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Steven Spielberg takes responsibility for nuking the fridge in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Oct. 23, 2013by: Alex Maidy

People love to hate on George Lucas for multiple reasons. It could be the Greedo shoots first scene in the Special Edition or the prequels as a whole or even the infamous nuke the fridge scene in INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL. But, someone is defending Lucas on that final one and is taking responsibility themselves.

According to First Showing, Steven Spielberg was asked about the scene and the movie as a whole and the director owned up that the entire sequence was actually his idea.

"I know in Indy 4, you didn't buy the refrigerator and the atomic bomb... I know! I know! But we tried! We tried! I was pushing the envelope! By the way, I take FULL responsibility for that -- that was COMPLETELY my idea! Even Harrison said to me: 'Nobody is going to buy this!'"

While Spielberg certainly would have had a hand in crafting the elements of the film, the long in development sequel was also the product of George Lucas' input in getting made. Lucas even has gone so far as to say that Spielberg was just trying to protect him from the backlash that fans had built up from STAR WARS complaints.

In fact, it was Spielberg who didnt believe the scene. In response to Spielbergs fears, Lucas put together a whole nuking-the-fridge dossier. It was about six inches thick, he indicated with his hands. Lucas said that if the refrigerator were lead-lined, and if Indy didnt break his neck when the fridge crashed to earth, and if he were able to get the door open, he could, in fact, survive. The odds of surviving that refrigerator from a lot of scientists are about 50-50, Lucas said.

The second quote sounds a lot more realistic than Spielberg's, but it doesn't really matter which way you go: the scene was kind of dumb. Would this stop you from seeing a fifth film if it were to get made as Harrison Ford hopes it will? I highly doubt it. Getting a mediocre Indiana Jones sequel is better than not getting one at all.

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2:50PM on 12/09/2013

Love that scene. Also, it was in Frank Darabont's original script! Why does no one blame the script writers?

Don't care what people think, that scene was funny and entertaining. Only thing, a little less CGI when the fridge lands.
Frank Darabont had this written in his script. Spielberg needs to stop apologizing. I enjoy Indy 4, but I think a lot of blame should fall on Darabont, and David Koepp for falling short on a solid script.
Also, Steven, please stop apologizing for "Temple of Doom" and "1941".
Don't care what people think, that scene was funny and entertaining. Only thing, a little less CGI when the fridge lands.
Frank Darabont had this written in his script. Spielberg needs to stop apologizing. I enjoy Indy 4, but I think a lot of blame should fall on Darabont, and David Koepp for falling short on a solid script.
Also, Steven, please stop apologizing for "Temple of Doom" and "1941".
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12:57PM on 10/25/2013
why is this news again, he already took the blame two years ago [link]
why is this news again, he already took the blame two years ago [link]
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12:13PM on 10/25/2013

I had no problem with the fridge scene...

... call me crazy but I had way more beef with the CGI prairie dog. I just hate CGI characters so much. The scene would have been plenty funny if he rolled out of them fridge and just gave a "that was too close" kinda face.
... call me crazy but I had way more beef with the CGI prairie dog. I just hate CGI characters so much. The scene would have been plenty funny if he rolled out of them fridge and just gave a "that was too close" kinda face.
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5:35AM on 10/25/2013

So, one or both of them are lying.

And YES, the flaming turd that was Crystal Skull WILL stop me from seeing another Indiana Jones film in the theater. And the little boy inside of me who sat enthralled at Raiders of the Lost Ark when it hit theaters in 1981 says a big F.U. to Spielberg AND Lucas.
And YES, the flaming turd that was Crystal Skull WILL stop me from seeing another Indiana Jones film in the theater. And the little boy inside of me who sat enthralled at Raiders of the Lost Ark when it hit theaters in 1981 says a big F.U. to Spielberg AND Lucas.
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7:30PM on 10/24/2013
I honestly wasn't that appalled by the fridge scene. It seemed just as implausible as the raft scene in ToD, just dumb fun. 30 years ago they would have probably called it "clever". Not saying it makes up for the rest of the flick though.
I honestly wasn't that appalled by the fridge scene. It seemed just as implausible as the raft scene in ToD, just dumb fun. 30 years ago they would have probably called it "clever". Not saying it makes up for the rest of the flick though.
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6:39PM on 10/24/2013
I still haven't watched this since it was out in theaters. I though the first 30 min was good and was quickly down hill after that. I'm sorry but aliens have no place in an Indy movie.
I still haven't watched this since it was out in theaters. I though the first 30 min was good and was quickly down hill after that. I'm sorry but aliens have no place in an Indy movie.
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5:46PM on 10/24/2013
I think Miguelito is right! I always consider it as the best part of the movie. Seriously I think the first 30/45 minutes were vey good. Then it go down...
I think Miguelito is right! I always consider it as the best part of the movie. Seriously I think the first 30/45 minutes were vey good. Then it go down...
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1:39PM on 10/24/2013

