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Indiana Jones 5

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    IMDB is user generated so I wouldn't hold it as gospel TBH. Not least for the immediate, obvious question to start with: I'd the film industry open again in Ireland? The UK, yes. But has Ireland allowed productions to start again?


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    pixelburp wrote: »
    IMDB is user generated so I wouldn't hold it as gospel TBH. Not least for the immediate, obvious question to start with: I'd the film industry open again in Ireland? The UK, yes. But has Ireland allowed productions to start again?

    People who post on Boards are unreliable.
    Read the IMDB website.


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    Apparently a film about a giant lizard called Gorgo was filmed there too! wtf


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    People who post on Boards are unreliable.
    Read the IMDB website.

    Uhm ok, sure?. Just pointing out IMDb can't always be taken as true, but obviously cool if they are indeed filming. Though like I said, I hadn't heard if film productions had started again so would be a good first point to confirm any validity of the info.


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    pixelburp wrote: »
    Uhm ok, sure?. Just pointing out IMDb can't always be taken as true, but obviously cool if they are indeed filming. Though like I said, I hadn't heard if film productions had started again so would be a good first point to confirm any validity of the info.

    Isn't your one from Modern Family posting on social media that she is in Luttrellstown castle filming?


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    Yeah they're filming that new Disney series, Epic


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    py2006 wrote: »
    Apparently a film about a giant lizard called Gorgo was filmed there too! wtf

    I added that to IMDB :D Yeah it was filmed in Coliemore Harbour. Godzilla knock off movie.

    There's works just started in the harbour to fix part of a collapsed wall but I'd imagine it will be well fixed if/when they shoot there.


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    it seems an odd location, they are filming in Scotland as well, there are any number of small harbours to film there


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    silverharp wrote: »
    it seems an odd location, they are filming in Scotland as well, there are any number of small harbours to film there

    It might only be a 5 sec scene of a boat arriving and you wouldn't even know its Ireland.


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    Kingp35 wrote: »
    I added that to IMDB :D Yeah it was filmed in Coliemore Harbour. Godzilla knock off movie.

    There's works just started in the harbour to fix part of a collapsed wall but I'd imagine it will be well fixed if/when they shoot there.

    Thats mad, I didn't know you could add stuff to IMDB


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    Set photos of a castle in Scotland doing the rounds, looks like they may finally actually be going to make this movie.


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    Harrison Ford's in that neck of the woods too, potentially confirming that whatever's being filmed, it's to feature the main man himself. He looks well for his age TBH:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CPY5_LgLyxJ


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    Presumably there'll be some sort of tribute to Henry Jones Snr.


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    FunLover18 wrote: »
    Presumably there'll be some sort of tribute to Henry Jones Snr.

    No none whatsoever, Richard Dreyfus has been cast


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    I said it before and I will say it again, Spielberg leaving speaks VOLUMES!


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    py2006 wrote: »
    I said it before and I will say it again, Spielberg leaving speaks VOLUMES!




    I think that's more to do with the allegations against Spielberg than the film its self.


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    Big Gerry wrote: »
    I think that's more to do with the allegations against Spielberg than the film its self.

    What would this be now? :confused:


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    What would this be now? :confused:


    Allegations in regard to Spielberg's daughter its all over the internet.


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    Just googled it there. Whats that got to do with him?


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    Big Gerry wrote: »
    Allegations in regard to Spielberg's daughter its all over the internet.

    Let me guess, these accusations can be found on the same sites that accused him of being behind the death of the girl from Poltergeist and who also claim Harrison Ford has a tremendous fear of stamps and instead of a mouth, he has four ar*es?


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    WTF is this segue? Spielberg isn't directing because after Crystal Skull, why would he? At this stage only Ford is interested in Indy while Lucas / Spielberg have moved on. And it's clear enough from his latterday CV that Spielberg's heart & interest simply isn't in blockbuster filmmaking anymore. He seems to have fully pivoted to "serious drama" mode these days, his brief detours into blockbusters total flops


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    As much as I like classic Spielberg, after a long stretch of bad and mediocre films his absence gives this more of a chance of being decent (even with a relatively workmanlike director taking his place).


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    I'd gain a lot more respect for Ford if he insisted on his character being killed off in this yoke too.


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    Watched that first set-piece from Crystal Skull, up to and including the infamous Fridge moment and you know what? Disregard the CGI gophers for a second and it's up there with the best of Indy IMO. It had a phenomenally strong, exciting pace; the stakes and danger always in motion. Yes, the nuke scene was silly but ... I dunno. Not _that_ silly against the franchise as a whole.

    The film definitely went off the boil in a major way once the film left the United States, but even when I saw it in the cinema thought the Area 51 scenes were pretty good. Watching it again and that doesn't seem like rose tinted spectacles. Had forgotten how much convenient shadow was used though, masking the obvious stuntman replacing old man Ford :D


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    Mr Crispy wrote: »
    I'd gain a lot more respect for Ford if he insisted on his character being killed off in this yoke too.
    I don't think that's possible due to Lucas' Indian Jones canon.

    I'm not very knowledgeable on this but I believe that the TV show is considered every bit as valid in the Indiana Jones universe as the movies.

    For that reason Jones can't be killed off until he is in his 90s, plus he has to lose an eye and gain a daughter before then.


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    pixelburp wrote: »
    Watched that first set-piece from Crystal Skull, up to and including the infamous Fridge moment and you know what? Disregard the CGI gophers for a second and it's up there with the best of Indy IMO. It had a phenomenally strong, exciting pace; the stakes and danger always in motion. Yes, the nuke scene was silly but ... I dunno. Not _that_ silly against the franchise as a whole.

