August 2nd 2008 04:11
Now that the heat has died down a bit and everyone has already written their Indy blog, it is time for mine.
As if George Lucas wasn’t successful enough in the trilogy department, he decided to roll out another blockbuster franchise, this time with crack-shot producer Steven Spielberg.
And I guess, that was that.
I watched all 3 movies for the first time in many, many years, and while they are fairly dated in some areas, the classic suspense and action scenes are still outstanding.
The monkey in Raiders is a classic, and the claustrophobic room in Temple (ala Star Wars garbage room) is still nail-biting to this day.
Sometimes when people haven’t seen a movie for so long, they forget how good or bad it really was. Indy is probably not as fantastic as it was when we grew up.
I know many people were upset with the new edition, and while they probably didn’t need to add another chapter in a trilogy, I thought it was nearly as strong as the others.
Aside from a few bad moment where people over stepped their boundaries, it was a decent film. Like the George Lucas like ‘tarzan’ scene that was a bit farfetched, even for this. Or the Steven Spielberg moment where they actually showed the ‘being’ alive. It about lost me at that point.
But other than that, I thought it was great to see Indy with a story line.
However, it will never have as much playback as the classic originals, which is a true 80’s trilogy.
I haven't seen much of it, but many people are talking about the famous remake that some kids made during the 80's. They spent all their money and asking for every gift during Christmas and birthdays to be related to making the film -
An amateur, near shot-for-shot remake was made by Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb, then children in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. It took the boys seven years to finish, from 1982-1989. After production of the film, called Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, wrapped in 1989, it was shelved and forgotten until 2003, where it was discovered by Eli Roth and acclaimed by Spielberg himself who congratulated the boys on their hard work and said he looked forward to seeing their names on the big screen.Scott Rudin and Paramount Pictures have purchased the trio's life rights and will be producing a film based on their adventures making their remake.
'Well, Jones, at least you haven't forgotten how to show a lady a good time.'
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