Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade – Part of Movie Sequels Weekend

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Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade – Part of Movie Sequels Weekend

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$8

Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott, John Rhys-Davies, River Phoenix.  Directed by Stephen Spielberg. 1989, 126 mins., Color.  Rated PG-13.

It is something of an urban legend that second installments in movie franchises do not live up to the first, but third ones often bring a return to top form.  Though the two other films in our Sequels Weekend prove that this is certainly not always true, many fans and critics feel the rule does hold for the Indiana Jones series. It’s not that the second film, Temple of Doom was a bad film or did poorly at the box office (it grossed just under $180,000,000) – but something just felt like it was missing. To make sure that didn’t happen again with The Last Crusade, Director Spielberg brought back Nazis (who still seem to make the best movie villains), had some fun with a few of the most iconic characteristics his hero had established in the first film (showing how Indy acquired his fear of snakes, taste for adventure, dogged determination, and also signature hat and whip as a boy), and introduced Indy’s father (in the personage of Sean Connery).

The film begins with a neat, fast-paced prologue that shows why a young Indy, played by River Phoenix, grew to become the man he did. Then it jumps ahead to the grown Indy teaching his university class to a room that again seems disproportionately filled with smitten female students. But soon another archeological quest pulls him out of the staid academic world and back, literally, into action.  This time it’s a hunt for the Holy Grail. And it turns out that Indy’s father has recently disappeared while on the same hunt. Adventure and thrills follow – all leading to a very satisfying climax.

Admission: $8 Adults / $6 Seniors & Children (Combo pricing available for more than one film in a weekend series.)

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Date:
May 20
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$8
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http://www.loewsjersey.org

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Friends of the Loew’s
Phone:
201-798-6055
Email:
loewsjersey(at)gmail.com
Website:
loewsjersey.org

Venue

Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ 07306
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Phone:
201-798-6055
Website:
loewsjersey.org