Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is 35.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is 30.
But how old is Indiana Jones?
Raiders of the Lost Ark spawned a prequel and a sequel after success at the box office. This week, shazbazzar and JediShua celebrate the 35th anniversary of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and the 30th anniversary of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
If adventure has a name, it must be Indiana Jones.
This week, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade turns 30 and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom turns 35!
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The Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade
Indiana Jones returned to theaters in 1984 and 1989 with a prequel and a sequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is set before the events of Raiders as Indy and Short Round end up rescuing enslaved children in India. We get an even earlier look at our adventurous archaeologist in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade when we see Henry Jones, Jr. as a Boy Scout in the sequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark. PLUS: shazbazzar and Jedi Shua remember the night they saw Raiders of the Lost Jedi Temple of Doom at Hollywood Studios in 2010.
TechnoRetro Arcade: Temple of Doom
If arcade adventure has a name, it might be Indiana Jones. In 1985, the arcade adaptation of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom hit malls, pizza places, and skating rinks with a fun rendition of the movie that drove the MPAA to invent the PG-13 rating. Rescue slaves. Defeat Thuggees. Return the Sankara stones. All in the name of fortune and glory (the arcade makes a fortune in quarters by the guy who gets the glory for his high score on the game).
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