A very nice fanedit. It is improved to the original and makes for a fun adventure, much more in the style of the first one. I found the fight with the tank and the horse still too long and when I watched it I thought “Hmmm, I wonder what people were complaining about for Indy 4, this is just the same.” The fanedit as movie is still not a classic to me, but it was a nice entertainment watching it. Thank you, Infodroid. Very well put off. Great end credits.
When I was a kid, I thought “Crusade” was an awesome movie, and the best of the Indys. It had all the action of “Raiders”, and was a good deal funnier.
This is what Spielberg was aiming for: after getting a well-deserved scolding for the violence and oppressive tone of “Temple of Doom”, “Crusade” was a mea culpa of sorts. His first priority was to make a kid-friendly film, not to make a tonal match to “Raiders”.
But that IS Infodroid’s intention. Watching this edit made me feel like a kid again, because this ‘unholy’ “Crusade” is considerably more awesome than the theatrical version. Like the Phantom Editior, who rightfully excised the unnecessary but popular asteroid chase from “Attack of the Phantom”, Infodroid proves his gutsiness by leaving out the too-cute ‘young Indy’ sequence. The rest of the cuts are subtler, but they do their job well.
On the tech side, everything looks great and the menus are fantastic. Look for a very cool homage to the cast part-way through the credits!
Those with small kids will probably want to show them the theatrical cut… but for those who love “Raiders” a good deal more than the other movies, this cut will almost definitely become your go-to version.