Eric Lim

Unsolicited commentary and thoughts

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Disappointing. Nowhere near as good as the first one. Awkward and lacking in suspense. It’s been a long time since I last saw Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, so a viewing was required. I’ve always heard a lot of people crying that Temple was easily the weakest of the trilogy (It’s a trilogy, goddammit. Just like how Star Wars is a trilogy and just like how The Matrix has no sequels) and I am whole-heartedly in agreement. Sprinkled throughout the movie are a lot of signs of things to come in Crystal Kingdom. Lots of dumb and awkward humor, a forced scene of lovers quarreling with no chemistry whatsoever, and just not much of a sense of adventure. At least the mine carts are kind of fun.

Oh yeah, and Dark Knight. I’ve seen it twice now – once on the regular screen and once in the IMAX, and IMAX is definitely the way to go. After seeing it, me and my posse realized that any other movie we’ve seen in IMAX was never actually shot on the 70mm film and was just stretched to fit. Everything was so freaking sharp.

I loved the movie, and it’s easily in my top five favorite movies, if not my top three. About halfway through the midnight showing I was saying to myself that I was ready to see it immediately afterwards at 3am, and I came extremely close to convincing two people to see the 6am IMAX showing with me. This will be overhyping the movie for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, but there you have it.

Sunday, July 27, 2008
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