Category: Steven Spielberg

Why Raiders succeeds where Temple doesn’t

With the long-awaited fourth movie in the Indiana Jones series hitting theaters this week, the obvious question is: Will Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of The Crystal Skull be a worthy successor to the iconic Raiders of the Lost Ark? The answer, of course, will be up on the screen, but in thinking about what creators Steven Spielberg and George Lucas need to do to recapture the early Indy magic, it’s worth looking back at how the previous stories have succeeded — and sometimes failed.

Originally published on May 4, 2008. Read the complete article.

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