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I guess it's because KOTCS has grown on me so much since I first saw it but I'd definitely want to see Lucas and Spielberg back. Have the original crew end the series with a bang.
 
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Very excited to hear the official Indy 5 announcement and release date. 2019 will be here before we know it. I just hope the movie will be a great finale and capper for the series.
 

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Just updating my list:

1. Last Crusade
2. Raiders
3. IJ5
4. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
5. Temple of Doom

:p :)
 
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I love Indy as much as the next person, but they really need to reboot the series with a new actor. I really have no interest in watching great-grandpa Indiana run around with his whip.
 
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The sooner they can get filming on Indy 5 the better while Harrison can still do a decent amount of physical work.
 

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I love Indy as much as the next person, but they really need to reboot the series with a new actor. I really have no interest in watching great-grandpa Indiana run around with his whip.
The best way would be for old Indy to talk to Marion or someone else about his younger days and the story picks up with a young Indy and the rest of the film continues with that. Ford isn't getting younger, so while his still with us they can bridge it with a new actor and keep the continuity flowing.
 
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It'll be 2019 before we know it at the rate time has been going these days. Got to wonder where Indy 5 will rank in with the rest of the series. Still can't believe TFA is here after the initial announcement and when it's 2019 we'll be saying the same about Indy 5.
 
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We can safely say between ridiculous stunts like this and him publicly trashing KOTCS to the point he was on bad terms with Ford and Spielberg for it that Shia definitely won't be back. At least he gave us this for a good laugh :grin:
 
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I would rank the films this way:

1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. Last Crusade
3. Temple of Doom
4. every other Indiana Jones movie that might be made in the future
5. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
 
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After my most recent gothrough of the series this past weekend, my ranking is still the same:


TOD
ROTLA
KOTCS
TLC


All are very good in my book and I'm confident 5 will retain the quality.
 
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In the order they were made. Although I appreciate the strong villains in TOD, and the story, Willie is too much. I enjoy KOTCS very much but the villains were just not threatening.
 
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Darth_Scourge said:
1) Raiders
2) Temple of Doom
3) Crystal Skull
4) Last Crusade

We're some of the very few who rates TLC at the bottom.
 
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Seems more of us are becoming more abundant. I don't dislike TLC by any stretch but I'm always surprised when I see it rated so highly by most. It's enjoyable but always felt like a more comedic retread of Raiders with a focus on the gags and cartoon antics.
 
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Seems more of us are becoming more abundant. I don't dislike TLC by any stretch but I'm always surprised when I see it rated so highly by most. It's enjoyable but always felt like a more comedic retread of Raiders with a focus on the gags and cartoon antics.

Its all played for laughs and the action scenes feel pedestrian and dull.

And the tie......I just can't deal with the tie. ��
 
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Unlike others I didn't really care to see the Nazis back as the antagonists. They were a good enemy in Raiders but in TLC having them back felt so "been there, done that."
 
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I liked them all except for the last one, felt more like comedy than an Indy movie to me.
Actually I really dislike what they did with the last one, so cheesy, so strange, and come on - Tarzan ?

- Last Crusade
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Temple of Doom
- Crystal Skull
 
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I don't really mind any of the things in KOTCS anymore though I could've done without the obvious CGI overload.
 
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I can't remember if I mentioned the Fate Of Atlantis game before here, I've seen some fans rank it in with the films and some even consider it the true fourth chapter. I've always been curious to play it.
 
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Holy cow, a year since the last post? Time has flown. Couple of more years we'll have Indy 5 for this.
 
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Wonder if we'll get some Indy 5 news in 2018? Only two years away from 5's release, I'd imagine it'll go into pre-production not long from now.
 
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Would be good if we got some news soon and I'd imagine we will at some point this year. Only two years away from now they'd be wise to get started on the script.
 
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My ranking is still the same:


TOD
ROTLA
KOTCS
TLC


Controversial I know, but I like them all very much.
 
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Would be good if we got some news soon and I'd imagine we will at some point this year. Only two years away from now they'd be wise to get started on the script.
Yeah there are going to have to pack Harrison Ford in Formaldehyde to keep him from aging. As for me the ranking stands:
ROTLA
TLC
TOD
KOTCS
 
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He was in good shape in Blade Runner 2049 but at 75 he's not getting younger and can only keep at these roles for so long.
 
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I got to wonder if for Indy 5 if Indy will be killed off? I doubt it but after The Force Awakens I don't think anything is out of the realm of possibility. It's supposed to be the final installment and will obviously be Harrison's final outing as the character. I'm not sure if Disney is still keeping the Young Indy TV show as canon, due to the bookends that show him in the modern age (showing he's obviously still alive at least well into the 1990s). It'd be a rough way to end the series, but after TFA it's not something to completely rule out. I could already see the fan backlash if he dies in Indy 5...

"Yeah, the fourth one was bad, but at least Indy didn't die in it."
 
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I'm worried about a new Indy movie. I want my memories to be of young Harrison Ford battling on a German truck, or smacking a thug across the sand in a one armed shirt. Not slow moving Indy relying on a cast of characters to keep the action going...already have sad memories of Crystal Skull Indy.

1. Raiders
2. Last Crusade
3. Temple
4. Crystal Skull
5. Nursing Home Jones
 
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Indy is really hard.for me to rank...the first 3 are so amazingly good and offer fans a lot to enjoy and have fun with. My pesonal favs fluctuated over the years with Last Crusade and Doom being my favs at different points in my life.

1 - Raiders (Personal grade - A+)
The original. I mean, come on, it's pretty much perfect. A true Hollywood classic like the original Star Wars. So many iconic scenes
and dialog in this one. Toht and Belloq are both great, evil villains with Belloq being Indy's dark rival competitor. Marion's an awesome heroine and was perfect for Indy.

2 - The Last Crusade (personal grade - A-)
This one is really good! The Nazis are back and we get to see young Indy for the first time! And of course Sir Sean Connery as Henry Jones Sr was perfection. The return of Sallah and Brody was also great! This one is great just like the first one. Julian Glover as Donovan is a slimy villain and really fun to watch. Elsa was a great new love interest for Indy, too. Too bad she just couldn't resist reaching for that grail!

3 - The Temple of Doom (personal grade - B+)
Severely underrated in my opinion. Yes, there are no Nazis but Indy would have been all over the world and that is why I really like Doom. We see Indy in a really dark story dealing with the supernatural and cults. Some people say Willie is hard to stomach, but that was the whole point of thst character. She was supposed to be annoying as hell. Which makes for some great comedic sequences in this one. And don't forget Indy's little sidekick, Short Round! The mine car and rope bridge sequences are also some of the best action scenes in the Indy movies, right up there with the desert chase in Raiders and Motorycle chase in Crusade. This one gets a bad rep. Plus, it is one of Williams' best film scores and definiely the best Indy score.

4 - The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (personal grade - D+)
Definitely my least favorite and the least engaging of the 4. Some bad acting and awful dialog also ruins this one. I didn't have a problem with the aliens at all like some, though. Worst scene by far is the whole jungle sequence. Was fun to see Marion come back! Ray Winstone was also fun as Mac. If this one had been made around 1992, 1993 when Ford had done Patriot Games and The Fugitive it probably would have been really great. They waited too long. The CG also doesn't look good and it keeps it from feeling like it's part of the other 3. Also a shame Lucas scratched Darabont's script which was a lot better. Which also ended up forcing Connery to dropout in a smaller return role as Sr again. I thought Shia was okay as Mutt even though some despised that role. Overall this one falls flat. A lot of the jokes don't work or feel forced and Spalko was a weak villain and my least fav of all the Indy villains.
 
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