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Jan. 22, 2013by: Paul Shirey

There is a new viral thing happening where people are basically attacking old films and ripping them apart, attempting to make every movie into a Mystery Sciene Theater commentary. The vast majority of them are obnoxious and unwarranted. At some point, you have to realize that a movie is subjective and that everyone has their own likes and dislikes, etc. Yes, it's true, someone out there loves the movie WHITE CHICKS.

With that said, I have to give props to Screen Junkies, as I find that their execution is top notch and they aren't grasping at straws to rip apart every single movie in existence. In fact, they're mostly addressing the very same issues that fans have brought up since the films they cover were released .They just present it in a way that causes me to have a good laugh, which I appreciate (even if I don't agree with all of their quibbles). And, with their latest venture, covering INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, I doubt anyone is going to jump to the film's defense.

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Extra Tidbit: I'm all for a good laugh and to poke fun from time-to-time. It's the malicious, nasty videos that nit pick movies that bugs me. What do you think about this trend?
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1:06AM on 01/24/2013

Everytime I come to this shit site....

for about 2 years. Every time I come to Joblo.com I think of Sam Jackson's line in Jackie Brown. "What happened to you man? You used to be beautiful."
for about 2 years. Every time I come to Joblo.com I think of Sam Jackson's line in Jackie Brown. "What happened to you man? You used to be beautiful."
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12:57AM on 01/24/2013

Almost 5 years!

Holy Shit!!!! This movie came out almost 6 years ago! Just let it the fuck go! It is like those pathetic sad people that are still harping on Star Wars. Jesus Christ! It wasn't even that bad of a movie!
Holy Shit!!!! This movie came out almost 6 years ago! Just let it the fuck go! It is like those pathetic sad people that are still harping on Star Wars. Jesus Christ! It wasn't even that bad of a movie!
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11:02PM on 01/23/2013

loved it

IV came out 5 years ago. So yes, you know every joke in there. The fact remains that 99% of that movie is utter nonsense and a crime against humanity. The only good part was the greaser v. jock fight. Is that so strange?
IV came out 5 years ago. So yes, you know every joke in there. The fact remains that 99% of that movie is utter nonsense and a crime against humanity. The only good part was the greaser v. jock fight. Is that so strange?
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9:35PM on 01/23/2013
When someone complains about the sound of Indiana Jone's punches, you know that they are a douche. That punch sound is a staple of the franchise. It's in all of the movies. Might as well complain about Indiana wearing the same hat.
When someone complains about the sound of Indiana Jone's punches, you know that they are a douche. That punch sound is a staple of the franchise. It's in all of the movies. Might as well complain about Indiana wearing the same hat.
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4:37PM on 01/23/2013
Whenever a writer hits the deadline and hasn't found anything cool one of these videos pops up in here
Whenever a writer hits the deadline and hasn't found anything cool one of these videos pops up in here
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10:34AM on 01/23/2013

Awful Spoof Trailer

Making fun of Karen Allen's looks and the greatest fist-punch sound effect in movie history is ridiculous. First, Karen Allen looks amazing. It was the altering of her character from tough-as-nails heroin to kooky, giggling moma that was unnecessary and unfortunate. But that mistake is owned by the writers, producers, and director, not the actress. She did exactly what was asked of her. Second, why would anyone change the fist-punch sound effect that has been a staple of the Indiana Jones
Making fun of Karen Allen's looks and the greatest fist-punch sound effect in movie history is ridiculous. First, Karen Allen looks amazing. It was the altering of her character from tough-as-nails heroin to kooky, giggling moma that was unnecessary and unfortunate. But that mistake is owned by the writers, producers, and director, not the actress. She did exactly what was asked of her. Second, why would anyone change the fist-punch sound effect that has been a staple of the Indiana Jones franchise from the beginning? I'm sorry, but this is one spoof trailer that is clearly trying too hard to be accepted by the small, yet very vocal percentage of movie goers who love to bitch about Indy 4. Lastly, the refrigerator scene was classic Indy every bit as much as the raft scene from Temple of Doom. Was Indy 4 perfect? No. But it got more right than it did wrong and it is certainly the best adventure film of its kind since The Mask of Zorro.
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1:03AM on 01/23/2013
To be fair, I think they get to certain films after fans ask for it for a while. I think there's also a small contigent of people who watch it purely for Gannon Nickell (the voice over). Personally, that wasn't as lame as people made it out to be, nor was it all that funny. I chuckled a bit, but it was just ok.
To be fair, I think they get to certain films after fans ask for it for a while. I think there's also a small contigent of people who watch it purely for Gannon Nickell (the voice over). Personally, that wasn't as lame as people made it out to be, nor was it all that funny. I chuckled a bit, but it was just ok.
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5:31PM on 01/22/2013

Unoriginal and lame

The only part that made me laugh was the reference to The Mummy. Beyond that it is everything we have read on message boards for five years. I fully agree that taking shots at this woman's looks and saying the inclusion of the traditional "indy punch" sound is lazy are totally ridiculous.