Ya'll need to get yer priorities straight..

This was the only good scene in the movie!!! Go, Stevie, Go, Stevie!
This was the only good scene in the movie!!! Go, Stevie, Go, Stevie!
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5:48PM on 10/24/2013
I'm with u man!
I'm with u man!
7:40AM on 10/25/2013
To you're comment on my post. If in 30 years you say nothing to someone who knows nothing about Indy, and show them all 4 movies, say out of order, and ask which one doesn't belong, I can guarantee 9/10 they'll pick Doom. It's the one that doesn't fit, and it's why they went back to the "globe trotting" format for Crusade and Skull. Sorry man, you're entitled to your opinion, as wrong as it might be.
To you're comment on my post. If in 30 years you say nothing to someone who knows nothing about Indy, and show them all 4 movies, say out of order, and ask which one doesn't belong, I can guarantee 9/10 they'll pick Doom. It's the one that doesn't fit, and it's why they went back to the "globe trotting" format for Crusade and Skull. Sorry man, you're entitled to your opinion, as wrong as it might be.
11:23AM on 10/24/2013

They made those films together

Considering both of them are used to have complete controls on the projects they are working on and that their friendship respect for each other was never in doubt, I always took the Indiana Jones movies as an equal partnership between them. I put both the good and the bad on both of them.
Considering both of them are used to have complete controls on the projects they are working on and that their friendship respect for each other was never in doubt, I always took the Indiana Jones movies as an equal partnership between them. I put both the good and the bad on both of them.
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11:18AM on 10/24/2013

Better than a lot of the crap out there.

I agree with Alex. In fact, I'd go as far to say that it's better than a lot of crap out there. Besides, Indy 2 had him, a woman and a child parachuting out of a plane on top of a raft. It's safe to say they're not going for realism. It is good fun though. I enjoyed the fourth installment and I'm looking forward to the fifth.
I agree with Alex. In fact, I'd go as far to say that it's better than a lot of crap out there. Besides, Indy 2 had him, a woman and a child parachuting out of a plane on top of a raft. It's safe to say they're not going for realism. It is good fun though. I enjoyed the fourth installment and I'm looking forward to the fifth.
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9:48AM on 10/24/2013
As a few others have said: get over it. I can't believe a lot of people's sole reason for hating this was "Shia vine swinging with monkeys" or "CGI gophers". Really? This movie wasn't perfect, it had script problems and an unnecessarily huge cast (John Hurt and Ray Winstone just took up space), but it was alright for what it was: an over-the-top adventure movie you are not supposed to take seriously. People have a huge problem with Indy surviving a nuclear blast inside a fridge, yet they have
As a few others have said: get over it. I can't believe a lot of people's sole reason for hating this was "Shia vine swinging with monkeys" or "CGI gophers". Really? This movie wasn't perfect, it had script problems and an unnecessarily huge cast (John Hurt and Ray Winstone just took up space), but it was alright for what it was: an over-the-top adventure movie you are not supposed to take seriously. People have a huge problem with Indy surviving a nuclear blast inside a fridge, yet they have no problems with:

- Skydiving on an inflatable raft
- Plummeting down three consecutive waterfalls in a jeep and surviving without a scratch.
- The Power of God melting people's faces off.
- Guy gets his heart ripped out and still breathes.

