Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Indie

Now that there is the new Indiana Jones movie out and everyone is raving about the brilliant performance of 64 year old Harrison Ford, I thought I might watch the older Indiana Jones films first. I've seen Raiders of the Lost Ark already, and I caught up with Temple of Doom just now.

As usual Harrison Ford was brilliant. Also good were the heroine (Kate Capshaw) and Shorty, the kid (Jonathan Ke Quan). And Amrish Puri was spectacular too. In his introduction he was wearing a piece of massive head-gear and was unrecognizable, but in later scenes when he removes it, I realized who it was.



The whole film is set in India, and for most part talks about Hindu religious rituals. Of course, they got it all wrong, but then it's only a movie. Don't watch it if you are a Hindu and are offended by portrayals of your religion *yawn* in the wrong sense.

And the movie came out in 1984. So don't expect stunts matching Die Hard 4.0 or something. They are bound to be a little silly looking in this age of high class CG. A good movie, but somehow I thought I liked the previous one better.

Do watch. Tata.

9 comments:

uleadin said...

yet to see this one.

Mahesh said...

aruma aruma...namma aal oruthan irukkana adhukagave pakanum.... dvd irukka??

Sundar said...

Nope.

Visu said...

Have to see da, atleast for this man.
And by the way, No movie can reproduce such amazing stunts like in DieHard 4.0 .. Marana Maas..Especially that fighter craft hitting a huge truck, awesome !

Narain said...

Can any of the movies you mentioned above match our thala in Kuruvi?

Sundar said...

No. Never. I stand humbled.

karthik said...

I heard that INDIANA JONES new is not so good,when compared to the rest of the oldies.Is it TRUE????

Sundar said...

Haven't seen the new one yet.

Amog Rajenderan said...

Indiana Jones was awesome. \m/