Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ★★★

Watching this film I really feel bad for Kate Capshaw, who was stuck playing a shrill unfunny character who screams about breaking a nail while people are trying to kill her, yet I don't think anyone could have pulled off that character and the fact that Willie Scott was such a drop-down in calibre from the Marion Ravenwood from Raiders of the Lost Ark makes it all that much worse.

On the plus side, Harrison Ford is still great as everyone's favourite adventurer Indiana Jones, the John Williams score is still a baller one, and the action set-pieces are incredibly fun even if a little sillier this time out - the mine car chase includes one eye-rolling-moment after another - and the film is simply littered with great production designs from the Thuggee temple to the most elaborate mining system ever created.

Overall, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was a darker entry in the franchise, with child slavers and a brainwashed Indy backhanding his kid sidekick, and despite its flaws, there still is a lot to recommend from this tribute to the Saturday morning serials.

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