Wednesday, September 15, 2010

83. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)


You call him Dr. Jones, doll!

Indiana Jones, one of the coolest fictional characters of all time gets three ingredients that he really needs with this sequel: A damsel in distress that is dumb enough to constantly get herself in trouble, but also sweet enough to be worth saving; a village in need of a savior as the evil men at the temple are stealing away all their young boys; and probably the single greatest sidekick in the history of movies, Short Round. Jonathan Ke Quan plays the cute (but not annoying) and vulnerable (but pretty tough) role with perfection. This one really has it all: edge of your seat action (Indy probably cheats death no less than 10 times), perfect comic timing (You say to stand against the wall! I listen to what you say! Not my fault! Not my fault! ), and John Williams once again adding that next level of awesome.

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