> Scott wrote:
>> Ronin wrote:
> |>> Concat wrote:
>> |>> Last Crusade gave me nightmares as a kid, and for some reason
>> |>> of Doom was my favorite growing up.
>> |>> I was fascinated with the monkey brains, the lava pit, the
> |>> bridge
>> |>> scene and the alligators... I know it's kind of the black
> |>> in
>> |>> the trilogy (fudge Crystal Skull), but I still like it more
> |>> Crusade,
>> |>> but now less than Raiders. Fudge the haters.
> |>> And am I
> |>> the only person on the planet that kind of liked Crystal Skull.
> |>> mean, it's got its many problems, but I didn't feel like I wasted
> |>> 2 hours watching it.
>> I liked it. I think the hate for it is a combination of 3 things:
>> 1) People were convinced it would suck before they even saw it,
>> they didn't even give it a chance.
>> 2) It wasn't exactly like the original 3 (or Raiders/Crusade at
>> 3) It's just one of those things that's cool to hate/insult.
> It had no heart in it. Everything about that movie felt forced, which,
> ultimately, shows that it should have never been made in the first
> place. Or they should have done it right.
> I remember reading an interview with Speilberg saying how they were
> going to be using the same kinds of film stock so that it fit with
> the feel of the first three films, and that the lighting was going
> to be similar and that stunts were going to be as much live action
> as possible.
> That isn't what we were presented with. I've never seen a film with
> lighting that feels more polished and "studio" than Crystal Skull.
> It just doesn't feel right.
> I'm a hardcore Indiana Jones nut. Obviously the movie was never going
> to meet my demands/expectations, but what the final product was was
> deplorable and insulting to the Indiana Jones lineage.
> And, no, I don't hate it because "it's just one of those things that's
> cool to hate"; I hated it because in all accounts it was a forced
> movie that felt like a paycheck film.
> They couldn't even get the fan service right.
> And don't even get me started on the script.
Yeah, I'm not saying all 3 of those points are true for everybody. In your case, only #2 fits. At the end of the day, I think it's pretty good, but not nearly as good as Raiders/Last Crusade (which would have been near impossible to achieve).