Feb. 16th, 2008


Feb. 16th, 2008 03:22 pm
silversolitaire: (huggle)
Was everyone but my aware of the fact that Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark?? I was just researching the term "prequel", foolishly assuming it was coined by Lucas for his Star Wars prequels. That's certainly when I first noticed such a term. But of course that's all wrong and apparently the OED sources its earliest usage to 1958. Nevertheless, Lucas has coined the term in a way since it fully came into public view for Godfather II and according to Coppola, Lucas and Spielberg helped him come up with that term and they later used it for their own prequel, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Insert wtf-moment.

I've watched that movie more times than I can count, but I just never ever questioned the timeline. I mean sure, he doesn't actually refer to anything that happened in the first movie, but when does he ever? It's not like he's constantly narrating his adventures in the Temple of Doom while he's searching for the Holy Grail, is he? *scratches head* I'm feeling rather stupid now. So, hit me. Was it all that obvious and I'm just really daft?

In other, but definitely related news, I've seen the trailer for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull yesterday. ZOMG it's gonna be awesome! *salivates* I'm especially pleased that Harrison Ford has dropped quite a lot of weight. I know, that is terribly superficial of me, but I've never really warmed to the love handles he'd developed over the years and it was something that made me angst about the prospective Indiana Jones sequel for years. I mean, we all have our vision of Indiana Jones and I just couldn't reconcile it with the wrinkled, beer bellied Harrison Ford we've seen in recent movies.

So imagine my relief when I saw the first images of the production and saw that he looked exactly like the Indy we know and love. Sure, he's older, a bit more rugged and weathered, but it fits perfectly. And finally they're getting rid of the Nazi theme... and introducing the brandnew Cold War Russian one! Yay! XD


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