Rank The Indiana Jones Saga

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

  1. The PiedPiper of Alderaan

    The PiedPiper of Alderaan Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Sep 16, 2015
    Raiders of the lost ark 10/10
    Temple of doom + last crusade 9/10
    Kingdom of the crystal skull 5/10

    Raiders is clearly in a league of his own but i enjoy the other two a lot despite their faults. KOTCS has a good beginning but halfway through the movie it turns into a really bad indy erstatz..a shame as i thought the 50s sf vibe was a great idea.
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  2. Mystery Roach

    Mystery Roach Chosen One star 4

    Mar 10, 2004
    1. Temple of Doom
    2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    3. The Last Crusade
    4. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
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  3. clonegeek

    clonegeek Jedi Padawan star 1

    Oct 28, 2022
    I think Indy really only works in the 30's to 40's setting
  4. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Chosen One star 7

    Mar 26, 2013
    1. The Last Crusade - 10/10
    2. Raiders of the Lost Ark - 10/10
    3. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - 7/10
    4. Temple of Doom - 2/10

    Crusade is on my all-time favorite movies list.
  5. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Chosen One star 8

    Dec 7, 2014
    Looking back at my ratings from 2015 I'm surprised I ranked Temple of Doom so low. That would probably be my top slot, or at least vying with Kingdom. Raiders has slipped to the bottom, but Crusade remains in the the slot just below greatness. I'd probably rank them:

    Raiders: 7/10
    Crusade: 8/10
    Kingdom: 9/10
    Temple: 9/10
  6. Dagobahsystem

    Dagobahsystem Chosen One star 9

    Sep 25, 2015
    The other day I got into a friendly Indy film ranking debate with two of my friends who happen to be brothers and the one friend was going on and on about how ToD is the best and I politely demolished all of his arguments, so his older bro, who prefers Raiders anyway, defended him, and they eventually said it was just because I didn't understand the plot lol.[face_plain]

    So, when the topic turned to KotCS, they both refused to acknowledge it even exists!

    And I'm not kidding. They kept saying that there are only 3 Indy films. [face_laugh]

    So at that point, I concluded by saying that Raiders is a masterpiece on the level of ESB and we moved onto another subject. :cool:
  7. Doom Trooper

    Doom Trooper Jedi Master star 3

    Jan 1, 2014
    Pretty exciting to think in a few short months we'll have a new film to rank in. I'm cautiously optimistic for DOD.
  8. StampidHD280pro

    StampidHD280pro Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Jul 28, 2005
    Harrison Ford hasn't attempted to chew off his own leg to get out of making it, so it should at least be better than The Force Awakens.

    Raiders was the most well-rounded.
    Temple was the most intense.
    Last Crusade was the most fun.
    Crystal Skull was right up there too, until the monkeys showed up. But the villain's anticlimactic demise was really the movie's biggest disappointment, for me.
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  9. Doom Trooper

    Doom Trooper Jedi Master star 3

    Jan 1, 2014
    It's astounding to think at 80 he's going to be Indy again.
  10. Jar-Jar Binks

    Jar-Jar Binks Force Ghost star 7

    Nov 17, 2016
    I love it. I cant even name a movie starring an 80 year old.
  11. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 8

    Oct 4, 1998
    How old was George Burns in his "Oh God" movies?
  12. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

    May 25, 2002
    He was 81 for the first one.
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  13. Doom Trooper

    Doom Trooper Jedi Master star 3

    Jan 1, 2014
    Harrison really is the eternal movie star. If he makes it to 100 and he'll still have that quality to him.