For one of the first threads in this forum, I'd like to discuss the reason why I think Temple of Doom ends up as the weakest in the Indy Trilogy. Not counting the Jar-Jar duo that is Willie Scott and Short Round (Howey Smokes! Cwash Wanding!), I belive the downfall of this film is its weak villian, Mola Ram of the Thugee cult. He seems to be the power behind the throne at Bangcock palace. However, he is introduced into the film almost an hour after the start time, and we learn very little about him, just that he's an evil man who rips out hearts and laughs alot. I for one would have combined the character Mola Rom with that of the Prime Minister Chattar Lal. Lal was trained at Oxford, and a social and intellectual equal to Jones. However, unlike Jones, Lal had embraced the Thugee cult as his own, but he too was just a bit player. I belive that if Lal was also the leader of the cult, it would add more weight to his and Indy's back and forth at the Dinner table and allow the villian to be introduced much earlier in the film. In its currenct conception, we don't learn the fate of Lal in particular. Oh well, my two cents.