Word on the street about the new Indiana Jones movie is that it is

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utter garbage. People who have seen it are caling it a 'fan's worst nightmare' and 'dreadful'. What did you expect? George Lucas has a knack for absolutely killing old classics. Reviewers are saying it is as bad as the Phatom Menace was for Star Wars.


http://sffmedia.com/content/view/193/38/



Apparently it is Colonel Jones now...
 

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utter garbage. People who have seen it are caling it a 'fan's worst nightmare' and 'dreadful'. What did you expect? George Lucas has a knack for absolutely killing old classics. Reviewers are saying it is as bad as the Phatom Menace was for Star Wars.


http://sffmedia.com/content/view/193/38/



Apparently it is Colonel Jones now...
This is a review by one person. :rolleyes:

The film has not been screened yet, that won't be until tomorrow at the Cannes Film Festival and the film has been kept 'secret" there have been no showings of the film until today. I seriously doubt the credibilty of this person claiming to have been to some secret premiere of the movie. Your article is dated 5-13.

http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/news/ap/20080516/121095996000.html [Broken]

And Gravenewworld, you've been warned numerous times about making these super overly dramatic threads.
 
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I'm trying to remember if the critics liked the original one either. Often the critics give a movie a really harsh review, but it winds up being wildly popular by regular movie goers who just want to see something fun and enjoyable without worrying about complex plot lines and artsy cinematography.
 
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This is a review by one person. :rolleyes:

The film has not been screened yet, that won't be until tomorrow at the Cannes Film Festival and the film has been kept 'secret" there have been no showings of the film until today. I seriously doubt the credibilty of this person claiming to have been to some secret premiere of the movie. Your article is dated 5-13.

http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/news/ap/20080516/121095996000.html [Broken]

And Gravenewworld, you've been warned numerous times about making these super overly dramatic threads.

Apparently you don't know your pop culture very well Evo. Exhibitor screenings are required by law in 2 dozen states to prevent blind bidding on films which theater owners/execs used to have to do. Paramount has already shown such exhibitor screenings to theater execs and their reviews have started to leak out.


Oh and overly dramatic could describe 60% of PFers.


They are calling LaBeouf (or whatever his name is) the new Jar Jar.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/10/movies/10indy.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&oref=slogin

Paramount had shown the film to a handful of theater company executives at its Los Angeles lot and elsewhere.

Movie studios increasingly tend to protect their biggest bets from advance showings. Two years ago, for instance, Sony Pictures screened “The Da Vinci Code” for critics at the Cannes Film Festival only two days before its opening in the United States. But exhibitors’ screenings can open a window for determined reviewers.

Such screenings are required in about two dozen states that have laws against blind-bidding, a practice in which theater owners were once asked to bid on films they had not seen.

As a practical matter, there is little or no actual bidding in the contemporary theater business, which relies instead on negotiations between distributors and theater owners. But distributors continue to hold screenings for theater company executives in the weeks before a film’s release, whether as a courtesy or as a way to avoid conflict with a patchwork of state laws.

Theater executives may have an incentive to play down a movie’s prospects after such a screening, to get better terms. In any case, many fans will most likely flock to “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” if only to make their own judgments about Mr. Spielberg’s decision to revisit the franchise fully 19 years after its last installment. Still, bad notices could keep the more ambivalent moviegoers from attending and thwart a truly huge box office haul.
 
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I am still looking forward to seeing the new film. I think it will be good, I have liked all the rest of them, so far..... :smile:
 
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It's not a revisitation, so much as a continuation. As with Star Wars, the Indy movies were intended to be a trio of trilogies (nine parts). Whatever might have changed due to technology and viewer preferences, this movie was planned before the first one came out.
 
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I just hope that Spielberg decided not to go too overboard with the special effects. The one thing I loved about the series is how realistic it was... no overdone pyrotechnics, nothing too 'out there'.

Then again, I suppose there's nothing realistic about souls coming out of the Ark of the Covenant and an 800 year old knight from the First Crusade surviving to the 1920s.

I guess as long as there's plenty of power hungry Nazis, i'll be happy.:biggrin:
 
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Oh and overly dramatic could describe 60% of PFers.
At least in GD. :tongue2:
 
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I just hope that Spielberg decided not to go too overboard with the special effects. The one thing I loved about the series is how realistic it was... no overdone pyrotechnics, nothing too 'out there'.

Then again, I suppose there's nothing realistic about souls coming out of the Ark of the Covenant and an 800 year old knight from the First Crusade surviving to the 1920s.

I guess as long as there's plenty of power hungry Nazis, i'll be happy.:biggrin:
When you consider the plot, it may not be as way out as the aliens Lucas wanted, but it may be pretty far out there. I guess if anyone can pull it off, Spielberg can. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will be ok. I'd like to see one more Indiana Jones film.
 
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Oh and overly dramatic could describe 60% of PFers.
HOW DARE YOU, YOU THRICE ACCURSED SON OF A CROSS-EYED SHE-CAMEL???!!
I can get away with that in GD, right...? :uhh:

:biggrin:
 
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Well, at least Harrison Ford is in it.
 
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Well, at least Harrison Ford is in it.
Ultimate person who makes the movie what it is, and sooo good :biggrin:
 
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Ultimate person who makes the movie what it is, and sooo good :biggrin:
If he can't make the movie good, the movie is, per definition, plain crap. :biggrin:
 
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Well, at least Harrison Ford is in it.
You heathen!!!! Karen Allen is in it and she MADE the first movie.
 
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You heathen!!!! Karen Allen is in it and she MADE the first movie.
Yes, but Harrison Ford.
 
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If he can't make the movie good, the movie is, per definition, plain crap. :biggrin:
Exactly, I'm so with you on that one :biggrin:
 
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I just hope that Spielberg decided not to go too overboard with the special effects. The one thing I loved about the series is how realistic it was... no overdone pyrotechnics, nothing too 'out there'.

Then again, I suppose there's nothing realistic about souls coming out of the Ark of the Covenant and an 800 year old knight from the First Crusade surviving to the 1920s.

I guess as long as there's plenty of power hungry Nazis, i'll be happy.:biggrin:
From what I've heard he is fighting commies aka Soviets. Something about not being able to make Harrison Ford look young enough to have him going against Nazis.
 
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am i the only one who hasnt seen ANY of the indian jones movies :eek:
 
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am i the only one who hasnt seen ANY of the indian jones movies :eek:
:eek:

You do know that Raiders is the best movie ever made, bar none...
 
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am i the only one who hasnt seen ANY of the indian jones movies :eek:
I'm sure there are a handful of North Koreans and Tibetan monks who haven't seen it, but yeah, you're one of perhaps a few dozen.
 
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am i the only one who hasnt seen ANY of the indian jones movies :eek:
Say What???? I think you are really like so totally missing out. I know there are a few out there that haven't, but not too many...
 
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From what I've heard he is fighting commies aka Soviets. Something about not being able to make Harrison Ford look young enough to have him going against Nazis.
That's a bit of a letdown, but I suppose it'll do.

Are they at least ill tempered?:biggrin:
 
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I'm in.

I'll bet the good guys win :)
 
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Action Adventure and Fantasy

I'm in.

I'll bet the good guys win :)
Alfi, I haven't heard that name in a long time. Brought back a flood of memories...
alphie.jpg
 
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Oh dear lord, I am watching one of the many tv shows hanging onto the interest in the new Indian Jones film.

This is on the Sci-Fi channel "Mystery of the crystal Skulls".

Ok, a review after it's over.
 

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