (or noticeably used) we fine by me.

    Lucky guy Kopic, by the way, I want to see it again but am waiting for my brother to be free.

    #100510

    Anonymous
    "Charlie Croker":1vcqmxfn wrote:
    Worst bit – the CGI ants. Most inexplicable bit – the knowledge-gaining scene ending.
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    Hey Croker, just curious why you felt it was inexplicable, I know some people had issues with it which is why I am asking. My take was that (and this is assuming what you meant) that they were sharing their knowledge with her but that she could not handle the intake of information. that said I seem to recall her atomizing so maybe I am wrong, my second viewing will hopefully clear that up.

    #100528

    Anonymous
    "Terrasolo":1d145jec wrote:
    "Charlie Croker":1d145jec wrote:
    Worst bit – the CGI ants. Most inexplicable bit – the knowledge-gaining scene ending.
    [/quote:1d145jec]

    Hey Croker, just curious why you felt it was inexplicable, I know some people had issues with it which is why I am asking. My take was that (and this is assuming what you meant) that they were sharing their knowledge with her but that she could not handle the intake of information. that said I seem to recall her atomizing so maybe I am wrong, my second viewing will hopefully clear that up.
    [/quote:1d145jec]

    My take is the same. They gave her exactly what she wanted (as a punishment?) and it destoyed her. Very similar to the Rassilon philosphy of Five Doctors.

    #100539

    Anonymous
    "Terrasolo":28egyczu wrote:
    the monkeys could have been better realized and less cartoon like.
    [/quote:28egyczu]

    I take that back, they looked pretty darn good. don’t know why I thought they didn’t maybe because the gophers had a cartoonish look to them, but even they looked better then I remembered.

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