'Temple of Doom' 30th Anniversary Batch of Indiana Jones Goodies
by Ethan Anderton
May 24, 2014
We've been celebrating the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters pretty hardcore by highlighting some awesome artwork from Gallery 1988 and also the forthcoming LEGO version of the Ecto-1. But it's also the 30th anniversary of another iconic film: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. We've rounded up some cool stuff featuring a look back at the sequel that is actually a prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark (there are a lot of people who don't know that). Below you'll find a visual effects special, an infographic on the body count and a whole slew of nostalgia and even surprising praise for the 1984 adventure classic. Check it out!
First, the vintage VFX special focusing on Temple of Doom, Return of the Jedi and more (via The Playlist):
And here's the infographic counting down the deaths from the entire Indiana Jones trilogy (via Moviepilot):
On top of all that, the folks over at AICN have been throwing around a lot of nostalgia, and a surprising amount of praise. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom has been called the worst film in the original trilogy, but there's a whole lot to love. In fact, Quint wrote a whole piece praising the film and proclaiming his love for it, and Moriarty did the same thing. Plus there's cool bits of concept art for the film (more here):
If you want to check out more of AICN's nostalgic look back at Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, they have a whole bunch of other stories. Quint dives into some alternate and deleted scenes from the original script, while Harry Knowles writes all about how much he loves the incredible score from John Williams. And finally, there's a chat with producer Frank Marshall who shares some stories from the set of the film that is 30 years old, and still fresh in our minds today. With this extended weekend, it's the perfect time to celebrate the 30tha anniversary of Temple of Doom and the 25th anniversary of The Last Crusade too.
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Other than that woman I love ToD. It's both silly fun and kind of creepy too once they're in the caves.
OfficialJab on May 24, 2014
I'm with you. I love Temple and have a tendency to watch it 3-4 times a year.
Quanah on May 24, 2014
I also like tempel of doom, perfect blend of laughs and action. the others were good as well.
arthurcucumber on May 24, 2014
Just the right amount of "giggles"? Nah, Indy doesn't giggle, he whips ass!
JBrotsis on May 24, 2014
People always rant how Temple was the worse of the installments, but I totally disagree! For an adventurer, archaeologist badass explorer this was the only movie featured in the jungle with crazy natives. The other two were featured in the desert. Movies like those always feature a jungle for exploration and I was happy to see how that film was accomplished. PLUS...it had a scene where people were fighting on a bridge over a 100+ foot canyon with a river full of alligators at the bottom...something us as kids (at the time) would DREAM about recapturing with our toys! Least I did.
JBrotsis on May 24, 2014
I liked it when I was kid, but watching it on New Years Eve last year was painful, it's so bad.
Carpola on May 24, 2014
If only they decided to make a fourth Indy movie that was so bad it would make Temple of Doom seem like a masterpiece. Side note: even if Temple of Doom is a lesser movie to the first and third, it's still incredibly enjoyable to watch
syntaxterror on May 25, 2014
I love ToD, Because its just a "day in the life of". Guy trys to sell an artifact and ends up 1/2 way round the world fighting a cult. Even on his days off dude was on adventures.
Brian Sleider on May 25, 2014
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