The Indy movies have always been over-the-top fantasy. This one was no different.
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9:35AM on 10/24/2013
For the record...I enjoyed Indy 4...not as much 3...but enjoyed it nonetheless. As for this scene...I'm a simpleton...and it didn't question it at the time...nor afterwards...until I saw the HISHE episode (lolzzzz). I'm a bit more sophisticated these days...hence my nit picking of Man of Steel ;o)
For the record...I enjoyed Indy 4...not as much 3...but enjoyed it nonetheless. As for this scene...I'm a simpleton...and it didn't question it at the time...nor afterwards...until I saw the HISHE episode (lolzzzz). I'm a bit more sophisticated these days...hence my nit picking of Man of Steel ;o)
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9:22AM on 10/24/2013
The original 3 for me. I just do not include Indy 4 as part of it. A bit like Alien 3 and 4 Terminator 3 and 4 they are just mediocre stand alone films.
The original 3 for me. I just do not include Indy 4 as part of it. A bit like Alien 3 and 4 Terminator 3 and 4 they are just mediocre stand alone films.
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8:15AM on 10/24/2013
Nuking the fridge is almost as ridiculous as skydiving with an inflatable right?....People, get over it. Indy 4 was fine. It was no different than any other Indy movie, and better than Temple of Doom. The only part that was weird because it came out of nowhere was the vine swinging. However, if that scene was in Raiders, say right after the rolling ball in the intro and featured Ford instead, everyone would have loved it. The only reason people don't like Indy 4 (and most real people, not
Nuking the fridge is almost as ridiculous as skydiving with an inflatable right?....People, get over it. Indy 4 was fine. It was no different than any other Indy movie, and better than Temple of Doom. The only part that was weird because it came out of nowhere was the vine swinging. However, if that scene was in Raiders, say right after the rolling ball in the intro and featured Ford instead, everyone would have loved it. The only reason people don't like Indy 4 (and most real people, not internet trolls, do like it) is because it's cool to hate on everything in today's society, and especially cool to hate on George Lucas.
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8:21AM on 10/24/2013
I Agree man, Indy 4 did have issues but so do a lot of films. I honestly thoroughly enjoyed it.
I Agree man, Indy 4 did have issues but so do a lot of films. I honestly thoroughly enjoyed it.
1:42PM on 10/24/2013
Um. excuse you it was not better then Temple of Doom. ToD is the best of the franchise in my own personal humble opinion. Where do your facts come from? My come from 5 foot wingspan vampire bats is that good enough for you? how bout monkey brains or eels? No? what about a flaming heart? No? what about Cate in white flowing night gown? No? What about FALLING
Um. excuse you it was not better then Temple of Doom. ToD is the best of the franchise in my own personal humble opinion. Where do your facts come from? My come from 5 foot wingspan vampire bats is that good enough for you? how bout monkey brains or eels? No? what about a flaming heart? No? what about Cate in white flowing night gown? No? What about FALLING
7:01AM on 10/24/2013

Agree with previous posters

Nuking the fridge was just the tip of the iceberg, but I literally checked out of the movie once that scene occurred. Adding insult to injury was SLB being cast as Indy's son. Insert JGL into that part, ditch the fridge scene and it wouldn't have been nearly as bad. Last Crusade should have been the final and I sincerely doubt the studio will appropriately fund the 5th given the backlash from the 4th.
Nuking the fridge was just the tip of the iceberg, but I literally checked out of the movie once that scene occurred. Adding insult to injury was SLB being cast as Indy's son. Insert JGL into that part, ditch the fridge scene and it wouldn't have been nearly as bad. Last Crusade should have been the final and I sincerely doubt the studio will appropriately fund the 5th given the backlash from the 4th.
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1:54AM on 10/24/2013
I didn't mind the fridge nuke scene. What really lost me was Shia LaBeouf swinging on the vines with the monkeys.
I didn't mind the fridge nuke scene. What really lost me was Shia LaBeouf swinging on the vines with the monkeys.
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12:50AM on 10/24/2013

I don't get how this is any more improbable than the 101 ways Indiana Jones had previously escaped death.

I always figured "atleast they gave you the lead-lined gag", and that I filed it under "mostly bullshit". Sure realistically a person would be dead, but Indiana Jones isn't a person. He's like Batman in that he's the pinnacle of humanity. We'd be dead, but Indy can always find a way.

