Ranking the Indiana Jones Films

The Reel World’s Indiana Jones “Content”
Make sure to listen to our site’s podcast episode on Raiders of the Lost Ark.
8 Thoughts on the Harrison Ford Episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
The 7 Worst Parts of Indiana Jones & the Crystal Skull
Ranking the Indiana Jones Films

The Indiana Jones film series was never one I gravitated towards much as a child (especially in comparison to my beloved Star Wars).

As such, I do not have a lot of feelings of nostalgia tied up with them. Nevertheless, revisiting them as an old has been interesting and satisfying.

Harrison Ford is obviously one of the greatest and most compelling movie stars of all time, and George Lucas is utterly fascinating as a larger than life cinema entity. (Spielberg is Spielberg.) Here is how I rank the films. Continue reading Ranking the Indiana Jones Films

The 7 Worst Parts of Indiana Jones & the Crystal Skull

The Reel World’s Indiana Jones “Content”
Make sure to listen to our site’s podcast episode on Raiders of the Lost Ark.
8 Thoughts on the Harrison Ford Episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
The 7 Worst Parts of Indiana Jones & the Crystal Skull
Ranking the Indiana Jones Films

Now, I am not an Indiana Jones nut or anything. I am a fan of Harrison Ford though, and that makes any Indiana Jones film intriguing to me. I write all of that to say that I do not really care all that much about Indiana Jones and my initial reaction to Crystal Skull was mild disappointment.

All these years later, I have finally watched it again. It is disappointing. Beyond that though, it was much more remarkably bad than I had remembered. In fact, some of the things that made it bad, have been infecting big franchise films ever since. Continue reading The 7 Worst Parts of Indiana Jones & the Crystal Skull

8 Thoughts on the Harrison Ford Episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

The Reel World’s Indiana Jones “Content”
Make sure to listen to our site’s podcast episode on Raiders of the Lost Ark.
8 Thoughts on the Harrison Ford Episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
The 7 Worst Parts of Indiana Jones & the Crystal Skull
Ranking the Indiana Jones Films

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles was a television show from 1992-1994 that was exactly  what it sounds like. It featured Sean Patrick Flanery playing Indiana for most of the show (a few episodes apparently featured a child playing an even younger Indiana).

As everyone learned (again) with Solo though, it’s not that Han Solo or Indiana Jones are these remarkable characters or anything. It’s that Harrison Ford is one of the biggest movie stars of all time that make them iconic. They are star vehicle characters.

Anyway, all of that is a long way to say that very few moments of the show that I have seen have been absolutely brutal. I decided to watch one episode of it properly though for one simple reason: Harrison Ford was in it!

Without further ado, here are some takeaways from “Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues.”

Continue reading 8 Thoughts on the Harrison Ford Episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

There Will Be Movies – Episode 79: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Ben Phillips & Matt Waters present 25 of their favourite movies from a given decade, and for what could be the last time they’ll be focusing on 1980 – 1989.

You could try and drink every time Ben & Matt wander wildly off topic, but you probably wouldn’t survive this one…

Continue reading There Will Be Movies – Episode 79: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Jerome’s 100 Favorite Movies Ever: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

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The Movie: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)

One Sentence Plot Summary:  A bad-ass feminist kills a fat capitalist with his own chains, and the rebels are able to successfully overcome the fascists only after accepting a non-normative native culture and using non-violent tactics. Continue reading Jerome’s 100 Favorite Movies Ever: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Jerome’s 100 Favorite Movies Ever: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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The Movie: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

One Sentence Plot Summary: The fascists use their militaristic tools to get back at the rebels, and members of a prominent religious institution refusing to be honest with Luke Skywalker puts the whole galaxy in danger. Continue reading Jerome’s 100 Favorite Movies Ever: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Jerome’s 100 Favorite Movies Ever: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

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The Movie: Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)

One Sentence Plot Summary: A group of rebels battle fascists and are only victorious when all of the main characters realize they must give of themselves to defeat an empire. Continue reading Jerome’s 100 Favorite Movies Ever: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope