My Favorite Movies - "I" is for Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom

"Ah, dessert! Chilled monkey brains!" - not my idea of deliciousness, but to each their own, right? I about died when they wheeled out the monkey brains and placed them in front of everyone. I was right there with Willie when it came down to it, I would not have eaten it either.

This is another movie that was on the television a lot when I was a kid. I loved it. I loved Short Round, I liked the leading lady, Willie. I loved the booby-trapped temple of doom and I loved Indy's sarcasm. One of my favorite parts of the movie was when Short Round kept telling Willie to call Indiana "Dr. Jones" and when he would answer Willie's question of "Is he nuts?" with "He no nuts, he crazy!"

Short Round (who we last saw as Data in The Goonies) was in my opinion the correct amount of comic relief for this movie. Steven Spielberg said Temple of Doom was his least favorite of the trilogy. He said is was dark and out-poltered Poltergeist. Apparently George Lucas was going through a divorce when he wrote the story, which is why it's so dark.

The Temple of Doom is actually a prequel (even though it was released after Raiders) to all the other Indiana Jones movies as it takes place in 1935. Raiders of the Lost Ark takes place in 1936, The Last Crusade in 1938 and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 1957.

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I adored ALL the Indian Jones movies! And I am old enough that I saw most of them on the big screen the 1st time. The last we rented as soon as it went o DVD. Temple of Doom was thrilling and scary. I think the Lost Ark may be my fav just because Indiana had to know his Bible to make his way to it.
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Temple of Doom has one of the greatest openings in a movie, that' I've ever seen.

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