There are far more important things to complain about when it comes to Indy 4.
I always figured "atleast they gave you the lead-lined gag", and that I filed it under "mostly bullshit". Sure realistically a person would be dead, but Indiana Jones isn't a person. He's like Batman in that he's the pinnacle of humanity. We'd be dead, but Indy can always find a way.

There are far more important things to complain about when it comes to Indy 4.
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11:31PM on 10/23/2013
The irony of that being the key scene everyone points to when talking about Indy 4's unrealistic story, is that it was probably the most realistic thing in the movie. I remember someone doing a breakdown of it and confirming that Indy stood a good chance of surviving that scene, and its major flaw was how it portrayed the fridge's in-flight speed in relation to the nuke's blastwave, rather than that Indy used a fridge at all.
The irony of that being the key scene everyone points to when talking about Indy 4's unrealistic story, is that it was probably the most realistic thing in the movie. I remember someone doing a breakdown of it and confirming that Indy stood a good chance of surviving that scene, and its major flaw was how it portrayed the fridge's in-flight speed in relation to the nuke's blastwave, rather than that Indy used a fridge at all.
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11:20PM on 10/23/2013
"Getting a mediocre Indiana Jones sequel is better than not getting one at all."

*Barbershop Quartet*
You're wrooooong
You're wrooooong
You're wrooooong
You're wrooooong

YOU'RE WROOOOOONG!


The end of the Last Crusade was a perfect end to it. Now we're stuck with a shitty fourth one that we can pretend doesn't exist, but what if they made a GOOD 5th one. Well it's bound to not ignore the events of the fourth one and therefore make the fourth one unignorable!
"Getting a mediocre Indiana Jones sequel is better than not getting one at all."

*Barbershop Quartet*
You're wrooooong
You're wrooooong
You're wrooooong
You're wrooooong

YOU'RE WROOOOOONG!


The end of the Last Crusade was a perfect end to it. Now we're stuck with a shitty fourth one that we can pretend doesn't exist, but what if they made a GOOD 5th one. Well it's bound to not ignore the events of the fourth one and therefore make the fourth one unignorable!
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11:02PM on 10/23/2013
I think the nuke-the-fridge thing only got so much attention because it meant we could retire the outdated term Jump the Shark. At least that's my version.

Personally, it was one of the more original sequences in the movie, and totally something Indiana Jones would find himself contending with in the 1950s. Most of the other action sequences were lazy retreads of other, better Indy adventures (and a couple that looked like they came out of Stephen Sommers' The Mummy movies, which is doubly
I think the nuke-the-fridge thing only got so much attention because it meant we could retire the outdated term Jump the Shark. At least that's my version.

Personally, it was one of the more original sequences in the movie, and totally something Indiana Jones would find himself contending with in the 1950s. Most of the other action sequences were lazy retreads of other, better Indy adventures (and a couple that looked like they came out of Stephen Sommers' The Mummy movies, which is doubly insulting). It reminded me of the life-raft parachute, that sort of making do with what he's got to get out of a seemingly impossible situation.
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10:59PM on 10/23/2013
People are getting too uptight. Even if you're on the side that surviving the blast in the fridge is not realistic, isn't one of the reasons that we enjoy movies like these is because they allow us to take a break from the real world for a little while?
People are getting too uptight. Even if you're on the side that surviving the blast in the fridge is not realistic, isn't one of the reasons that we enjoy movies like these is because they allow us to take a break from the real world for a little while?
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10:56PM on 10/23/2013
Whose responsible for Shia? Put them in a fridge and nuke it.
P.s I have a theory he is spielbergs illegit bastard child.
Whose responsible for Shia? Put them in a fridge and nuke it.
P.s I have a theory he is spielbergs illegit bastard child.
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10:50PM on 10/23/2013

It Ain't The Nuclear Fridge...

that made this a weak movie, as a matter of fact it was part of a good lead in to the main film. Sure it was over the top, but it was funny and exciting.

What really made this movie so weak was Shia LaBeouf as Indy's son. It was totally unnecessary for this entire character twist. The whole "Marlon Brando" motorcycle rider, the swinging on vines w/monkeys, etc. was just too much.

On top of that, a more powerful Russian villain would've been better and they should've played up the
that made this a weak movie, as a matter of fact it was part of a good lead in to the main film. Sure it was over the top, but it was funny and exciting.

