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Old 05-18-2008, 01:46 AM   #541
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deep, I think you've set your expectations so low that even watching paint dry would surpass them.



here is a picture of Ford without makeup



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Old 05-18-2008, 03:57 AM   #542
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FYI
I noticed one spoiler in this review but if you really are trying to fly totally blind, you shouldn't be reading early reviews at all, now should you?

It's a pretty obvious one that anyone could have guessed anyways.

http://entertainment.timesonline.co....cle3953920.ece

Someone liked it.
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:12 AM   #543
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Wish they'd work on Lao Che more, he was a better villain in those few minutes than that cult leader.

Luckily Connery/Ford dialogues made the Crusade work, unlike anything Capshaw or Short Round did in Doom.
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here is a picture of Ford without makeup


I think you're jealous that Ford is still damn good looking for his age, wrinkles and all
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:42 AM   #545
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wow, more reviews that are positive. i guess it went over much better. perhaps the AICN review was a plant to lower fan boy expectations.

i skim these reviews and try to avoid plot details and focus more on judgments bout quality. here's an excerpt:

[q]All the classic ingredients are thrown into the mix - murky temples with devilish contraptions, ancient pictographs scrawled on walls, and horrible creepy-crawlies scurrying over the imperilled heroine.

Director Steven Spielberg has largely jettisoned computer generated effects (much to the chagrin of tech freak Lucas) with the result that the film's action sequences have a visceral, physical quality you rarely find in modern-day blockbusters.

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For the hardcore Jones fans, this film was never going to live up to expectations.

One cinemagoer leaving the first press screening in Cannes said: "George Lucas, you gotta stop hurting us".

But this is no Phantom Menace or Godfather III. The quality control has been maintained, despite the 19-year wait.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7407209.stm

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Old 05-18-2008, 11:14 AM   #546
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Wish they'd work on Lao Che more, he was a better villain in those few minutes than that cult leader.

Luckily Connery/Ford dialogues made the Crusade work, unlike anything Capshaw or Short Round did in Doom.
I think it's funny that you never hear from him again. Unless you count the video game 'Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb' as canon - it leads right into Temple of Doom.
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Old 05-18-2008, 11:25 AM   #547
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Genuine review STRAIGHT out of Cannes.

http://www.cinematical.com/2008/05/1...-crystal-skul/

Sounds like exactly what I've been predicting since the original Teaser.
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:06 PM   #548
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There have also been reviews saying that it's the best of the sequels, or that it's more in line with Last Crusade but still better than Temple of Doom, or that it's as good as Temple of Doom and better than Last Crusade.

All in all, depends on the level of fandom going into it. The common criticism does seem to go back into Lucas' story, which does look ridiculous, even for an Indy flick.

Then again, who at Cannes doesn't have a giant stick up their ass when it comes to movies like these?
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The reviewer I linked to was anything but a stuck-up arthouse snob. And other early AICN reviews felt the same way, though many of their legitimacy is of question.

A few other Cannes reviews I've seen so far have been positive like you said, though any film "as good as Temple Of Doom" is still a pile of shit in my eyes. But the bottom line does look like the story is ridiculous, the script it terrible (David Koepp, Professional Hack at your service), and LeDouche is lame as usual. Everything else seems to be getting varying reactions depending on personal preferences, so we'll see how it goes.
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Old 05-18-2008, 03:09 PM   #550
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The reviews I've read
sound like about 2 1/2 stars out of 5
or perhaps even 3/5

it could have easily been a 1 or 2 star movie.

I give them credit. The cards were stacked against them.


It will do good business this weekend.


but, it will be judged on the "expectations" scale.

Mission Impossible III had a very good opening and went on to do great box office. But all the talk was about how it did not meet expectations.
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I thought MI:3 was the best and most exciting of the whole series, but that's just me.

Opinions are gonna vary, but yeah Lance, those probably will be constants.
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I enjoyed MI:3 more than most did. Solid actioner for sure. Still preferred the original Cruise film, but it was a huge improvement over Woo's misguided sequel. Sure it was fairly mindless, but it succeeded on the basic terms of a star-driven action flick.

All in all I think I'll end up enjoying Indy 4 in the same way I enjoyed something like Revenge of the Sith...meaning not too much, but there will still be a few moments and components I find worth watching. Though, I'm less of an Indy fan than I am Star Wars fan, so I might not even enjoy it that much.
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:43 PM   #553
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MI 3 was a good film

but, all I remember hearing, was that Cruise had missed the mark
because the BO did not meet expectations


And Lance, reading your earlier posts in this thread, I think we are in agreement

sequels more often than not,
should be avoided
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15 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes so far. 67%. Not bad.

I look forward to seeing it and am hoping to be pleasantly surprised, since my expectations are fairly low.
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Rotten Tomatoes


as long as it stays above 60 it will be fresh

if it falls below 60, it will be rotten


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