Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Original Indiana Jones Trilogy

I recently had the opportunity of seeing Steven Spielberg’s latest - the 4th installment of the Indiana Jones series – Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of Crystal Skull – something I had been eagerly looking forward to for the last several years. After wasting 122 minutes of mindless nonsense, I was wondering what took Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Harrison Ford and Co 9 long years to make this stupid mess. Utterly disappointed and let down, I decided to refresh my good memories of the famed adventurer and watched the original Indiana Jones trilogy again and again until I could banish all remnants of the 4th disaster.

I remember seeing the first part – Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Last Ark when I was very young. A swash buckling magical adventure, it set new standards and was the original blockbuster though some current viewers may find it a little dated. The fact however that it’s still ranked at No.18 on the IMDB Top 250 chart is proof of its all time popularity.

The second part – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was a dark ride, supposedly set in India but actually shot mostly in Sri Lanka. With the original bad man of Hindi cinema - Amrish Puri for good company, this is my personal favourite. It’s an other story that it received mixed - negative reviews and was banned in India for its racist and religious overtones depicting Indians as monkey-eating practitioners of the occult. The third installment – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with Sean Connery is a more of a rehash of the first part but its more spectacular, thrilling and is considered by many fans as the best of the three.

Skip the most recent version and watch the 'original' originals! 


  1. Its like a 3 in 1 package. Thanks a ton.

    Lucienne, Paris

  2. thanks x 3 times.

    harrison jb

  3. thanks dude

    a indy jones fan


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