What really made this movie so weak was Shia LaBeouf as Indy's son. It was totally unnecessary for this entire character twist. The whole "Marlon Brando" motorcycle rider, the swinging on vines w/monkeys, etc. was just too much.

On top of that, a more powerful Russian villain would've been better and they should've played up the Commies at least as much as the Nazis.
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11:37PM on 10/23/2013
I recently watched the first Indy movie, and one thing that REALLY stood out to me about it is that there was no "chase". In most genre adventure movies, you expect a sequence like in Indy 4, where the heroes are hot on the trail of the treasure, moving from key location to key location, immediately followed by the villain reaching that location and figuring out where the heroes went next.

But not Raiders. In Raiders, the Nazis are already at the final location the entire time. All
I recently watched the first Indy movie, and one thing that REALLY stood out to me about it is that there was no "chase". In most genre adventure movies, you expect a sequence like in Indy 4, where the heroes are hot on the trail of the treasure, moving from key location to key location, immediately followed by the villain reaching that location and figuring out where the heroes went next.

But not Raiders. In Raiders, the Nazis are already at the final location the entire time. All Indy's globe trotting is to get him closer to a truth that the Nazis can't quite reach. It's funny, we treat it as the mold that all subsequent adventure films follow, yet its plot actually subverts its own genre.
1:10AM on 10/24/2013
Grand_Marquis, doesn't it count as a chase scene when Indy is going after the Ark after they blow up the airplane and before he steals it and gets it to the ship? He even did the classic "dragged under and behind the truck" bit with his whip. He also chases briefly after Marion when she's in the basket and he shoots the guy with the sword. Don't those count? That flick really did have it all and put it together seamlessly!
Grand_Marquis, doesn't it count as a chase scene when Indy is going after the Ark after they blow up the airplane and before he steals it and gets it to the ship? He even did the classic "dragged under and behind the truck" bit with his whip. He also chases briefly after Marion when she's in the basket and he shoots the guy with the sword. Don't those count? That flick really did have it all and put it together seamlessly!
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10:47PM on 10/23/2013

that shot of the indy silhouette in front of a mushroom cloud....

i bet they were like "yeah... this is going to be an iconic image" when they were making it. too bad its for all the wrong reasons.
i bet they were like "yeah... this is going to be an iconic image" when they were making it. too bad its for all the wrong reasons.
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9:55PM on 10/23/2013
Why make this Nuke The Fridge a big deal? Come on, it's Indiana Jones movie. I just tag along for the ride and it was fun.
Why make this Nuke The Fridge a big deal? Come on, it's Indiana Jones movie. I just tag along for the ride and it was fun.
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9:34PM on 10/23/2013
I'm pretty sure this article was posted on this site over a year ago. I remember reading it somewhere. Anyway, Indy 4 is one of those films that's not a great film, but not as bad as people make it out to be. I'd love to see an Indy 5 just to send the character out on a high note. He's one of my favorite film characters, and that's why I'm going as him for Halloween.
I'm pretty sure this article was posted on this site over a year ago. I remember reading it somewhere. Anyway, Indy 4 is one of those films that's not a great film, but not as bad as people make it out to be. I'd love to see an Indy 5 just to send the character out on a high note. He's one of my favorite film characters, and that's why I'm going as him for Halloween.
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9:11PM on 10/23/2013

Excuse me, but...

