Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (30th June 2023)

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  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    He had a lot of fond memories of that dog.
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    mtm wrote: »
    One thing I don't want is for anyone to call him Henry. No bloody Henry, no bloody Jonesy: he's Indiana Jones / Indy / Dr Jones and that's it :)

    Exactly! Only his Dad can call him otherwise.
  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
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    mtm wrote: »
    One thing I don't want is for anyone to call him Henry. No bloody Henry, no bloody Jonesy: he's Indiana Jones / Indy / Dr Jones and that's it :)

    Couldn’t agree with this more.
  • Posts: 5,863
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    I like your suggestion of The Indiana Jones, @ToTheRight.

    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    The Indiana Jones


    I feel like it brings just the right amount of inanity to the table.

    I was slightly joking, but at the same time adding the word "THE" seems to be a trend: THE Suicide Squad, THE Batman.

    Another trend is to re use a title then add the character's name as a subtitle:
    BEVERLY HILLS COP:AXEL FOLEY , TOP GUN:MAVERICK.

    How about:


    RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK : INDIANA JONES

    More likely to be INDIANA JONES: HENRY JNR

    How about INDIANA JONES: INDY.

    "We called it that because it's a more personal story. In this one, Indy finally becomes the Indy we know and love."
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    The title will be “ Indiana Jones And The….”, with the “The” being a device, the McGuffin , that has something to do with time.

  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited September 2022 Posts: 12,159
    The thing is, the films have never been named after the macguffin primarily. Lots of the offshoot media have, like '..and the Spear of Destiny', '...and the Staff of Kings' etc. but the films have been named after: a bunch of people; a location he explores (two of those), and the adventure itself in one of them.
    So the macguffin might get a mention, but I hope it won't be the entire title in itself as that feels slightly undynamic to me, just describing an object.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Indiana Jones: Belongs in a Museum
  • After Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, I feel like the title needs to return to something a bit more succinct, with simpler words, and a more epic feel. It's a bit of an irony, that the more specific you make them the less iconic they feel.

    Given the rumors about the McGuffin, I'd indeed expect it to be something along the lines of Indiana Jones and the ________ of Time.

    But we've been surprised before.
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    talos7 wrote: »
    The title will be “ Indiana Jones And The….”, with the “The” being a device, the McGuffin , that has something to do with time.

    I sincerely hope so.
  • HildebrandRarityHildebrandRarity Centre international d'assistance aux personnes déplacées, Paris, France
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    Indiana Jones and the TBD
  • Agent_Zero_OneAgent_Zero_One Ireland
    edited September 2022 Posts: 527
    I like your suggestion of The Indiana Jones, @ToTheRight.

    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    The Indiana Jones


    I feel like it brings just the right amount of inanity to the table.

    "Indiana Jones: One Last Adventure"
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusa- wait.
  • ProfJoeButcherProfJoeButcher Bless your heart
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    Rise of the Indiana Jones?
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Rise of the Indiana Jones?

    Maybe if JJ Abrams was in charge. Thankfully, he’s not.
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    MaxCasino wrote: »
    Rise of the Indiana Jones?

    Maybe if JJ Abrams was in charge. Thankfully, he’s not.

    "Somehow, Walter Donovan returned."
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    In a way it’s kind of amazing we have a Star Wars film that’s that bad.
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    In a way it’s kind of amazing we have a Star Wars film that’s that bad.

    Could be worse. "Somehow, Jar Jar Binks returned."
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited September 2022 Posts: 7,322
    Lol true, at least it was Ian McDiarmid we got back. And he was pretty cool in it.
  • Lol true, at least it was Ian McDiarmid we got back. And he was pretty cool in it.

    We can say anything we want about The Rise of Skywalker, but every single one of us got chills when we heard Ian McDiarmid's laugh at the end of the first trailer. So that's something.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Lol true, at least it was Ian McDiarmid we got back. And he was pretty cool in it.

    We can say anything we want about The Rise of Skywalker, but every single one of us got chills when we heard Ian McDiarmid's laugh at the end of the first trailer. So that's something.