That said, this movie is complete crap. Its defenders strike me as people that were going to like ANYTHING they put out with Indiana Jones in it. These were my absolute favorite movies as a child and this
The only part that made me laugh was the reference to The Mummy. Beyond that it is everything we have read on message boards for five years. I fully agree that taking shots at this woman's looks and saying the inclusion of the traditional "indy punch" sound is lazy are totally ridiculous.

That said, this movie is complete crap. Its defenders strike me as people that were going to like ANYTHING they put out with Indiana Jones in it. These were my absolute favorite movies as a child and this one has no business being included with the rest. I completely blame George Lucas and his juvenile, pandering and frankly stupid influence on film since at least the 90's.
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5:25PM on 01/22/2013
And another thing. Everyone goes on about Darabont's unused script and how much better it would have been. Do you know where the fridge scene came from? Frank Fucking Darabont's script!
And another thing. Everyone goes on about Darabont's unused script and how much better it would have been. Do you know where the fridge scene came from? Frank Fucking Darabont's script!
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9:32PM on 01/23/2013
The fridge scene came from Lucas. It was going to be in the script no matter who wrote it. Still, the fridge scene didn't kill the entire movie. It was just a WTF moment. Darabont's script told a fantastic Indiana Jones story.
The fridge scene came from Lucas. It was going to be in the script no matter who wrote it. Still, the fridge scene didn't kill the entire movie. It was just a WTF moment. Darabont's script told a fantastic Indiana Jones story.
4:29PM on 01/22/2013

almost amusing

You're welcome to hate it, but I loved Crystal Skull. Could it have been better, sure, i think a slightly different edit on the monkeys and a little more development with the reconnection of Harrison and Karen, but otherwise - it's a great film. As good as Last Crusade or Temple.
You're welcome to hate it, but I loved Crystal Skull. Could it have been better, sure, i think a slightly different edit on the monkeys and a little more development with the reconnection of Harrison and Karen, but otherwise - it's a great film. As good as Last Crusade or Temple.
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3:57PM on 01/22/2013

I love Crystal Skull...

...and that was the laziest Honest Trailer they've made.
...and that was the laziest Honest Trailer they've made.
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3:27PM on 01/22/2013
No matter how bad this video sucks it won't be enough for me to remember The Crystal Skull in a favorable light. That movie was horrible. It's like the Batman and Robin of the Indy franchise.
No matter how bad this video sucks it won't be enough for me to remember The Crystal Skull in a favorable light. That movie was horrible. It's like the Batman and Robin of the Indy franchise.
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2:36PM on 01/22/2013
Yeah, they lost me when they started bad-mouthing Karen Allen's looks. Let's see how great these assholes look 30 years from now. As for the rest of it, they could have saved a lot of time and acknowledged the one, simple reason this movie blows - Lucas. His inept reworking of Frank Darabont's script were awful and that served as the weak foundation for a terrible movie. Everything else they bitch about is just a symptom of that central issue.
Yeah, they lost me when they started bad-mouthing Karen Allen's looks. Let's see how great these assholes look 30 years from now. As for the rest of it, they could have saved a lot of time and acknowledged the one, simple reason this movie blows - Lucas. His inept reworking of Frank Darabont's script were awful and that served as the weak foundation for a terrible movie. Everything else they bitch about is just a symptom of that central issue.
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3:05PM on 01/22/2013
Is Darabont's script available somewhere for a read?
Is Darabont's script available somewhere for a read?
3:20PM on 01/22/2013
Here it is:

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Here it is:

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2:26PM on 01/22/2013
Yeah, so the dig at Karen Allen was a bit harsh, the fridge thing is cliche, and the aliens really aren't too out of place for an Indy film. That doesn't change the fact that the movie is a complete mess, full of boring characters, uninspired action, and terrible CGI.
Yeah, so the dig at Karen Allen was a bit harsh, the fridge thing is cliche, and the aliens really aren't too out of place for an Indy film. That doesn't change the fact that the movie is a complete mess, full of boring characters, uninspired action, and terrible CGI.
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2:12PM on 01/22/2013

let me guess....

I can guess the jokes without watching it. They make fun of how old Ford is, the gophers, the fridge, Shia, The CGI, the monkeys and the aliens. HARHAR! Real funny.
I can guess the jokes without watching it. They make fun of how old Ford is, the gophers, the fridge, Shia, The CGI, the monkeys and the aliens. HARHAR! Real funny.
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2:03PM on 01/22/2013
There's a different between making a joke in poor taste and picking on someone's look because of their age. Also I am getting so tired of these guys just going "What are some jokes that other people have made on a movie? Ah ha, let's do THAT joke again!" First the Hunger Games/ Battle Royale comparison, then the homoerotic jokes between Frodo and Sam, and now the "A fridge couldn't survive a nuke!" Lazy, unfunny and mean spirited just about sum up these guys.
There's a different between making a joke in poor taste and picking on someone's look because of their age. Also I am getting so tired of these guys just going "What are some jokes that other people have made on a movie? Ah ha, let's do THAT joke again!" First the Hunger Games/ Battle Royale comparison, then the homoerotic jokes between Frodo and Sam, and now the "A fridge couldn't survive a nuke!" Lazy, unfunny and mean spirited just about sum up these guys.
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1:56PM on 01/22/2013

HAHA

That was funny but not as funny as the others.
That was funny but not as funny as the others.
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1:50PM on 01/22/2013
That was just about as spot on as you can get. They didn't address specifically some of my quibbles, but they don't need to.