why the fuck are we still talking about this? I don't care if the scene involved Harrison squeezing into a washing machine, just allow me to forget this movie exists.
why the fuck are we still talking about this? I don't care if the scene involved Harrison squeezing into a washing machine, just allow me to forget this movie exists.
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9:10PM on 10/23/2013
This is old news. Indy 4 was alright, it's not a terrible movie but it's just disappointing when stacked against the original three.
This is old news. Indy 4 was alright, it's not a terrible movie but it's just disappointing when stacked against the original three.
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9:06PM on 10/23/2013
The man fell from a plane with nothing but a raft and survived. At this point people are just being picky.
The man fell from a plane with nothing but a raft and survived. At this point people are just being picky.
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8:57PM on 10/23/2013
I'm more concerned about the monkeys and ants
I'm more concerned about the monkeys and ants
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8:43PM on 10/23/2013
I thought it was a silly and fun scene that went just fine with goofy moments in the series. I mean, come on, this makes news? This is the scene that warrants discussion? Did we forget about monkeys and aliens? Sometimes we nitpick about things and it is kind of understood but this is a bit ridiculous.
I thought it was a silly and fun scene that went just fine with goofy moments in the series. I mean, come on, this makes news? This is the scene that warrants discussion? Did we forget about monkeys and aliens? Sometimes we nitpick about things and it is kind of understood but this is a bit ridiculous.
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7:35PM on 10/23/2013
Ummmm...why is he taking responsibility when the scene was taken from Frank Darabont's original script?
Ummmm...why is he taking responsibility when the scene was taken from Frank Darabont's original script?
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6:46PM on 10/23/2013
There were fare worse things than that nuked fridge scene. The whole movie was terribly lifeless with a weak ass script (seriously they needed 2 decades for this shit?) and dull characters (like John Hurt going from genius to retard and back, Winstones characters turning sides seemingly every 2 script pages, Cate Blanchet as as psychic soviet without any psychic skills and poor, poor Marion. Dont know how they could fuck up such an awesome kickass charcters!).
There were fare worse things than that nuked fridge scene. The whole movie was terribly lifeless with a weak ass script (seriously they needed 2 decades for this shit?) and dull characters (like John Hurt going from genius to retard and back, Winstones characters turning sides seemingly every 2 script pages, Cate Blanchet as as psychic soviet without any psychic skills and poor, poor Marion. Dont know how they could fuck up such an awesome kickass charcters!).
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6:31PM on 10/23/2013
So who then, takes responsibility for the rest of the film being crap???
So who then, takes responsibility for the rest of the film being crap???
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5:57PM on 10/23/2013
Like others said on here... It's not just the fridge scene. It's the movie as a whole that someone needs to own up to. It's ESPECIALLY the fucking cgi monkeys, the cgi gophers, the cgi insects, cgi aliens, "Mutt" Williams swinging on vines, the cgi in general and just ALIENS! Period. It just didn't feel right. It didn't FEEL like an Indy flick in comparison to the others. The fridge scene is the least of K.O.T.C.S's problems

When you consider how many years they had to make this movie
Like others said on here... It's not just the fridge scene. It's the movie as a whole that someone needs to own up to. It's ESPECIALLY the fucking cgi monkeys, the cgi gophers, the cgi insects, cgi aliens, "Mutt" Williams swinging on vines, the cgi in general and just ALIENS! Period. It just didn't feel right. It didn't FEEL like an Indy flick in comparison to the others. The fridge scene is the least of K.O.T.C.S's problems

When you consider how many years they had to make this movie perfect if not at the very least make it right and the fact that a better script was initially written, I place all the blame on Spielberg for even stooping down to that level. I don't care how good of friends he is with George. If anything he could have been the ONLY one to make Lucas see differently. I'd expect this from G.L. but shame on Spielberg.
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5:49PM on 10/23/2013
Sorry. That should not have been a double post. You'd figure after all these years they'd fix the problem or at least allow us to delete our own posts in situations like this
Sorry. That should not have been a double post. You'd figure after all these years they'd fix the problem or at least allow us to delete our own posts in situations like this
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5:47PM on 10/23/2013
Why are they still talking about the nuked fridge scene when the WHOLE tone of the movie was terrible?!
Why are they still talking about the nuked fridge scene when the WHOLE tone of the movie was terrible?!
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5:38PM on 10/23/2013
I didn't mind the nuke/fridge scene in theory, and that end shot was great. The fridge just didn't need to bounce as many times as it did, it was overly cartoonish. That and that fucking CGI Gopher afterward.
I didn't mind the nuke/fridge scene in theory, and that end shot was great. The fridge just didn't need to bounce as many times as it did, it was overly cartoonish. That and that fucking CGI Gopher afterward.
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5:27PM on 10/23/2013

