Notebook Reviews: INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM
Steven Spielberg – 1984.
Steven Spielberg‘s Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom is pure cinematic excellence. Everything about the film is great – the acting, the stunts, the effects and the script (from Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck). This is what happens when the greatest filmmakers in the world are given free rein to do whatever they want.
Harrison Ford once again excels as the world-weary archaeologist and shows us all what a real movie star is. They might be played by the same man and stem from the mind of George Lucas, but there’s a real demarcation between Indiana Jones and Han Solo. Kate Capshaw and Jonathan Ke Quan all impress as Indy’s ‘tag along’ sidekicks in this Thugee focused adventure.
Slightly better than its predecessor (Raiders Of The Lost Ark), Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom is rollocking entertainment.