    The film definitely went off the boil in a major way once the film left the United States, but even when I saw it in the cinema thought the Area 51 scenes were pretty good. Watching it again and that doesn't seem like rose tinted spectacles. Had forgotten how much convenient shadow was used though, masking the obvious stuntman replacing old man Ford :D

    When I first saw Crystal Skull in the cinema, I actually enjoyed it, it felt like one final lap around the block for an old movie hero and it’s fans and it was an epilogue to the original trilogy before Spielberg, Ford and Lucas finally retired.

    Unfortunately, today’s anti Lucas trolls decided to have a mass diva tantrum that persists today and don’t seem to realise this movie wasn’t actually made for them, it was made for us kids of the 80’s. Yeah, the movie was the worst of the 4, but who seriously thought it would reach the heights of the original movies?

    Ironically, those same trolls have now brought about a situation where we’re getting another epilogue movie. Hopefully, it’ll do for Indiana Jones what Rocky Balboa did for the Rocky movies and finish the series on a high note.


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    I thoroughly enjoy Crystal Skull until they end up in the enemy camp around halfway through. It really goes off a cliff after that - quite literally - but the first half totally captures the essence and playfulness of the series.

    I’m perhaps misremembering, but always associate that dumb South Park episode being a marked shift in how many people talked about it. Felt like a point where much of the disappointment (and I’m not for a second suggesting many people didn’t like it first time around) became outright, meme-loaded vitriol. Between that SP episode and various web videos about other popular franchises, there was an increase in the ‘they ruined my childhood!!!’ level of discourse.


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    Wedwood wrote: »
    When I first saw Crystal Skull in the cinema, I actually enjoyed it, it felt like one final lap around the block for an old movie hero and it’s fans and it was an epilogue to the original trilogy before Spielberg, Ford and Lucas finally retired.

    Unfortunately, today’s anti Lucas trolls decided to have a mass diva tantrum that persists today and don’t seem to realise this movie wasn’t actually made for them, it was made for us kids of the 80’s. Yeah, the movie was the worst of the 4, but who seriously thought it would reach the heights of the original movies?

    Ironically, those same trolls have now brought about a situation where we’re getting another epilogue movie. Hopefully, it’ll do for Indiana Jones what Rocky Balboa did for the Rocky movies and finish the series on a high note.

    Agree totally, Balboa was excellent and showed you can respect the original and merge with new. Was probably better then all but the first and maybe second in that franchise.

    Also agree that some people are quite poor at reflecting on why they actually dislike something. Does Drumpot at 10 view modern movies the same way as Drumpot in his 40s? Not a chance, but people do not seem to get it. When I look back at some stuff from 80s/90s I still have rose tinted glasses and enjoy quite flawed elements of movies from that era. But I remember how I felt when I saw them so it sort of pastes over the flaws.

    Modern Aliens, Star Wars or other franchise movies do not do the same thing for me, because how could they ? Is a middle aged man going to connect with a girl half his age , going around the universe saving everybody in the same way a young boy can relate to a boy becoming an adult in a scary world , trying to find his place ? Of course it will resonate more with me. I do think the older movies had more charm, better characters and more heart, but it didnt anger me like some of the more toxic stuff you read.

    I am older then the adult characters in these movies, when I was younger I nearly looked up to the hero's and marveled at the villain's. Now I just try to enjoy the ride whereas some go into "did we really need this" rabbit hole and ruin the movies before they even come out.

    I flicked on the "captain America" movie trailer from 1990 and my children laughed. I told them that was the level of quality of most of the super hero movies (Condor Man!). Star wars was quite unique and was only out ever 3 years. Indiana Jones and Bond similarly. Now we have top quality movies to compete from DC/Marvel and Bourne movies, mission impossible movies, even middle budget quality alternatives (edge of Tomorrow) and that doesn't even begin to look at television which is going through a golden age of quality. We are saturated with stuff , almost spoilt.

    Suppose I have gone off a bit. But I try to watch certain movies through child Drumpot eyes. Part of that is not caring about the cynical reason a movie is being made and just focusing on what we get and trying to enjoy what I can from all movies. I really dont mind them making 20 Indiana Jones or Aliens movies if they want and if they are good. I enjoyed the new Aliens movies, beautifully made and good horror movies on their own. Didnt so much enjoy Crystal Skull , but that doesnt stop me watching or enjoying the older movies.

    On a totally seperate point, watched all Predator movies with one of my sons and he thinks the original one is the best. He also thinks the Adrien Brody one is the second best, I would agree with that assessment. I am not sad they made the other ones , I actually have fond memories of pred 2 because I got a bootleg copy on video when it was out . .


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    I thoroughly enjoy Crystal Skull until they end up in the enemy camp around halfway through. It really goes off a cliff after that - quite literally - but the first half totally captures the essence and playfulness of the series.

    I’m perhaps misremembering, but always associate that dumb South Park episode being a marked shift in how many people talked about it. Felt like a point where much of the disappointment (and I’m not for a second suggesting many people didn’t like it first time around) became outright, meme-loaded vitriol. Between that SP episode and various web videos about other popular franchises, there was an increase in the ‘they ruined my childhood!!!’ level of discourse.

    No you're remembering right. South Park had that stupid episode and suddenly it became cool and funny to joke about how irredeemably awful Crystal Skull was; trotting out the "ruined my childhood" whinge that in hindsight, arguably, paved the way for corporations' more slavish indulgence for "fans" and remakes.

    But yeah. Word of mouth sank the movie, alongside the cutesy rephrasing of "jump the shark" with "nuke the fridge" and the like. Crystal Skull ain't a masterpiece but its first half is damn good if given a serious chance. Mutt was the obvious millstone around the scripts neck, the character as confused as LeBeoufs performance was off-key.


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