Indiana Jones, Fools!
There are few stories, or even series, that are as iconic as Indiana Jones. It’s the classic example of how to make a great adventure movie. Ok, maybe not the last one, but certainly the first three.
For me, it was all Star Wars when I was a kid. I didn’t get into Indiana Jones. When I was much older, like High School/College aged, I finally started to understand exactly what it was about the movies that made them special.
Action/Adventure movies need a certain attitude and a certain look. They need to bring your along for the ride, not leave your sitting on the sidelines. They need to have something that you can latch onto, something familiar, but they also need to take you into territory you’ve never imagined. That is what Indiana Jones was able to pull off. That is why they are special. Add in awesome casts, George Lucas’ unique shooting style and you got something really great.
Tell us in the comments what you think about Indiana Jones. Favorite movie, favorite story, favorite moment?
Indiana Jones on Rancor’s Brothel