Today is my birthday. It is also time for a new episode of Geeks Without God! Of course, I took some time to geek about the fact that the Indiana Jones Blu-Ray set was released for my birthday. We also talked about the manned space program in the wake of Neil Armstrongs passing and we had our first set of listener submitted answers to our five questions! It made us feel all important and stuff! Go over and have a listen!
I think all the folks who love and all the folks who hate Temple of Doom can agree on at least one point: Willie Scott is damned annoying.
Unlike Marion, who is brash and tough or Ilsa, who is, at least, Indy’s intellectual equal, Willie is pretty much whiny and useless.
While it is easily the second best Indiana Jones movie, Last Crusade is not without problems. In one aspect, however, it makes one of the best storytelling choices I’ve ever seen.
It’s a small choice but when I first saw the film, I was completely surprised by its simplicity. It is the sort of choice that must have been very easy to make and yet it was unusual enough to be a complete surprise.