Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Continuing through the trilogy box set, we arrive at the movie that created history by forcing the MPAA to create a fourth level of ratings: PG-13.

Most viewers do not realize that Speilberg chose to buck convention when he made this movie by going back to a time before Raiders.  This ‘prequel’ was to show how Indy became the one we loved in Raiders; it is also why Marion was not around.  The Indy we have here is much more interested in fortune and glory until he encounters a village ravaged by those also seeking fortune and glory.  What follows is a tale that involves delving into other religions and beliefs.  While some of the visuals are not needed from the banquet scene, the dialog that occurs is extremely important.

My advice: worth watching; better than most think…

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