Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom (1984)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Quote: “I keep telling you, you listen to me more, you live longer!” – Short Round

Back in 2017, we awarded “Raiders of The Lost Ark” a perfect wipe score. The magical combination of Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Lawrence Kasdan, and Karen Allen was irresistible and timeless.

But change the writing, change the villains, and change the lead lady, and you wind up with a very different movie in the 1984 prequel—one with xenophobia, ridiculous physics, bloated scenes, and a very different Indy.

Missteps aside, “Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom” remains a classic with its action sequences, creative set design, quotable lines, lovable characters, and that ultra-fun mine cart escape. Plus, the organ removal, child slavery, and gratuitous body count basically led to the invention of PG-13 Movies.

Is “Temple of Doom” the weakest movie in the “Indiana Jones” franchise, or are Big D and Ash justified in their love for a misunderstood film? Listen and judge for yourself.

Plot Summary: “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” Adventure sequel. Intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones, on the trail of fortune and glory in Old Shanghai, is ricocheted into a dangerous adventure in India. With his faithful companion Short Round and nightclub singer Willie Scott, Indie goes in search of the magical Sankara stone, and uncovers an ancient evil that threatens all who come into contact with it.

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