The Indiana Jones (film series) is an American entertainment franchise, based on the adventures of Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones, a fictional archaeologist.

The first film, Raiders of the Lost Ark is set in 1936. Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is hired by government agents to locate the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

The second film, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is set in 1935, a year before Raiders of the Lost Ark. Indiana escapes Chinese gangsters with the help of singer/actress Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw) and his twelve-year-old sidekick Short Round (Jonathan Ke Quan). The trio crash-land in India, where they come across a village whose children have been kidnapped.

The third film, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade opens in 1912 with a thirteen-year-old Indiana (River Phoenix) attempting to recover an ornamental cross belonging to Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, a task which he finally completes in 1938. Indiana and his friend Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliott) are assigned by American businessman Walter Donovan (Julian Glover) to find the Holy Grail.

The fourth film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is set in 1957: nineteen years after The Last Crusade, thus acknowledging the real-life passing of years between films. Indiana is having a quiet life teaching before being thrust into a new adventure. He races against agents of the Soviet Union, led by Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett) for a crystal skull.


I have to say that i grew up with the Indiana Jones films. They formed a pivotal part of my childhood until I discovered porn… and girls… and dogs but thats a whole other story…   Don’t get me started on farm animals…  memories… Now where was I… yes porn…No… Indiana Jones…

Now back to indy… Very good franchise… Every single one of the forays is excellent. The thing about Indiana Jones is that the stories were garbage but they had top notch actors in nice simple action packed situations that you have never seen anywhere else up to that time. So it was nice to prance into the theatre and take in what indiana did with a smile, a wink and a nod… These days almost every show on tv does it one better. Even so its nice to go back and watch indy… nastalgia is a beautiful thing… and sometimes its best to watch a master…

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