Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

DVD - 2003 | Widescreen
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After barely escaping a Shanghai nightclub brawl, Indiana Jones crash-lands into the wilds of India where he uncovers a scheme that has enslaved a remote village's children. Indy must save the children and avoid becoming a slave himself to the evil Thuggee cult.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif: Paramount Pictures, c2003
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9780792182146
0792182146
Branch Call Number: DVD INDIA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Temple of doom [DVD]

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 26, 2018

3.5/5 stars. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a prequel to, and the second Indiana Jones movie after, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. It is an American action and adventure film released in 1984, directed by Steven Spielberg. It involves Indiana rescuing children from a dark cult in northern india in efforts to return them to their desperate families. This movie received some bad reviews after it’s initial release. It's dark themes were criticized and many thought it was far lower quality than its predecessor. However, in retrospect, many of these views have changed. I personally believe this is one of the better Indiana Jones movies. It has relentless action that never lets you go, you will be exhausted after this movie, but you will have has a great time along the way. Moreover, unlike some of the other movies in the series this one is not a full retread of Raiders of the Lost Ark, it is one of the more individual movies in the series. The darker themes of this movie, including child slavery, black magic, and human sacrifice, heighten the stakes of Indiana’s mission and provide a unique aura to the whole film.
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1aa
Feb 06, 2018

A rather silly and cartoonish entertainment. But it was at moments suspenseful and humorous, in a childish way. Unlike the first film, this had very little of the archeological element to it.

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FabulouslyWeird
Feb 04, 2018

Finally I have seen this movie. It was exciting, and even with the over acting at parts it was very enjoyable.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

AMAZINGGG!

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Yavin
Sep 17, 2017

The weakest of the original Indy trilogy, this is the movie that led to the creation of the PG-13 rating. While it has its moments and the mine car chase and rope bridge scenes are good. The slower middle and dark cult rituals lower its appeal. The special effects are still very good and hold up well. Overall a good film, but Raiders and Crusade are much better.

Temple of Doom is every bit as good as the original movie, but for completely different reasons. And yet, it works just as good.

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isaachar
Jun 29, 2017

The movie that lead to the creation of the all powerful PG-13 rating category. You can see that as a 'good' for creating a movie category that allows movies to appeal to wider audiences, instead of "families with kids/kids" and "adults". You can also see that as a 'bad', for creating a rating that movie studios would lean on so hard for cash that the rated-R blockbuster is nearly a thing of the past. It's a mixed bag.
Temple of Doom was my favorite Indiana Jones movie until I realized how many cringe moments there are in the film. I won't get into them, and they are definitely things that were seen as acceptable and common in that era of film-making, but it's hard not to notice them when watching as an adult. With that said, I still like it more than any of the other Indiana Jones movies with the exception of 'The Last Crusade'.

Contains some brief strong suggestive content. It is also violent for just a PG rating. It was pretty Funny. Recommended.

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Bakergirl_13
Feb 17, 2016

I haven't seen this one yet, but from reading parental reviews online, it looks pretty dark. A man being slowly lowered into lava and Indy being tortured by a voodoo doll controlled by a child who loves seeing someone in pain? Sheesh. Maybe sometime, but not now.

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sn330064
Aug 26, 2015

Great beginning, great end, and a slow, dark middle.

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Sep 17, 2017

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Yavin
Sep 17, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The cult ritual scenes.

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navy_wolf_412
Aug 12, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: not for children 8 and under

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jabey
Jun 20, 2008

Violence: A man's heart is ripped from his chest. Indy is whipped.

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jabey
Jun 20, 2008

Coarse Language: One use of shit.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

Short Round: Wow! Holy Smoke! Crash landing!

Indiana Jones: Short Round, step on it.

Short Round: Okey dokey, Dr. Jones.

[turns his cap around]

Short Round: Hold on to your potatoes!

Willie: For crying out loud, there's a *kid* driving the car!

Indiana Jones: Relax, I've been giving him lessons.

aaa5756 Jun 17, 2013

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

aaa5756 Jun 17, 2013

“National honor is the national property of the highest value.” -James Madison

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