Rank The Indiana Jones Saga

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by Doom Trooper, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. royalguard962.0 Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Apr 3, 2014
    1. Doom
    2. Crusade
    3. Raiders


    195. Skulls

    Mac is the Jar Jar Binks of the Indiana Jones franchise. By that I mean, he seems an unnecessary addition to the story/film.
    CaptainHamYoyo likes this.
  2. Darth Chip Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 7, 1999
    1. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    3. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    4. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  3. Doom Trooper Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 1, 2014
    star 1

    I agree, I think him and Oxley should've been deleted from the film.
  4. CaptainHamYoyo Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 18, 2011
    star 2
    I didn't mind Oxley too much, but yeah I didn't care for Mac. Wish they would've brought back Sallah.
  5. Doom Trooper Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 1, 2014
    star 1
    I wasn't too upset about Sallah not being in it, I always thought he was useless in TLC and didn't serve a real purpose there. Mac and Oxley to me were very much like that.
  6. Jedi General Gelderd Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 6, 2004
    star 5
    I just find it hard now to think this guy...

    [IMG]

    .... is associated with the Indiana Jones saga in what may/may not be Ford's last film for us to remember Indy in.
    Pensivia and CaptainHamYoyo like this.
  7. solo77 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2002
    star 5
    Raiders of the Losk Ark
    Last Crusade
    Temple of Doom
    Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  8. Doom Trooper Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 1, 2014
    star 1

    It can safely be said he'll never be associated with the series ever again...
  9. Doop Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 24, 2014
    star 4
    -ROTLA
    -TLC
    -TOD
    -KOTCS

    It's really disappointing to see how KOTCS turned out.....
  10. Odolwa Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 12, 2013
    star 3
    Last Crusade
    Temple of Doom
    Raiders of the Losk Ark
    Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    Crystal Skull was ok until alien stuff.
  11. Doom Trooper Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 1, 2014
    star 1
    I didn't mind the alien stuff in KOTCS with repeat views, although I still find the UFO bit over the top.
  12. Doom Trooper Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 1, 2014
    star 1
    Relating to the series, anyone ever done an all-day marathon of the series? I've done so many times with all four films in a straight row, one of my favorite series to marathon. I usually like to watch them in release order beginning with Raiders, given TOD's much more frantic pace that can make adjusting to Raiders' more subdued pacing a little tough when watching it right afterwards.
  13. EternalHero Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 17, 2014
    star 2
    Very interesting to see how many people rate Last Crusade #1 and how many people like Crystal Skull more than Temple of Doom, both interesting trends.
    Last edited by EternalHero, Apr 28, 2014
  14. Doom Trooper Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 1, 2014
    star 1
    Most people I know of if anything rate them that way.
  15. KeithyT Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 17, 2014
    star 2
    For me it's...

    1. Raiders
    2. Temple Of Doom
    3. The Last Crusade
    4. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    I love The Last Crusade, and of course the religious artefact McGuffins work best BUT Last Crusade is almost a carbon copy of Raiders plot and structure-wise (admittedly a perfect template). Temple Of Doom just wins my number two slot. Good fun and so many cool moments.
  16. Doom Trooper Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 1, 2014
    star 1

    So true, I think some of the most memorable moments of the whole series come from TOD. Then again, the same can easily be said for the other three.
  17. dragonsith13 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 3, 2005
    star 4
    Temple of Doom (Absolute favorite, story is great and for a mid movie in a prequel I think does a great job)
    The Last Crusade (I am biased I am a huge old James Bond fan, the comic relief that is present between Elder and younger Jones makes the movie)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark (Relationship between Miriam and Indiana is great component of this one, plus one of most iconic scene is when Indiana shoots swordsman in square)
    Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (I really liked this movie, and was entertained, I do watch it frequently. Hurt, Harrison make a good combination in the story line. And I think there are some great sequences, but it will never live up to the originals)

    You have to give Lucas credit he produce a great trilogy and followed it up despite criticism with a entertaining movie.
    Jarren_Lee-Saber likes this.
  18. AntilllesRedTwo Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 4, 2013
    Crusade, Raiders, Temple, Crystal (the space between spaces?)
    Sarge likes this.
  19. bleed0range Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 29, 2007
    star 1
    Raiders, TOD, Crusade, KOTCS

    I find the biggest issue with KOTCS is just that the screenplay was kind of bad. Harrison does a good job, the direction is good, the sets/lighting is good... but the story kind of is boring with some bad dialogue like yes the space between spaces. It's just not a very strong story, which is why it wasn't made for like 20 years. But Lucas was stubborn and held out until he got it made the way he wanted it to be made. I think it could have been a lot better, but with some distance between now and 2008 I can now sort of enjoy it for what it is.
    Last edited by bleed0range, May 5, 2014
  20. AndyLGR Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 1, 2014
    star 3
    Raiders
    TLC
    TOD
    KOTCS

    KOTCS has a terrible macguffin, with no real point to it or reason why it has to go back to the temple / ship. The second half has too many characters along for the ride with Indy and it makes it a mess. Oxley is totally pointless. The dialogue between Marion and Indy and Mutt is cringe worthy, her addition in particular was another idea poorly executed. Aliens appearing at the end. Space between spaces?? WTF. I can't believe no one involved in that film read that script and thought 'this is a great story'.
  21. Doom Trooper Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 1, 2014
    star 1

    I feel similarly in a way, I feel time as been kind to it.
  22. Doom Trooper Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 1, 2014
    star 1
    Anybody plan to watch TOD or TLC for their anniversaries this month? I will be for sure.
    CaptainHamYoyo likes this.
  23. Doom Trooper Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 1, 2014
    star 1

    I quite liked the Crystal Skull itself as the relic for Indy to pursue, but while I do enjoy the film (much moreso than initially) I can't help but roll my eyes at the UFO at the end. They could've done something so much better than that, though I do think the alien skeletons merging together was pretty neat.
  24. Darth Bradius Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 27, 2014
    star 1
    Kinda shocked at how many people here liked Crystal Skull.

    My Ranking
    1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    2. The Last Crusade
    3. Temple of Doom
    4. First thirty minutes of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull are really well done and exciting - The rest is just uninspired drivel in my opinion.
  25. Doom Trooper Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 1, 2014
    star 1
    I think Skull's reception overtime has improved somewhat. It seems much of the disliking towards it was initially disappointment (which I definitely felt during my first viewing).