Which IJ is best?

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  1. reeves1 Jedi Youngling

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    Which of the 3 movies is your favorite?
  2. Cigam Retah Force Ghost

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    In terms of character development, cinematography, story, direction and plot, I'd say 'Raiders of the Lost Ark.'

    However, much like 'Empire Strikes Back,' which requires the introduction and development of 'A New Hope,' The Last Crusade is a more fun, enjoyable movie.
  3. Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn The Other Saga Moderator

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    I think Raiders is the best, hands down.
  4. Mr. P FanFic Archive Editor, Manager Emeritus

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    They're all awesome! But The Last Crusade is just more fun. :)

    --Mr. P :cool:
  5. reeves1 Jedi Youngling

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    I have a very hard time choosing between Raiders and Last Crusade.
  6. KaaShamau Jedi Master

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    Raiders, Crusade, then Doom.
  7. ryanof1 Jedi Master

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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a favorite for me. Just good all around fun, and great character development.
  8. Oakessteve Manager Emeritus

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    Raiders of the Lost Ark. The Last Crusade was great, too, but Raiders of the Lost Ark is so fresh and sharp it's still exciting to watch today, I think.
  9. Carter-TFN Ex-Staff, Admin Emeritus

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    The one with the ark of the covenant.
  10. Padme Bra Administrator Emeritus

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    Has to be Raiders. Better story, better vilains, better girl, better action. Last Crusade had too much slapstick.
  11. Admiral Maciejewski Jedi Master

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    Raiders. The original is always the best in any series. Well, most of them anyways (excpet for Star Wars and Star Trek).
  12. Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Grand Master

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    Raiders, Last Crusade, Temple of Doom. In that order. They're all good, but Raiders is by far the best.
  13. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    My favorite is definitely Raiders of the Lost Ark, though I love the other two films, as well.
  14. Darth Sebious Manager Emeritus

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  15. Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master

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  16. darthfrede Jedi Master

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    "Last Crusade" & "Raiders" are my favorites...
  17. waheennay Jedi Master

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    They're all great, but personally I like Temple of Doom the best. It was the first Indy movie I ever saw and I really loved the mine car chase.
  18. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Raiders. Although last Crusade isn't bad. ToD was awful, though.
  19. waheennay Jedi Master

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  20. Jedi_Tin-Buk_Tu Jedi Master

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  21. Coolguy4522 Jedi Youngling

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    I thought both were great, but ToD was kind of stupid.
  22. waheennay Jedi Master

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    I just think Spielberg showed real cajones making that one.
  23. EagleIFilms Jedi Grand Master

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    Crusiade...but only by a smigion, becuase of Connery.
    Then comes Raiders
    Doom sucked.
  24. waheennay Jedi Master

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  25. Tellesto Jedi Grand Master

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    I saw The Temple of Doom on TV the other night and I would agree that Lucas was very daring with the script and overall tone.
    Not that it would be the best Indy film, but it is heavily under-credited considering the fact that the film is still considered fairly dark by today's standards.

    Indy is well portrayed in that film also.
    Even though he is given a bit more flamboyance then shown in Raiders of the Lost Ark he comes off as an intelligent lead character backed up by humor.

    Padme Bra is right when he suggests that there is perhaps too much slapstick humor in The Last Crusade, but initially I found that to be the charm of the movie.
    Spielberg was still reeling from The Temple of Doom and promised a much more upbeat Indy film.

    Lucas wrote the script as he would any other Indy film, but SS was the man who lightened it up when directing it.

    I like all of them equally, just as with Star Wars.
    Each one rolls into the next.


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