About: Before Spielberg’s go-to writer David Koepp wrote Crystal Skull, super screenwriter Frank Darabont worked on a draft of the script. Our final lost Indy script involves The City of the Gods. Darabont turned in three versions of his screenplay, culminating in ‘s Indiana. An alternate version of the script, possibly written by Frank Darabont, was (briefly) posted on the Internet.

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We also see Sallah brieflya play on Indy’s fear of snakes, repeated references in the dialogue Indy: It’s not good; but it’s a bit better than the movie. If Indy was in a classic horror type story As someone who holds Raiders of the Lost Ark as one of the most perfect movies ever made, I find Crystal to be my favorite sequel, just because it does the least to damage Raiders. Indy’s character changed a lot; he was too soft.

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Some things that were good about it: It buys you a lot. The script is often very clever. And, you know what, I’m dying to know what it does. It has a lot of the same elements that made Crystal Skull unpopular, scripy slightly different so no.

I feel like whoever wrote the stories of the Uncharted games has a better infy of what makes a great Indiana Jones movie than anyone involved in that project. When I read that I immediately thought the same.

To me, Raiders is a masterpiece daarabont the rest are just good films that never live up to the first. If Crystal Skull was the first in a “new direction of Jones” trilogy including a wider array of fantasy elements, then it would be more up for interpretation.

Fade to the ending scene, someone is walking in a corridor, the camera pans up and it’s Marcus’ museum, Indy is standing by a display darabpnt in a suit and his trademark hat, giving a tour, and the camera pans over and the Ark is in the display.

It’s posts like this that make me wonder how many awesome movies are never going to get made. I dunno, I can see sort of why Temple of Doom was the weakest of the original Indy trilogy but I loved it growing up. But the four biggest differences in this draft also double as the four best: Why in the world would you choose to go with some convoluted multi-dimensional alien crap when you have the perfect and real mythical location just sitting there.


I didn’t see much better or worse. The Lucas and Spielberg could have their nuclear bomb moment, where Indy has to break free, he kills a few Russians, gets on a truck in the Warehouse, a big chase happens, Indy barely makes out alive defeating the Russians, and the bomb goes off in the distance and the shockwave just barely hits him as he gets outs and watches the bomb in all it’s glory.

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Absolutely none of that stuff makes any sense within the reality of Cabin in the Woods as we understand it. This really was the best “new Indy” experience I’ve had since the 4th installment news first kicked off. Calls to Paramount and Lucasfilm were unreturned at press time.

They should have stuck with the mythical elements of the first 3 movies. Indy is dragged through the canopy, hitting treetops and scaring monkeys, until the plateau ends and he is finally able to drag himself into the cockpit. The film also ends not with a spaceship darrabont away into space, but a spaceship trying to fly inry into space, only to crash-land and explode inry a second nuclear inferno. We’ll let Marion ask:. A lot of scripg were just off, from the story to some of the characters and dialogue and some scenes.

It reads just as terrible as the film turned out to be. It doesn’t resolve any of the real problems with the 4th one. I guess I just associate Indy with religious archaeology more than Serial Adventures.

Some really good ones, including a rooftop fight between Indy and a Russian assassin, and a midair plane fight in which Indy battles his rival from the wings of a biplane. So how xcript is Marion, really?

Like suddenly knowing all the secrets there are to know. It amazes me that people downvote this opinion, but it amazes me even more that there’s at least one person out there that actually liked that film.


It was alright actually. And the Soviets are also a worthy villain with plenty of weird stuff to explore, like mind control. Even for Indy that’s a little too weird. The meaning of it all.

I feel like it would have been a bit darker in tone but still true to the historical adventures that make Indiana Jones great. However, on the last night of his stay, Yuri breaks into a secret U. The problem is that this isn’t the 50’s. Safely back in the United States, Indy and Marion tie the knot with all of their old friends in darabnot.

In real life, the lead around the refrigerator would have offered absolutely no protection for Indy.

I mean, the stones are magicso why not?!?! It’s over-the-top, craziness exemplified and amplified. Familiar, trope-ish writing, though. Indt gives Marion a cocky smile, and she points to the flames that have just erupted from the engine. So it’s a silly setup that has a serious and poignant payoff. Everyone seems to be looking at the original trilogy through nostalgia glasses if they think 4 was of a worse quality than the other three.

For example, the Belasko Expedition uses drawings of the Dagabont Lines – gigantic, ancient figures that have been etched into the Nazca Desert — and lays them over the top of a map so that the figures match to geographic features. Look, I think the newest Indiana Jones movie fits with the rest of the quadrillogy just fine. Now, in the s, his research expeditions are solitary affairs in the Nevada desert, searching for small fragments of ancient Native American pottery; a far cry from the jungles and adventures of his sceipt.