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Old 04-09-2008, 10:37 PM   #16
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:56 PM   #17
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That's probably the best attitude to go into it with. People are seriously foaming at the mouth for this though. If it's as good as Temple of Doom (i.e. not particularly good, but reasonably entertaining nontheless) I'll be satisfied with the film, which will still be a level that would crush most people, seeing as Temple of Doom and Last Crusade really aren't as great as people sort of remember them being. Let's see how a brand new film in the same vein handles without having already been built into many fans consciousness like the old films now are. Plus is has Shia.
You bring up a good point about nostalgia vs. the actual quality.

I've always enjoyed The Last Crusade, even if some of the slapstick gets tired at times - making Marcus retarded for no apparent reason for example. At its heart, it has a great father-son story, thrilling action set pieces, and the Nazis... I hate those guys.

This will be my first experience seeing an Indy movie in a theater, too. That'll be a key part of it for most fans my age.
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:03 PM   #18
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I was never much of a Last Crusade fan. It's still better than ToD, but I dunno... I never really liked Sean Connery all that much as an actor, the German chick was annoying, Marcus' stupidity was absurd like you said, and parts of the movie feel like a bit of a drag, especially on repeat viewings. It lacks a lot of the charm and unerring visceral momentum and sense of adventure that makes Raiders so damn great. And I have few reasons to believe the new one will be much better than either of the last two.
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:10 PM   #19
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Yeah, from what I've seen from his work, Connery's only got the James Bond-persona, not much depth, but I still enjoy it for what it is. The German chick is obnoxious, but she's no worse than Kate Capshaw. Most of its problems lie in the second half for me - the pacing isn't as consistent as Raiders, but it doesn't try to jam as much random nonsense in like Doom does.
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He chose... poorly.
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:19 PM   #21
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Wait a second. Isn't this a Bond thread?



Bond girls FTW.
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If you guys want to see Connery doing good non-Bond acting in a great film, get a hold of John Huston's mid 70's film The Man Who Would Be King. It's as exciting an adventure movie as any of the Raiders installments, and it actually has a bit more weight to it as it's based on a Rudyard Kipling story. Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer are also in it, if you needed any more incentive.

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Can't wait for this!
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If you guys want to see Connery doing good non-Bond acting in a great film, get a hold of John Huston's mid 70's film The Man Who Would Be King. It's as exciting an adventure movie as any of the Raiders installments, and it actually has a bit more weight to it as it's based on a Rudyard Kipling story. Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer are also in it, if you needed any more incentive.

Sounds good. I'll add it to the queue.
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Stuntman gravely hurt...

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movi....ap/index.html
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The Man Who Would Be King. One of the greatest films of all time!

Peachy Carnehan: Detriments you call us? Detriments? Well I want to remind you that it was detriments like us that built this bloody Empire AND the Izzat of the bloody Raj. Hats on.


In Bond news, they've now had two accidents in the past week with stuntman filming.
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An Aston Martin gets driven into a lake, a crewmember is injured, now another crewmember was stabbed...do you get hazard pay for working on the set of a bond film?
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Curse you for making me have to look at that LaBoof picture again!
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Bond movies, as hit and miss as they tend to be, are movies I never get my hopes up for. Then, if they're good, I'll be pleasantly surprised. No more Star Wars syndrome for me.
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