gh’s review published on Letterboxd:
The most fun you can have while watching an adventure.
George Lucas, Steven Spielberg & John Williams are all at the height of each their filmmaking careers during this era and it shows as you always feel the excitement, wonder & emotion vividly.
The smaller scale approach is what holds down the film in comparison to Raiders of the Lost Ark & The Last Crusade. However, it’s because of this smaller intention that the film shines so bright.
Serving as a prequel for the second act of the original trilogy,
the story illuminates the vast history of the many various adventures that Dr. Jones has experienced. Also showing that to improve a franchise sometimes a larger story isn’t always what is needed for success.
Harrison Ford was the man during this phase,
I don’t think anybody could’ve been a more perfect Indiana Jones.
Ps. If you’re acting like Short Round doesn’t make the film immensely more entertaining, you’re absolutely blind;
bringing his Goonies’ magic into another film franchise.
He no nuts, he’s crazy.