mercredi 24 août 2016

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom — Nice sequel that's getting too old — 6*/10

  • Overall: On almost all levels, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas just did not do as good a job as they did on the original (read my review here). However, you do get the same nice feeling of adventure, which is what the audience originally wanted.
  • Who is it for? Indiana Jones fans.
  • Synopsis & information
  • Known actors: Harrison Ford.
  • Setting: Pre-World War II, mostly in India.
  • Style: Adventurous swashbuckling.
  • Pacing: Quick.
  • Intro: Same get right to it feeling as the original.
  • Story: This, no traveling around the world, more silliness, more fantasy, more side character interest, but still lots of action and high adventure.
  • Ending: Well done.
  • Epilogue: One part good, one part bad.
  • Dialogs: Funny and interesting.
  • Characters: The female lead is weaker. The sidekick is lively if caricatural. The bad guys are pathetically underdeveloped.
  • Acting: Nice.
  • Visuals: Nice.
  • Special Effects: They are just too old. Done with less care than the original or maybe they just went beyond what they could do.
  • Score: Same catchy and adventurous work by the great John Williams.