73. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Leonard Maltin's Rating :
Should be :
IMDB Rating : 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes Rating : 85%
Rotten Tomatoes Synopsis : "It may be too "dark" for some, but Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom remains an ingenious adventure spectacle that showcases one of Hollywood's finest filmmaking teams in vintage form."
In his review Leonard says: "Headache inducing prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark but this time the 1930s archaeologist-adventurer has a weaker story and a wimpier heroine.""
I agree with Roger that this is not as good as Raiders, but then again, what is? Temple of Doom stands on its own as a very good, perhaps a great movie. Great action scenes in a very exciting adventure.
I like what Roger Ebert had to say about the movie: "The kind of movie where your date is always grabbing your forearm in a viselike grip, as unbearable excitement unfolds on the screen. After the movie is over, you've had a great time but your arm is black-and-blue for a week."
The movie did have some gross out scenes and the story wasn't as strong as the original, but this is still a really good movie and the two star rating is just bizarre.