While I’m a big fan of Raiders and Crusade, Temple of Doom always left me cold. I actually enjoy Short Round, but Willie drove me up the wall, and the rest of the movie didn’t seem worth the bother. Infodroid has rescued this movie for me. The quality of this fanedit is top notch, and I thought just about everything was spot on. Goodbye official version, hello ID edit. On a scale of 1 to 10 Frinks, this edit gets 9 Frinks.
i share two critiques of this edit with throw – 1> lets see a damn heart ripped out. this is (for me) almost the entire reason why this cult is portrayed as evil… it really moves the story along. and 2> the introductory scene flip flop was distracting. perhaps it would work better to disperse the willy introduction throughout their trek through the jungle? i dunno.
other than those two mentions, i REALLY enjoyed this edit. minimizing willie, short round and all the cheesiness REALLY pays out here (and much better than ADM’s more merciful edit).
i still miss some of the dinner scene. (this seems necessary to set the tone for indy showing up with fruit at willie’s door, too.) …but… i can see why both ADM and infodroid have chosen to remove it.
a really did enjoy temple of doom again and now that i’m not 9 this is a huge accomplisment! (LOL) thanks, infodroid!