Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ★★★★

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This review may contain spoilers.

When I was growing up this was my favorite of the Indiana Jones movies. It's deft mix of adventure, comedy and horror made it very unique and fun. Being a completely different kind of story from any of the other films in the series really makes this movie stand out in a good way. The film does contain some stereotypes of it's era but given context it's not incredibly terrible or distracting. I mean the bugs and monkey brains for dinner scenes were a bit overboard but all and all it's nothing to avoid the film for. In reality though, Indian food is very delightful and to my knowledge hasn't regularly or even ever involved the brains of any simians, even way back in the day. Although the scene does fall in line with gross out tropes that were common in movies at the time. The character of Willy Scott played by Kate Capshaw is rather annoying but can at times steal the show (like in the opening number). The practical effects in this film hold up and look fantastic like they do in most big budget 1980s movies that Spielberg was associated with as either the Director or even as a Producer. His movies look fantastic. I highly recommend this film to anyone who wants to watch a fun yet at the same time kind of scary adventure.

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