Steven Spielberg Says That THE TEMPLE OF DOOM is His Least Favorite INDIANA JONES Movie
When I was growing up Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was my favorite Indian Jones movie! I freakin' loved that film! As I got older, my opinion of the film changed. I still love it, but now it's my third favorite in the Indiana Jones franchise. Raiders of The Lost Ark is number one and The Last Crusade is number two. I just like to pretend that Kingdom of the Crystal Skull doesn't exist.
Filmmaker Susan Lacey recently spent hours and hours interviewing Spielberg for a new documentary that revolves around the legendary filmmaker. During the interview process, the director revealed that The Temple of Doom is his least favorite Indiana Jones movie. I kind of find that surprising considering how bad Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was.
I'm sure we'll find out why that Indiana Jones film is his least favorite in the upcoming Spielberg documentary. I think one of the main reasons is because it's the least traditional Indiana Jones story. it was playing around with a lot of different things styles and elements from its James Bond-esque opening scene, to the action, adventure, and horror that filled the story. I also know a lot of people thought that Willie Scott and Short Round were too annoying. I still love the movie, though!
I'd love to hear Spielberg's thoughts on the movie and why it's his least favorite. Regardless, when Spielberg did The Last Crusade, he brought more of the familiar elements of the character back that made Raiders of the Lost Ark so good.
Spielberg is currently developing a fifth Indiana Jones movie, and I'm excited to see how that turns out. Hopefully, he once again takes what made Raiders and Crusade so good and implements them into this next story.
Source: NY Daily News