Chris Marsh’s review published on Letterboxd:
“Okey dokey, Dr. Jones.
Hold on to your potatoes!”
Take everything I said about Raiders last night and add a little extra.
This was the first Indy movie I had ever watched. My parents decided it was a good idea to watch this when I was 7. Basically I got so scared that by the heart ripping scene, I made them turn it off and I deemed it the scariest movie I’ve ever seen.
I’ve seen it plenty of times since, but especially after tonight, I’d say this is still in my top 10 scariest/creepiest movies of all time. The eyeball soup/monkey brains is still creepy, the heart ripping scene is still pretty scary, but goddamn those fucking giant bugs freak me the fuck out.
Okay, so this movie just really fucking rules. The opening scene is one of my favorite scenes of the franchise and as great as it is, I wish we would’ve gotten a little more Lao Che or have him return in some aspect.
I completely see why people hate Willie. Her constant whining/screaming gets annoying fast, but she is like the ultimate damsel in distress character even those she does save their lives at one point.
On the other hand, I don’t understand why Short Round gets hate. He’s a great, funny little character who gets some ass kicking in and saves Indy even. Love the shots of him and Indy simultaneously punching the bad guys.
Mola Ram is also scarier than any Nazi out there imo.
The thing I really love about these movies is that there are so many close calls that still make me tense up after all these years. Like Indy getting crushed by the spikes or almost getting crushed by the roller.
Plus the Minecart scene is one of my all time favorite movie scenes period.