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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade


Not a lot more to say about this one. Spielberg and Lucas came to bat three times, and they hit three homers. Who cares if two of them went into the stands and one went clear out of the park? The intro action scene with River Phoenix as the young Indy was great, and explained the hat, the jacket, the whip, and his fear of snakes. Sean Connery was excellent as Jones Sr. No need to explain the Scottish accent. The fight aboard the weird tank was as good as the truck chase in Raiders. Only the very end was a little bit of a letdown … but not much. The old knight, watching the bad guy drink from the Grail, get old, turn to dust, blow away. And he says, deadpan, “He chose poorly.” Gotta love it.