Rank The Indiana Jones Saga

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  1. Doom Trooper Jedi Master

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    Oh for sure. One of my most cherished pieces :) I got to get a new copy in better shape, sometime.
  2. AgentCoop Force Ghost

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    ^^I have that book, too. And I love it. As to the OP's question:

    Raiders
    Temple Of Doom
    Last Crusade
    Crystal Skull

    Not too long ago, I would have rated Last Crusade above Temple Of Doom, but recently I have come to appreciate TOD.
  3. Ackbar's Fishsticks Jedi Grand Master

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    Temple of Doom wins the gold medal in pure escapism. I like that it feels like an interlude in Indy's life. He's not going on a job for the museum, he's stranded in the absolute middle of nowhere and ends up getting roped into a rescue mission. There are magical artifacts, but they almost feel like an afterthought - the main thing is "save the children," which makes him feel less like a tomb raider and more like a knight errant from the classic stories. The bad guys are an ancient and supernatural evil that's over the top in a way that even the Nazis couldn't be. It doesn't feel like a major moment in his life, unlike the other movies. It's basically just a pure thrill ride from beginning to end.
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  4. banthatracks74 Jedi Knight

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    1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    2. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    3. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    4. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  5. Jarren_Lee-Saber Force Ghost

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    I'm about 100% that this is against the TOS.
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  6. solo77 Force Ghost

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    South Pak can never be aginst the TOS! ;)
  7. Jarren_Lee-Saber Force Ghost

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    South Pak maybe, but South Park (and much as we may like it) certainly violates the TOS!
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  8. Doom Trooper Jedi Master

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    That's a great way to look at it.
  9. Doom Trooper Jedi Master

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    Seeing as this is a somewhat family-friendly site, definitely.
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  10. SarlacsDinnerParty Jedi Padawan

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    Raiders
    last crusade
    temple
    Kingdom
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  11. Doom Trooper Jedi Master

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    I should get a newer copy of it sometime, mine's got quite a bit of wear.
  12. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    Mod action: added a warning to the posts containing the South Park link - it's pretty well-known material, so not removing.
  13. solo77 Force Ghost

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    :)
  14. Doom Trooper Jedi Master

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    A warning is fair enough, I think.
  15. Doom Trooper Jedi Master

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    I may have asked before, but who's your favorite villain in the series? Mola Ram is easily mine, such a scary, evil and nightmarish character.
  16. woj101 Force Ghost

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    This dude (Toht)'s my favourite as the most iconic, but Mola Ram is played very well too.

    My ranking:

    1) ROTLA - Definitive
    2) TLC - 11 o'clock
    3) TOD - Strong Bridge
    4) KOTCS - Like a broom to their footprints

    That's the current ranking, but KOTCS is at a disadvantage as I've only seen it 3 times, and not as a kid, so it's nowhere near as embedded as the others.
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  17. Doom Trooper Jedi Master

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    Toht's a great foe. Even though he isn't seen much, you never forget it when you do see him. Even as a kid I always thought he was extremely sinister and unnerving.
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  18. Jarren_Lee-Saber Force Ghost

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    1. Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark = 271 points
    2. Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade = 252 points
    3. Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom = 187 points
    4. Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull = 159 points

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  19. Kev Snowmane Jedi Grand Master

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    Either Last Crusade or Raiders, depending on my mood, then Crystal Skull (by dint of only one movie to a slot, then Temple.
  20. Encuentro Jedi Knight

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    Raiders
    Temple of Doom
    Last Crusade
    Crystal Skull

    I like them in order. If I had been asked 20 years ago, I would have put Temple of Doom ahead of Raiders. As I've gotten a little older, I've grown to like Raiders a little more than Temple of Doom. I loved the first 2 films when I saw them in theaters, but was a little put off by the excessive gags in Last Crusade. However, it's still a fun film, and I've grown to like it more over the years. Sorry, Crystal Skull fans, but I've never liked this film. I hated it the first time I saw it in the theater. I gave it another chance on DVD and hated it just as much.
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  21. AndyLGR Jedi Grand Master

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    Me too. I'm sure they wanted him to have a robotic hand or arm too, which would have made him even more menacing watching it as a kid.
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  22. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    They certainly played on that almost effortless sense of menace he has when he confronts Belloq & Marion in the tent, pulls out a metal bar with a chain attached, they gasp, he twists it - and folds it into a coat-hanger.
  23. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    They certainly played on the effortless sense of menace he has when he confronts Belloq & Marion in the tent, whips out a metal bar with a chain attached, they gasp, he twists it - and promptly folds it into a coat-hanger for his aide to take his coat.
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  24. AndyLGR Jedi Grand Master

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    He doesn't need to do anything to be menacing, its a great bit of acting. Although I've not seen it Speilberg used the coat hanger gag in 1941 that was made a couple of years before Rairders.
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  25. Doom Trooper Jedi Master

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    Toht is a perfect example of a villain who may not get much screentime but he's unforgettable with the scenes he gets. Hard not to feel a strong sense of unease every time he appears in the film.
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