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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023)

 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2022 6:48 pm    Post subject: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023) Reply with quote



Well, here we go again — and to quote Han Solo, "I've got a bad feeling about this." Sad

Maybe it's just me, but the Indian Jones series has wandered further and further from its original premise with each of it's sequels. By the time we got to Kingdom of the Crystal Skull it bore as much resemblance to Raiders of the Lost Art as The Witched Witch of the West did to Marilyn Monroe!

And this fifth Indy movie might be one step further . . . God help us all. Sad

Here's what Wikipedia says about it.
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In 1969, American archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones lives against the backdrop of the Space Race.

Jones is uneasy over the fact that the U.S. Government recruited former enemies to help beat the Soviet Union in the competition to make it to space. His goddaughter, Helena, accompanies him on his journey.

Meanwhile, Voller, a NASA member and ex-Nazi involved with the moon-landing program, wishes to make the world into a better place as he sees fit.

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Well, damn! Shocked

Instead of paying tribute to the beloved serials of our youth the way Raiders of the Lost Ark did, this movie wants to spoil our fond memories of America's space program in the 1960s!

Obviously, today's filmmakers have no real understanding of what made Raiders of the Lost Ark successful, forty years ago. They were too young to connect with the original film's roots.

So, these people are cobbling together elements of the franchise and pasting them into a story which is set several decades after Raiders of the Lost Ark.

This is what we get when they take a big pot and toss in characters like Indy and his goddaughter, along with Nazis and Russians and NASA and the 1960s space race! Rolling Eyes

All of sudden The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull doesn't seem quite as bad!

On the other hand, the trailer below is a dazzling montage of scenes which promise a movie that couldn't possibly be dull! Shocked


Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny | Official Trailer


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2023 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw it today in an actual movie theater stuck in one of the smaller screen rooms with maybe 10 other old farts.

We felt that the movie was fairly decent but way too long.

Don't want to spoil anything in case others here are waiting to see it.

A fine enough send off for a series that, frankly, should have ended with The Last Crusade.

I hope this is truly the end for Indy, modern filmmakers don't seem to fully understand the serials these movies were inspired by, including the director of this one.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2023 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tmlindsey wrote:
I hope this is truly the end for Indy, modern filmmakers don't seem to fully understand the serials these movies were inspired by, including the director of this one.

That's been the problem with the franchise all along. The first two sequels were fair in that respect, but after that . . . well, no. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2023 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I guess no one else has seen the film?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2023 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clearly a film that didn't need to exist since hardly any fans could be arsed enough to actually watch it.

I wish Disney would implode so they couldn't crank out so much crap. I think they are mostly responsible for creating the wide-spread audience apathy we obviously have now.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2023 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm sure I'll eventually watch it just out of morbid curiosity, but I'm in no hurry. It's too bad Disny hasn't hire me to write wackadoodle stories for them, 'cause I've got a great idea for a sixth Indiana Jones move!

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Dr. Jones learns that the Russian's have cloned his childhood pet (the dog which he and his father called Indiana), and they've mutated it into a seven-foot Big Foot-like creature who understands English, but speaks in strange growls.

Indy goes to Russia and rescues the clone of his beloved pet, but during the escape Indy is captured. The Russian scientist encase him a newly invented metallic substance called Caronitesky.

Marion Ravenwood-Jones disguises herself as a visiting alien from the space-between-spaces and pretends to be returning the dog-creature (whose name is Whookowski) to the Russians.

One night she releases Indy from the Caronitesky, and the trio escape in a prototype Russian space craft called the Тысячелетний Cокол (which loosely translated means "thousand-year-old bird of prey".)

Upon returning home they learn that their son, Mutt Williams (played again by Shia LaBeouf) has become an evil villain who dresses in black and wears a strange helmet. He's similar to Victor Von Doom, and he's declared himself to be Latverian royalty. He goes by the name Count Kylo Von Renegade.

He's skilled is the black arts which come from The Dark Side of Archeology.

Indy finally faces his rebellious son and tries to convince him to return to the light side of Archeology, but Count Von Renegade pulls out his switchblade, stabs his father, and throws him into a trash compactor— along with his mother and the dog creature called Whookowski, along with some kid who carries around a fancy flashlight with a beam that only goes out about four feet.

And thus ends the Indiana Jones movies with a franchise-spanning climax! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2023 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't sound any worse than most of the recent Disney/Lucasfilm/Marvel stuff. Laughing

Maybe now that the Marvel VFX people have voted to unionize they'll stop farting out so much "content".

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2023 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Disney Movie Empire now makes so many movies that they do manage to get some of them right! Shocked

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