Sunday, July 21, 2013

INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984)

1935.  Indiana finds himself poisoned and in an all-out battle with some Chinese gangsters in a swanky Shanghai nightclub.  During his daring escape he accidentally picks up a female nightclub singer by the name of Willie Scott.  After getting away on a airplane he finds himself in an even bigger jam and then mixed up in some bullshit where an evil priest is turning people into mindless zombies and stealing children from a local village to use as slave labor in his mine!  Even worse is this dude can use an evil Von Erich Claw move to pull out your still beating heart before tossing you in a volcano!  "Kali Ma.  Kali Ma!"

For some reason (maybe because it's so dark, maybe because Kate Capshaw screams a lot) this film is kinda looked down on by members of the No Fun Club, but I love it and have watched it like 13 million times.  The story is badass and pack in tight as Hell, there's not a minute wasted in this sucker.  It's constantly going forward.  The action scenes get you all excited and that bug scene!  Holy shit that scene was ickier than a dozen killer bug movies.  Awesome temple, scary bad guy, fast pace, crazy action, gross/hilarious dinner scene, jaw-dropping roller coaster/mine cart chase.  INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM has everything a great adventure movie needs.  Highly recommended.

Part 1 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
Part 3 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Part 4 - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull