Saturday, 24 November 2012
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Review
The flaws in this movie are with the characters. I don't care for situations where a child is put in a heroic role. That's what they did with Short Round. They also tried to make him the source for all of the comic relief and did it in a very racially insensitive stereotypical way. He was only slightly less annoying than Jar Jar Binks. But, that's George Lucas' MO. The second character flaw is the Willie Scott character. Kate Capshaw just could not pull this off. It may be her talent level or it may be that the character is just so shallow that there's no way any decent writing could give it depth. And her lines were very poorly written. The only saving grace of having Capshaw in the movie was the cleavage factor.
But, the action and film making outweigh the two crappy characters. I'm willing to put up with those two for the action and tense situations. See it.