What are your 3 biggest problems with KOTCS


1) Relatively weak story.
2) WAY too much CGI.
3) Shia LeBouef.

How about you guys?

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1. Very weak story
2. Made into an almost G rated flick for overseas kiddies
3. Shia LeBouef, Karen Allen
4. The Sci-Fi angle was completely unnecessary and ruined the whole film

Shall we play a game?

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4) Cate Blanchett
5) Cutesy moments:
i. kids driving along in the opening scene
ii. fencing on jeeps
iii. swinging through the trees
6) spacecraft taking off

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I think the story was great. My issues were:
1. Digital rather than film
2. CGI didn't work for numerous scenes

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The writing is the biggest issue. The comedy falls flat in a lot of places. The more serious parts work pretty well by comparison. Mutt is basically a useless character also.

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None of the stories were particularly strong. Bad guy wants a thing, Indiana Jones gets involved, makes much reference to his long and complicated background of finding things, and eventually he leads the bad guy to the thing, and the bad guy dies as a result. The only one which didn't quite fit the mold was ToD, but that one really just substituted kids.

I'd say the film and story were working just fine until just after Marion is re-introduced. Then comes the damnable sword fight from the backs of boat-jeeps through the rough-cut jungle (and that damnable attempt to correct his fencing form to remind us of how involved a mother she was in his prep schooling), Mutt going Tarzan and earning the trust and obedience of the local monkey population within minutes, the idiotic giant man-eating ants, and especially Marion driving off the cliff onto a tree like a damnable cartoon.

That sequence of events progressively squanders all the whimsical capital the franchise had earned up until that point, even worse than Indy surviving a nuclear blast and cannon launch from inside a refrigerator. Take them out, and an excessive amount of the CGI goes as well, and the film avoids falling into the abyss of cutesy self-congratulation.

"I like to watch."  Chauncey Gardiner, 'Being There'

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That just about summs it up for me: lacklustre story interspersed with boring cartoon action

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1) Terrible story, with characters that made no difference (see Mac)
2) Terrible editing, some things happened that made no sense (Cate Blanchette's ability in the first act, Karen Allen getting struck in the big scene, and nothing resulted)
3) Awful CGI and wasted 3rd act. No sense of adventure or even that Indy was in any danger.

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I thought the story was fine. Ancient Aliens visiting earth and leaving behind artifacts seems like a mission for Indy.

Too much CGI, I agree.

Cate Blanchett made a fine villain. Shia LaBouf as Mutt was annoying.

Overall it didn't have as many memorable moments that the best Indy movies had, Raiders and Last Crusade, had. Those funny moments and thrilling action sequences weren't as good.

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1) Ray Winstone "I'm a good guy, no I'm a bad guy, actually I'm a good guy, no I'm a bad guy again!" Who cares!
2) Karen Allen. The film just grinds to a halt as soon as she appears.
3) Poor use of CG (that already looked bad in 2008 and looks even worse now).

Ironically, Shia LeBeouf is the least of this films problems in terms of casting.

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