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zatojones - 2008-02-15

fuck. yes.

FABIO2 - 2008-02-15

I don't like this new trend of worn out action stars in ancient franchises taking up hip but bumbling sidekicks played by the current most annoying young actor out there. WHO IS SHIA LEBEOWEUFWEEF BLOWING TO GET THESE ROLES?

The producer was hyping this up by saying that the "back and forth" between Indy and the kid was reminiscent of The Last Crusade's dialog, which was pretty much the lowpoint of the trilogy. =(

Merzbau - 2008-02-15

I prefer to think of him as ChiChi LaBeef, Depression-era stripper with a heart of gold.

IrishWhiskey - 2008-02-15

I'd say Last Crusade's dialogue was way better than Temple of Doom.

Then again Sean Connery > Stereotype bimbo and Chinese street urchin > Shia LeBouff

Andonyx - 2008-02-15

I'm afraid it's probably worse than you think. I have no evidence of this but seeing how Karen Allen is back as Marion...

And seeing how they haven't seen each other in...what? 18 years?

GuyCorngood - 2008-02-15

Oh FABIO2, don't ever change.

Xenocide - 2008-02-15

I'm willing to bet they're grooming him for a new series of films where he'll play the hero while an aging Indy sits back and plays the mentor role.

I'm pretty neutral on the possibility.

ProfessorChaos - 2008-02-15

This movie will either suck, or be fantastic.

Judging by Lucas's latest films - the safe money is on "suck".

SDAusmus - 2008-02-15

Lucas is just producing, with Steven Spielberg directing.

FABIO2 - 2008-02-15

Judging by Spielber's latest films - the safe money is on "suck".

davinciclone - 2008-02-15

I've got hope.

bongoprophet - 2008-02-15

Would've been better without that 'damn, I thought that was closer'-part. Not that these fantastic movies ever were about realism but I'll still be pissed if it's turned into some action-comedy (with emphasis on comedy) like those horrible, horrible Mummy movies.

FABIO2 - 2008-02-15

Lost Ark and Temple of Doom were pretty rife with comedic moments during the action scenes. The difference between them and the Mummy was that Indy's comedy was actually funny.

Last Crusade's comic relief sucked a hard one =(

bongoprophet - 2008-02-15

That's to say, the part was fine. Him saying it was redundant.

Anyway, Cate Blanchett can do no wrong in my eyes and might be redeeming if it turns into a shitfest.

sosage - 2008-02-15

I would have expected the Jones character from the other films to rely more on his face expression saying "Damn...I fucked up" than, well, that.

Angel Carver - 2008-02-15

Okay, I'm optimistic. Spielberg has in absolutely no way lost it as a filmmaker--see "War of the Worlds", "Munich," "Saving Private Ryan"--he's just lost his way a bit as a storyteller--see "War of the Worlds", "Munich", and "Saving Private Ryan." I trust that the screenwriters(s) and producers can manage a clean, entertaining premise with a satisfying resolution...if they do, Spielberg's gifts will more than cover the rest.

snothouse - 2008-02-15

I don't think he's lost his way as a storyteller, I just think he sees things less black and white than when he was in his 20's and 30's.

Squeamish - 2008-02-15

I swear, if that movie title was any more pulp, it'd be written by Robert Howard on the bax of a cereal box.

Thatcher Pennywhistle - 2008-02-15


snothouse - 2008-02-15

"Hi, I'm selling fine leather jackets like the one I'm wearing!"

Aernaroth2 - 2008-02-15

I'd pay to see "Indiana Jones and the Secret of Monkey Island"

Mr. Bad Example - 2008-04-03

Indiana Jones and the Rubber Chicken With a Pulley in the Middle.

theSnake - 2008-02-15

I see nothing questionable so far, but I fully expect to be let down. Until then, 5 stars. Also, Spielburg still has it did you see Munich?

Angel Carver - 2008-02-15

Yeah, I saw "Munich." I used it as both evidence of his continued awesomeness AND his total over-the-hillness.

craptacular - 2008-02-15

oh boy, yet more CGI sets. that will make indiana jones even more thrilling and exotic than if they used boring old real life places.
and harrison ford is tooooooo old for this role

Hugo Gorilla - 2008-02-15

I've never been a fan of the Indiana Jones movies, but it does look fun. Although that brief glimpse of the crate with "Roswell" printed on it makes me wary about how good it could be.

Xenocide - 2008-02-15

Doctor Zoidberg's in there.

garcet71283 - 2008-02-16

Don't you mean President Truman?

Probably will make a ton of money and not really wow anyone...

CornOnTheCabre - 2008-02-15

extensive grappling hook action? nazis? jungle level?

anyone who doubts a Bionic Commando-centric Indiana Jones movie is a fucking faggot neckbeard who should die in a fire

Fingasmcgee - 2008-02-16

I hate to correct people but I'll be a hypocrit and say the villians are actually Soviets this time.

Also I'll probably end up seeing it and I can't say whether it'll be good or not, but I do like Indiana Jones.

PS: Whowuddathunk that kid from EWven Stevens would be an A list star.

jmags - 2008-02-15

I'm sorry, but this is going to be awful.

boner - 2008-02-15

Ha ha nerds.

Xenocide - 2008-02-15

I can forgive a lot just for that shot of Indy picking up his hat as the classic theme begins to swell. And I refuse to announce a movie will suck when there is no evidence to support that claim. I guess this means I can't hang with the cynical indie kids anymore. :(

Aelric - 2008-02-15

I will say this much, bringing back a classic character has worked for Stallone with Rocky and Rambo, maybe it'll work here too. I just wish there was ANYBODY besides that transformers kid in this.

CornOnTheCabre - 2008-02-16

i love how more people are offended by Shia LeBoeuf as Indy's sidekick than they were offended by the most horrifyingly stereotyped Asian character in movie history


Aelric - 2008-02-16

c'mon man, asians are goofy!

seriosly though, an over the top asian stereotype is more in line with the pulp adventure feel than a "hip" teen actor.

Grace Mugabe - 2008-02-16

People like you, Corn, are the reason why this movie will be shit.

CornOnTheCabre - 2008-02-17

people like Grace are the reason I'm GLAD it'll be shit

Grace Mugabe - 2008-02-18

Christ why don't you fags just watch Crash on a constant loop or something

CornOnTheCabre - 2008-02-18

i don't know what's funnier, the fact you're so bent out of shape about this or the fact you held Crash up as the apex of racial sensitivity in cinema.

I loved Temple of Doom, but I find it hilarious that the only thing some of you people seem to be TRULY offended by is some B-list, former child star (who isn't even THAT bad of an actor) co-starring in what's essentially a throw-away addition to a franchise whose canon has been long sealed under awesome.

Grace Mugabe - 2008-02-19

Less Shia LeBoeuf, more your queermo white guilt.

CornOnTheCabre - 2008-03-01

who the hell are you, Rudyard Kipling?

StanleyPain - 2008-02-15

Eh..it looks better than I could have hoped. At least it's over-the-top, adventure-y, pulp-y rather than something else.

I, too, am sick of that fucking kid, however.
It also sucks that they waited so long to do this instead of starting Young Indiana Jones movies with the guy from the TV show.

MerryMisanthrope - 2008-02-15

Coming May 23: After such unforgettable movie experiences as Sky Captain and Underworld II, MerryMisanthrope, his friends, and several bottles of Absolut will be back for one final movie adventure! Also, Indiana Jones.

baleen - 2008-02-16

apparently there is another indiana jones movie coming out. did you guys hear about that?

Udderdude - 2008-02-16


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