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The Temple of Doom was the first of these epic-lame sequels.
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After the huge success of Raiders in 1981, The Temple of Doom was an understandably huge box office hit when it came out three years later. The film grossed almost 34 million dollars nation-wide in America during its opening weekend in theaters - this is 22 million more than when Raiders was released! I'm sure that, at the time, those who paid part of those millions to see it thought that it was satisfactory "as far as sequels go" [kind of like the Harry Potter movies]. My dad related to me that he liked it back then, though he now admits [after joining me in my re-watch and analysis] that it's pretty bad. If it wasn't for the extreme nostalgic value of the film, I personally would have heartlessly added it to my "Worst Films Ever" list. Though many people view this as a "classic" just because it's an Indiana Jones movie, I'm afraid I really don't agree.
extremely unlikable Kate Capshaw] who found it necessary to scream over every little thing and have no personality whatsoever; the very stunted and you-can-tell-it-was-written-for-them dialogue [complete with terrible sexual innuendo]; the weird, shallow and lame-as-hell plot; and the random and overly long sequences of ridiculous action which go so far they exceed even "so bad it's good" territory. Ugh.
Karen Allen; interesting plot and character development; fun and exciting action sequences; and engaging and funny dialogue] Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom loses you in its desperate attempt to entertain you. It's hokeyness almost felt on purpose at times, with weirdly arranged jokes or puns and occasionally silly acting. Capshaw even made fourth-wall contact with the audience at one point!
Ricky Gervais' stand-up or riding a bicycle. I recommend any or all of those to watching this gigantic pile of Spielberg-scum.
4/10 "lame as hell"