Meh

I honestly didn't have a problem with "nuking the fridge" ... it's when you combine the fridge, the monkey-boy/tarzan nonsense, the fake rope-snake schtick and the overall shift in tone to sci-fi. The fridge on it's own was a little cheesy but could've stood as a classic Indy gag if only there weren't so many other cringe-worthy sequences throughout.
I honestly didn't have a problem with "nuking the fridge" ... it's when you combine the fridge, the monkey-boy/tarzan nonsense, the fake rope-snake schtick and the overall shift in tone to sci-fi. The fridge on it's own was a little cheesy but could've stood as a classic Indy gag if only there weren't so many other cringe-worthy sequences throughout.
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5:23PM on 10/23/2013
I loved the scene simply for the fact that it gave us that shot up above. That was a breathtaking shot in my opinion. The thing that killed this movie for me was the CGI and cinematography. Everything else felt Indy to me.
I loved the scene simply for the fact that it gave us that shot up above. That was a breathtaking shot in my opinion. The thing that killed this movie for me was the CGI and cinematography. Everything else felt Indy to me.
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5:20PM on 10/23/2013
I loved the scene simply for the fact that it gave us that shot up above. That was a breathtaking shot in my opinion. The thing that killed this movie for me was the CGI and cinematography. Everything else felt Indy to me.
I loved the scene simply for the fact that it gave us that shot up above. That was a breathtaking shot in my opinion. The thing that killed this movie for me was the CGI and cinematography. Everything else felt Indy to me.
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5:18PM on 10/23/2013
I don't see this being any different than jumping out of an airplane with a lifeboat. I really hope they make a 5th, and they really knock it out of the park this time. Give Indy a great end note, kinda like Stallone did with Rocky Balboa.
I don't see this being any different than jumping out of an airplane with a lifeboat. I really hope they make a 5th, and they really knock it out of the park this time. Give Indy a great end note, kinda like Stallone did with Rocky Balboa.
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5:10PM on 10/23/2013
Indy 4 rocks. I don't care who knows it.
Indy 4 rocks. I don't care who knows it.
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5:04PM on 10/23/2013
WTF?! I might be in a minority but I thought this section (along with the bike chase) was the best part of the film. Ray Winstone and Blanchett thankfully disappear for a while, leaving Indy to do his thing. The build-up was great, with the eerie town & Indy getting angry with the villains for leaving him behind, etc. Loved the shot of the mushroom cloud. Once they head off to South America it seems Spielberg gets kidnapped and the movie turns to shit.
WTF?! I might be in a minority but I thought this section (along with the bike chase) was the best part of the film. Ray Winstone and Blanchett thankfully disappear for a while, leaving Indy to do his thing. The build-up was great, with the eerie town & Indy getting angry with the villains for leaving him behind, etc. Loved the shot of the mushroom cloud. Once they head off to South America it seems Spielberg gets kidnapped and the movie turns to shit.
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5:14PM on 10/23/2013
I absolutely agree. The opening sequence of the movie - basically up until he runs into Mutt is light-hearted fun. Let's not forget; this is the same archaeologist who, as a boy, escaped onto a circus train, somehow making it through the animal cars, only to drop himself directly onto the tracks through a tail car that somehow had the same trap bottom as the magic box, and survived that.

It's a smaller scene, and aside from the explosion itself, is mostly practical effects. I loved seeing
I absolutely agree. The opening sequence of the movie - basically up until he runs into Mutt is light-hearted fun. Let's not forget; this is the same archaeologist who, as a boy, escaped onto a circus train, somehow making it through the animal cars, only to drop himself directly onto the tracks through a tail car that somehow had the same trap bottom as the magic box, and survived that.

It's a smaller scene, and aside from the explosion itself, is mostly practical effects. I loved seeing Indy stumbling through the test site town. It was a great way to play him off of a world that had moved beyond World War 2.
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5:00PM on 10/23/2013

really not that dumb or crazy

in comparison to the rest of the franchise, there were moments just as dumb, crazy and out there as this and others in Kingdom, I don't get the hate for it myself. It's flawed, but so are all the Indy flicks. I enjoy them all, with Temple being my personal favourite. To each their own though.
in comparison to the rest of the franchise, there were moments just as dumb, crazy and out there as this and others in Kingdom, I don't get the hate for it myself. It's flawed, but so are all the Indy flicks. I enjoy them all, with Temple being my personal favourite. To each their own though.
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4:35PM on 10/23/2013

D:

This was one of the worst movies ever made.
This was one of the worst movies ever made.
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4:42PM on 10/23/2013
No this about Indy 4 not Iron Man 3
No this about Indy 4 not Iron Man 3
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