Honestly, who clicked Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as superior to Temple of Doom? That is horribly wrong... I should edit it...
I did not flinch and die as Sadako did during his viewing of the film, but I certainly agree with all his points. At first the nuclear scene was one of those "Oh shit, he's going to be nuked, PANIC!" scenes... but its resolution was ridiculous. I don't care if the refrigerator IS lined with led, why isn't it melted scrap?! I would have preferred if Indy had tripped some sort of sensor or something that indicated there was someone in the blast zone.
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I'd take ToD any day.
That horrible sci-fi crap didn't fit in. Nothing fit in. It was horrible. Just horrible.
I don't even see IJ as sci-fi- I mean, heck, KOTCS is sci-fi- Aliens? What the bloody hell were they thinking?! I've always thought IJ's more of a adventure-history stuff and all that... But sci-fi? What the hell!
What the bloody hell were they thinking when they made this movie?
I'd buy the last minute sensor thing a million times more easy and like you say, tension could be generated in the scene enough to convey the constant fear of nuclear blasts that would have soaked minds of people in the fifties.
Queeq, did you say that the fridgenuking was in Darabont's script..?
'Cause that kinda would make Lucas AND Darabont jointly responsible with Speilberg for the fridgidaire related shenanigans at least... (If Speilberg wasn't man enough to stand up to Lucas over this and many other terrible issues with that movie, then he is still just as guilty.)
a) Yes, the fridge nuking is in the Darabont script
b) Lucas makes up the story... he says what he wants in it. And Spielberg kinda adds stuff here and there (usually the better elements). So who's to blame for the nuke-fridge scene? I dunno. Could have been Lucas pushing it.