    Yep that’s true. Same with Billy Dee Williams. I wish they would have done more with Luke, honestly. Keeping with this thread idea, Ian McDiarmid is a Indy alumni, from Young Indy.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    In a way it’s kind of amazing we have a Star Wars film that’s that bad.

    I still don't see the issue with it, it just seems like a Star Wars film to me. It's not for this thread I guess.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    I suppose if you put yourself far enough above the Star Wars films, they might all look the same. ;)
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited September 2022 Posts: 12,159
    Well it's not a great or hugely memorable one, but it zipped along and had action scenes and space battles and things: it functioned well enough at what it was trying to do even if it wasn't inspired. It was less boring to me than the one before it.

    To me Indy was always the best thing George Lucas ever did, and although Skull is the worst of them, I don't think it's anywhere near as bad as the SW films have sunk to over the years.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    mtm wrote: »
    Well it's not a great or hugely memorable one, but it zipped along and had action scenes and space battles and things: it functioned well enough at what it was trying to do even if it wasn't inspired. It was less boring to me than the one before it.

    To me Indy was always the best thing George Lucas ever did, and although Skull is the worst of them, I don't think it's anywhere near as bad as the SW films have sunk to over the years.

    I agree. I also like Cate Blanchett and Irina Spalko. Like Spielberg, probably my favorite villain of the series. EON please hire her a villainess role in the future!
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited September 2022 Posts: 7,322
    mtm wrote: »
    Well it's not a great or hugely memorable one, but it zipped along and had action scenes and space battles and things: it functioned well enough at what it was trying to do even if it wasn't inspired. It was less boring to me than the one before it.

    To me Indy was always the best thing George Lucas ever did, and although Skull is the worst of them, I don't think it's anywhere near as bad as the SW films have sunk to over the years.

    Nice, yeah I pretty much agree. Given time, I dislike TROS more and more, but I can easily see your perspective on it. It's funny, I have a group chat with two friends and one has very similar opinions to yours here (regarding Star Wars and Indy/Crystal Skull etc), and one who adamantly hates basically all of the above (TLJ, TROS, Crystal Skull).

    Out of curiosity, where do you stand on:
    Rogue One?
    Prometheus?
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited September 2022 Posts: 12,159
    Rogue One I found a letdown when I saw it: I must admit I probably have a quite tight definition of what Star Wars is, and that's a fun space adventure. In that it shares quite a lot in common with Indy: to me its role is to be pure entertainment. Rogue One felt a bit fannish to me, the sort of thing you get when folks get too close and start to take it all too seriously. It's a good Blakes 7 movie. But hey, if I watched it again I'd probably enjoy it. Something like Mandalorian hits that SW tone better for my money.
    Was Prometheus the first of the Ridley reboots? I thought it was fine, it didn't do too much for me but seemed okay.

    It was interesting to see Harrison Ford getting choked up talking about the new Indy film. I didn't see him getting emotional promoting the new Star Wars movies ;)
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    I am looking forward to a trailer, hopefully real soon?
  • Agent_Zero_OneAgent_Zero_One Ireland
    edited September 2022 Posts: 527
    mtm wrote: »
    Well it's not a great or hugely memorable one, but it zipped along and had action scenes and space battles and things: it functioned well enough at what it was trying to do even if it wasn't inspired. It was less boring to me than the one before it.

    To me Indy was always the best thing George Lucas ever did, and although Skull is the worst of them, I don't think it's anywhere near as bad as the SW films have sunk to over the years.
    My biggest issue with TROS (well, the ST as a whole, but TROS finalises it) is that after having killed each of the original trio and saying they pretty much failed at all their goals, they end on exactly the same status quo as ROTJ, just 30 years later and with new characters I care less about.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    RogueAgent wrote: »
    I am looking forward to a trailer, hopefully real soon?

    I think we'll be waiting for just before the release of either Black Panther 2 or Avatar 2 so it can run with one of them.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Interesting theory. Could the storyline be parallel instead of involving time travel? I wouldn’t rule it out.
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