Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Movie Review
The second of the George Lucas/Steven Spielberg Indiana Jones epics is set a year or so before the events in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1984). After a brief brouhaha involving a precious vial and a wild ride down a raging Himalyan river, Indy (Harrison Ford) gets down to the problem at hand: retrieving a precious gem and several kidnapped young boys on behalf of a remote East Indian village. His companions this time around include a dimbulbed, easily frightened nightclub chanteuse (Kate Capshaw), and a feisty 12-year-old kid named Short Round (Quan Ke Huy). Throughout, the plot takes second place to the thrills, which include a harrowing rollercoaster ride in an abandoned mineshaft and Indy’s rescue of the heroine from a ritual sacrifice. There are also a couple of cute references to Raiders of the Lost Ark, notably a funny variation of Indy’s shooting of the Sherpa warrior.
About Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Harrison Ford, Pat Roach, Akio Mitamura, Philip Stone, Ric Young, Philip Tan, Stany De Silva, Ruby de Mel, Denavaka Hamine, Iranganie Serasinghe, Dharshana Panangala, Kate Capshaw, Raj Singh, Jonathan Ke Quan, Frank Olegario, Amrish Puri, Ahmed El Shenawi, Roshan Seth, Arthur F. Repola, Roy Chiao, Nizwar Karanj, David Yip, Moti Makan, Chua Kah Joo, Mellan Mitchell, Rex Ngui, Michael Yama, D.R. Nanayakkara, Dharmadasa Kuruppu
Director: Steven Spielberg
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