Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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  • PG-13
  • 1984
  • 1 hr 58 min
  • 7.5  (531,459)
  • 57

In 1984, the second installment of the Indiana Jones trilogy hit theaters, titled Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. This action-adventure film stars Harrison Ford as the iconic archeologist Indiana Jones, alongside Kate Capshaw as nightclub singer Willie Scott and Ke Huy Quan as Indy's young sidekick Short Round. The film takes place in the year 1935, with Indy being hired by a group of villagers from a remote area in India to retrieve a sacred stone that was stolen from their community. As Indy sets out on his mission, he is accompanied by Willie Scott and Short Round, and the three of them soon find themselves in the midst of a dangerous adventure.

Their journey takes them to the Temple of Doom, a dark and treacherous temple that houses some of the most dangerous artifacts in the world. Along the way, they encounter a variety of obstacles and enemies, including a powerful cult that is led by the evil high priest Mola Ram.

The film is filled with action-packed sequences, including an intense chase scene through the jungle, a dangerous trip down a raging river, and an incredible escape from the Temple of Doom itself. The action is balanced out by the humor and banter between the three main characters, creating a fun and entertaining experience.

One of the standout moments of the film is the opening sequence, which takes place in a Shanghai nightclub. Indy is tasked with retrieving a valuable diamond from a crime lord, and the ensuing chaos that ensues is both thrilling and hilarious. Kate Capshaw's character, Willie Scott, also shines in this scene as she performs the song "Anything Goes" in a show-stopping musical number.

The film also features some memorable villains, including the aforementioned Mola Ram, who is a terrifying presence on screen. The cult members, who are known as the Thuggee, are also notable for their distinctive red turbans and their ability to strangle their victims with a length of curved cord.

While the film is undoubtedly an exciting adventure, it is not without its controversies. Some have criticized the film for its portrayal of Indian culture, claiming that it relies on stereotypes and reinforces harmful tropes. Additionally, the film's depiction of human sacrifice has also been criticized as being insensitive and inappropriate.

Despite these criticisms, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom remains a beloved classic among fans of the adventure genre. Harrison Ford's performance as Indiana Jones is as iconic as ever, and his chemistry with Kate Capshaw and Ke Huy Quan is delightful to watch. The film's thrilling action sequences and memorable set-pieces ensure that it will continue to be enjoyed by audiences for years to come.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a 1984 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 58 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.5 and a MetaScore of 57.

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    7.5  (531,459)
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