Originally Posted by LaoChe
I loved all 3 original Indiana Jones movies. Each one of them had something special. However, the 4th was AWFUL!
I rank them in quality by release date.Raiders
-- pure awesomeness! Spielberg/Kasdan/Lucas/Williams at their bestTemple
-- except for a few grating moments provided by Willie and Short Round, it is a high spirited, fun romp from start to finish with wonderfully choreographed stunt sequences and film editing, and a magnificent Williams score. It continues the kind of "Tales from the Crypt" horror comic motif started in Raiders with macabre images and gruesome, otherworldly death scenes.
If you watch Gunga-Din
with Cary Grant, you'll appreciate this movie even more since you'll see just how much that classic inspired Spielberg and Lucas.Crusade
-- It was a kind of lackluster, lazy outing similar to Jedi with the Holy Grail being chased by the Nazis instead of the Ark of the Covenant being chased by the same Nazis. The bad guy's death is also pretty much lifted from Raiders.
One thing that bugged me the most about Crusade... they had to try and "explain" Indiana Jones rather than keeping him enigmatic with a mysterious, "fill in the blanks yourself" background as in the first two films with a totally unnecessary young Indy adventure prologue.Crystal Skull
... what... wait... there was a fourth