Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom PosterB.jpg
Genre: Action
Photography: Color
Running Time: 118 Minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: May 23, 1984
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Written by: George Lucas
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Starring: Harrison Ford
Kate Capshaw
Amrish Puri
Roshan Seth
Philip Stone
Ke Huy Quan
Next film: Raiders of the Lost Ark (chronologically)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Release order)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a 1984 action adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The films stars Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone, and Ke Huy Quan. The film was distributed by Paramount Pictures.


In 1935, Indiana Jones along with Wille, and Short Round were crashed their plane into India from Shanghai, China. and they went on a trail on a dangerous adventure in India. With his faithful companion Short Round and nightclub singer Willie Scott, Indie goes in search of the magical Sankara stone, and uncovers an ancient evil which threatens all who come into contact with it.

Why It Rocks

  1. Great fight scenes, such as fighting in the underground quarry, and the broken bridge at near the end of the film.
  2. The special effects are still well done.
  3. The performances are still spectacular.
  4. Amazing score that was preformed by John Williams.
  5. "We are going to die!"
  6. The scene where the Thuggees burns a Sacrifice Victim is pretty terrifying.
  7. Mola Ram is a decent villian, but he is a very threaten villian that he wanted to find all Five Sankara Stones and use their power to make the Thuggees unstoppable.
  8. Great action scenes such as the mine cart chase.
  9. The film has a happy ending.

The Only Two Bad Qualities

  1. The film has pretty dark and violent scenes, some not suitable for the PG-rating, (Yes, this was rated PG.) This, alongside with Gremlins, led to the creation of the PG-13 rating in the United States and the 12 rating in the UK. (The film was originally certified PG with cuts made over there.)
  2. Willie Scott is a very annoying character, she screams a lot in bloody murder.


The film received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics and the fans, but it was criticized due to it's violence and too many darker scenes. It holds a 85% on Rotten Tomatoes and according to the site's critical consensus reads, "It may be too 'dark' for some, but Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom remains an ingenious adventure spectacle that showcases one of Hollywood's finest filmmaking teams in vintage form." On Metacritic, it scores the film a 57/100 "Mixed or average reviews". while IMDB gave a film a 7.6/10 rating.