This week, Michael decided to con Nakea into watching Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. He chose…poorly.
The third film in a franchise The Unenthusiastic Critic has already decided she doesn’t like, starring two of her least favorite actors (Harrison Ford and Sean Connery), Michael knew Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was probably going to be a tough sell. But—considering the film is a madcap adventure of boat chases, plane crashes, and tank battles—it never occurred to him that the first challenge would be convincing Nakea to stay awake.
So the conversation goes off the rails early and often this week. (If you find yourself wondering how an episode about Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade has degenerated into a discussion of vintage comic-strip pornography, welcome to life with The Unenthusiastic Critic.)
0:00: Prologue: The Indiana Jones Theme (on Kazoo)
0:27: Cultural Osmosis: Pre-Viewing Discussion of the Indiana Jones franchise
17:55: Original Trailer for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
19:54: The Verdict: Post-Viewing Discussion of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
58:47: Outro and Next Week’s Movie
Notes and Links
—Movie Reviewed: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (dir. Steven Spielberg, Paramount, 1989)
—Reviews and Articles Mentioned: Roger Ebert on Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade; AFI’s “100 Years…100 Heroes and Villains”
—Prologue is John Williams’ “The Raiders March,” arranged for kazoo by Pen of Chaos.
—Read The Unenthusiastic Critic in prose form at unaffiliatedcritic.com.
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