Love the remark "You'll wish you were watching 'The Mummy'." When those ants started showing up, that's exactly the movie I was reminded of. Not to diss "The Mummy" too much, but when Indy reminds me of it instead of the other way around, that's not a good thing at all.

People are gonna pick apart these movies whether we like it or not. Screen Junkies and HISHE do
That was just about as spot on as you can get. They didn't address specifically some of my quibbles, but they don't need to.

Love the remark "You'll wish you were watching 'The Mummy'." When those ants started showing up, that's exactly the movie I was reminded of. Not to diss "The Mummy" too much, but when Indy reminds me of it instead of the other way around, that's not a good thing at all.

People are gonna pick apart these movies whether we like it or not. Screen Junkies and HISHE do it in style though. Much better than the Everything Wrong With videos.
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1:48PM on 01/22/2013

Yup I'm jumping to the film's defense...

I still can't believe that people are still going on about this nearly 5 years later. This is by-far the most nit-picking Honest Trailer yet and while everyone is entitled to their opinion, the arguments against this movie other than the CGI monkey scene/LaBeouf scenes are ridiculous.

i) First off, there's no intergalactic rule book that says aliens can't be in an Indiana Jones movie yet a guy who rips out hearts to honor a god with three magic rocks can.

ii) Next the whole "nuking the
I still can't believe that people are still going on about this nearly 5 years later. This is by-far the most nit-picking Honest Trailer yet and while everyone is entitled to their opinion, the arguments against this movie other than the CGI monkey scene/LaBeouf scenes are ridiculous.

i) First off, there's no intergalactic rule book that says aliens can't be in an Indiana Jones movie yet a guy who rips out hearts to honor a god with three magic rocks can.

ii) Next the whole "nuking the fridge" thing is getting old. Indy can survive a 1,000 foot or more drop with three other people on an inflatable raft with just a tiny bounce and a guy can rip out someone else's heart through their chest but Indy surviving in a fridge is "just retarded" and "so unrealistic".

iii) Also the bashing in this video against Karen Allen was pretty nasty especially with making fun of her looks just because she's older. I know it's all in good fun but that was below the belt.

iv) The use of the famous punch sound effect is a staple of the Indy trilogy and I'd be disappointed if they didn't keep that tradition yet this video is so desperate to find a problem that they had to bitch about that being lazy. WTF?!

Etc, etc, etc. I understand that people don't like this movie and that's fine but it just seems like everyone is looking for any reason whatsoever to hate it which makes no sense. I understand the movie isn't perfect but saying that Spielberg/Lucas destroyed the franchise with this movie is pretty ridiculous.
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1:54PM on 01/22/2013
I agree with you on both the Indy punch sound and the knock on Karen Allen. That was unnecessary and the punch sound is a Spielbergian touch that has become a solid tradition. In truth, I hated this less than most...even though I still mostly hated it. I actually dug the ant fight scene.
I agree with you on both the Indy punch sound and the knock on Karen Allen. That was unnecessary and the punch sound is a Spielbergian touch that has become a solid tradition. In truth, I hated this less than most...even though I still mostly hated it. I actually dug the ant fight scene.
1:58PM on 01/22/2013
Good point with the Karen Allen ripping. I had problems with some of the things her character did in the movie (Why drive a jeep into a river? It's the kind of stupid move a lesser adventurer would do, and just pissed me off.)

I also do think that the fridge was essentially like the life-raft. And one of the few things in the movie that didn't feel like a retread of something else (the duel in the jungle was like the mine-car race, the big Russian was like the big Nazi).

But the trouble
Good point with the Karen Allen ripping. I had problems with some of the things her character did in the movie (Why drive a jeep into a river? It's the kind of stupid move a lesser adventurer would do, and just pissed me off.)

I also do think that the fridge was essentially like the life-raft. And one of the few things in the movie that didn't feel like a retread of something else (the duel in the jungle was like the mine-car race, the big Russian was like the big Nazi).

But the trouble with aliens is that when you bring aliens into the story, you can write them any way you want to. A lot of the other movies may have been full of hokum, but Nazis, the Thugee, the Ark of the Covenant, and the Holy Grail are all things and people that existed, at least in legend. Aliens are just kind of a cheap out.
2:13PM on 01/22/2013
It wasn't a jeep, it was a duck, which is a kind of amphibious military vehicle.
It wasn't a jeep, it was a duck, which is a kind of amphibious military vehicle.
2:28PM on 01/22/2013
It's a weird overall argument and everybody has a different opinion but as an Indy movie, I absolutely loved it. I just feel it had the true spirit despite not being the strongest story.
It's a weird overall argument and everybody has a different opinion but as an Indy movie, I absolutely loved it. I just feel it had the true spirit despite not being the strongest story.
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