About: Before Spielberg’s go-to writer David Koepp wrote Crystal Skull, super screenwriter Frank Darabont worked on a draft of the script. Our final lost Indy script involves The City of the Gods. Darabont turned in three versions of his screenplay, culminating in ‘s Indiana. An alternate version of the script, possibly written by Frank Darabont, was (briefly) posted on the Internet.
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I’m sure you’ve heard this argument before, but essentially any film can be as unrealistic as it wants to as long as it abides by it’s own rules This way we can accept the ridiculousness easily The force makes sense given the Star Wars universe. Oh yeah, there are still aliens. For the vast majority of people, religion is not a big buy.
It’s over-the-top, craziness exemplified and amplified. At least we think it did.
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Looking at it that way, I’d agree. Yeah, but the world already has multiple sources of supernatural power by having both the Judeo-Christian which is really two different entities, the Old Testament wrathful god of Raiders and, essentially, Jesus in Last Crusade and the Hindu gods.
Nobody should have that much power. The movies are silly. I think the multiple gods are similar enough to count as a single source of power.
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Trying to imagine that as a movie made my brain melt. Because it was lead-lined and air-tight, it solves two of the biggest obstacles to surviving a Nuke: Yeah, they’re all here, as well as some even sillier stuff, like an “Anaconda”-esque snake that devours Indy whole and a cameo for Henry Jones Sr. It’s quite a thrill ride that barely gives the audience a moment to breathe. I thought it was fun enough, but you really, really have to like IJ to appreciate anything about I4.
To me, Raiders is a masterpiece and the rest are just good films that never live up to darabomt first. For leaked info about upcoming movies, twist endings, or anything else spoileresque, please use the following method: The Crystal Skull was terrible.
The 30’s were largely consumed with Hitler and his obsession with the occult.
Yeah, I would not have blamed Lucas for passing on the script if the synopsis we read is accurate A late 60s setting, the presence of the Beatles, a Peace symbol made out of rare Peruvian hemp, Indy on an LSD trip after smoking the hemp while naked in Martin Brody’s museum.
Originally I felt the same way. But I can assure you that the reason most people hate the 4th film is undoubtedly the aliens. It’s got some really memorable scenes and lines, it’s a rip-roaring adventure that felt sufficiently different from the predecessor but still familiar.
Darabont was still working from a general story framework by Lucas and Speilberg, so there were not going to be massive differences between the two. They grab the skull and make it out just before the plane explodes. For better or for worse, a lot of people feel that Aliens darabojt not fit that mythos, jarring expectations and ruining the suspension of disbelief. Indy shoots an alien and says “Welcome to Earf”.
So this climax we keep talking about.
I darabong wish there was never a sequel to Raiders or at least all of them were more congruent. The original trilogy was almost closer to fantasy than sci-fi, and the fourth suddenly takes a very drastic turn thematically. Reads to me like Lucas rejected it then made slight changes then slapped his name on it. How in the hell could any script be worse?. Lucas had issues with it, and he began rewriting it titling it Phantom City of the Gods.
It’s stupid The ending is sillier. Plus it ties into the atomic age time period with Atom bomb paranoia. That was enough for Lucas to dig out his old story notes, outlines, and screenplays, including one for a never-filmed episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles inyd dealt with the real-life mystery of strange, Peruvian skulls carved out of crystal. But it was fine when he and his idiots survived falling out of a plane and down a mountain in an inflatable raft.
Are there any more? But if the moon suddenly cracked open and spilled egg yolk on the earth, or one of the teenagers suddenly had X-Men super powers out of nowhere and saved the planet, or somebody turned into a 2D Mickey Mouse and started tap dancing without hallucinatory drugs In Raiders, it’s fine to have a presupposition of God. Dan – you know, for reasons. And, make no mistake about it, there are moments of real beauty in this thing.
Ok then, what if there’s an atom bomb, but Indy survives by crawling into a giant snake kept in a Frigidaire?
This script could be better or worse, who knows?