All five of Harrison Ford’s Indy movies are clearly ranked from worst to best.
3. Temple of Doom (1984)
Temple of Doom was criticized (including Lucas and Stanley Pierberg) is too dark (its release helped inspire PG-07 rating), there are indeed moments where it feels like they cross the line of what these movies should be (such as the whiplash scene). When “Indy” stumbled upon a thug cult enslaving children in India, it also received legitimate criticism for its heavy reliance on offensive racial stereotypes. Many also found Kate Capshaw’s Willie Scott screaming offensive. It’s hard to transition from all these elements to “but…” but… but .. when this movie came out it had some of the best sequences in the series: nightclub negotiations, life raft from wrecked plane, will they or won’t – seduction scene, room with spikes , climactic bridge duels – they were all great, and Ke Huy Quan’s short rounds were charming at times. (Admittedly, helpful thing: Ford is the pinnacle of sexy Indy in this regard).
2. The Last Crusade (1984)
The Last Crusade is a favorite of many IndyCar fans, and it’s easy to see why. The film is a delight, the warmest and funniest of the series, from a clever and witty script by Jeffrey Boam. Sean Connery is aptly cast as Indy’s father, Henry Jones, and their interactions are playful and touching at times (after Henry uses an umbrella to force a birdie to slam into an attacking fighter jet, Indy’s face look, as he is silently overwhelmed by unexpected love) as his father catches me every time). The score is one of John Williams’ finest. The Last Crusade It’s also arguably the most powerful ending of the series, with three challenging pitfalls, and a real sense of urgency that Henry’s life is at stake (even considering the absurdity of the crusader knights — the film is a bit silly at times). Henry calling his son “Indiana” for the first time and tenderly telling him to let go of the Holy Grail is one of the most beautiful beats in the saga, and their long sunset ride in the end credits is such an ideal And the gorgeous ending, it can be said that no one should have such an ending. After this movie, try to make another Indiana Jones movie.