It is also the greatest sequel of all time. It is one of my personal favorite adventure movies of all time. I love this movie to death. I loved it as a child and I still love it. After the dark middle chapter it was time for Indy to return to form and more lighthearted fair. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was the answer.
Not to mention that bringing in Bond aka Sean Connery as Indy's dad was perfect casting. Last Crusade also bookends the trilogy well since the artifact he is after is related to God. While "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" isn't by any means what I would consider a stellar film, it was still an enjoyable and memorable theatrical experience, and in my opinion, easily ranks as the best sequel in the series.
For all its faults and shortcomings perhaps most of all, River Phoenix' laughably terrible haircut as the young Indy , the film succeeds in hitting the key notes at the proper moments, thus drumming up enough of the right combination of story and thematic elements, action and humor to make it worthwhile. Nevertheless, the bottom line is that it still pales in comparison to the level of across-the-board excellence that was achieved in the original movie.
Still though, fans of this one will definitely want to pick up this excellent release, of which, throughout the entire presentation, I only came across a handful of things I thought could possibly be improved upon technically. This is probably the best installment of the Indiana Jones series. Raiders is a spectacular introduction to Dr.
Jones and his style, Temple of Doom is an awesome Action, Adventure flick! Last Crusade rights the ship again with a go-for-broke production. Buy On. Critic Reviews. Mick LaSalle. It's a beautiful machine, thought out and revved up to the last detail, with no other purpose but to delight - and it delights. Caryn James. Though it cannot regain the brash originality of ''Raiders of the Lost Ark,'' in its own way 'The Last Crusade' is nearly as good, matching its audience's wildest hopes.
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Excluding Off-topic Review Activity. Loading reviews There are no more reviews that match the filters set above. Meghan McCain Mocks St. The past 20 years have seen most stars decline, as high concepts, directors, and shared universes have displaced the basic appeal of watching someone who owns the screen spending two hours…well, owning the screen. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Mask of Zorro were both loving throwbacks to bygone styles when they were first released.
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