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I'm looking forward to the scene where Indy climbs bravely down into the snake infested tomb ...only to forget what he's gone down there for. Also, rumour has it both 'Werther's Originals' and Honda are looking for product placement deals.

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The ridiculous thing about the Indiana Jones character is that he acts like a mere spectator. His enemies are ultimately defeated due to their mistakes.
 

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Oh boy. Nazis, Swastikas. It'll be a hit...

Then there's the scene where Indy walks down some stairs and forgets why he went down in the first place...
 

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The ridiculous thing about the Indiana Jones character is that he acts like a mere spectator. His enemies are ultimately defeated due to their mistakes.

Pardon me but what? His fights, his almost impossible risky actions that work out? "I'm making it up as I go along." In other words, his ability to improvise in situations that would have resulted in death. For example, sitting atop an ancient Egyptian statue and rocking it, causing it to break from its base and fall into a wall, which led to finding a way out.
 

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The ridiculous thing about the Indiana Jones character is that he acts like a mere spectator. His enemies are ultimately defeated due to their mistakes.

Pardon me but what? His fights, his almost impossible risky actions that work out? "I'm making it up as I go along." In other words, his ability to improvise in situations that would have resulted in death. For example, sitting atop an ancient Egyptian statue and rocking it, causing it to break from its base and fall into a wall, which led to finding a way out.
It is the stupid Nazis who decide to open the ark while in fact he watches them die badly.
 

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The ridiculous thing about the Indiana Jones character is that he acts like a mere spectator. His enemies are ultimately defeated due to their mistakes.

Pardon me but what? His fights, his almost impossible risky actions that work out? "I'm making it up as I go along." In other words, his ability to improvise in situations that would have resulted in death. For example, sitting atop an ancient Egyptian statue and rocking it, causing it to break from its base and fall into a wall, which led to finding a way out.
It is the stupid Nazis who decide to open the ark while in fact he watches them die badly.

And he survives even though he's nearby.
 

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Pardon me but what? His fights, his almost impossible risky actions that work out?

If Indie hadn't been there, things would have worked out *better.* Nazis eventually find the Ark, fly it back to Berlin, open it before the Nazi leadership... BAM, no more Nazis. Lid falls back onto Ark. Second-string Nazis show up, look at all the corpses, open the lid... BAM, no more second string Nazis. Eventually the Soviets invade, steal the Ark, open it at the Kremlin.... BAM, no more Stalin and Beria and co.

THANKS, Indie.
 

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Pardon me but what? His fights, his almost impossible risky actions that work out?

If Indie hadn't been there, things would have worked out *better.* Nazis eventually find the Ark, fly it back to Berlin, open it before the Nazi leadership... BAM, no more Nazis. Lid falls back onto Ark. Second-string Nazis show up, look at all the corpses, open the lid... BAM, no more second string Nazis. Eventually the Soviets invade, steal the Ark, open it at the Kremlin.... BAM, no more Stalin and Beria and co.

THANKS, Indie.

No more Indian Jones movies. No Cold War? Doubtful.
 

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They're going to de-age him.

There are multiple approaches to that. The Marvel approach has been to massage video of the actual actor, with variable results. The de aged sam Jackson in Captain Marvel looked good while he was standing around, but when he ran... he ran like an old man.
 

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Hopefully the dispatchers at the NYMR successfully deconflicted filming of IJ:5 and MI:7. It'd be a bit disconcerting to watch Indy/Ford fighting Nazis on top of a train while Ethan/Cruise passes fighting whoever it is this time on the train headed in the opposite direction.
 

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Indiana Jones and the Fountain of Youth.

* Spoiler alert. * He finds it.

Nah, Jack Sparrow has already been there !

I have to say it is really painfull to watch every single "perfect" trilogy of my youth 80's and 90's crashing down in flames through bad sequels or reboots.

Terminator: ruined since number 3
Die hard: ruined since number 4
Alien: ruined since number 4
Star wars: ruined since the prequels
Indiana Jones: ruined since the 4

Remarquable that all these franchises started going down the drain after number three (except Terminator, admittedly, but T2 set the bar so high, that the three would be a whimper was probably unavoidable)

I hate to say that, but only poor M. J Fox Parkinson has prevented Back to the future from meeting the same fate. Pretty bizarre to think it remains of the few franchises still not marred by bad sequels. The De Lorean is crushed, Doc is happy with Clara and the kids, Marty future is safely on a good track, Biff has been neutralized.

And I say that as a foreigner, not American and not native english speaker, not grown with Star Trek TOS.

I can only imagine how painful it must be for people meeting the criterias above. You have my sympathies (and condoleances).

To me the all time best Indiana Jones is the third one, with Sean Connery. Nothing can better this. It is the perfect blend of drama and humour.

"She talks in her sleep !" - wasn't even in the script.
 
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