Reviewing the Indiana Jones Series

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Indiana Jones #1: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Release Date: June 12, 1981
Director: Steven Spielberg
Studio: Lucasfilm/Paramount

Indiana Jones #2: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Release Date: May 8, 1984
Director: Steven Spielberg
Studio: Lucasfilm/Paramount

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Indiana Jones #3: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Release Date: May 24, 1989
Studio: Lucasfilm/Paramount

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Indiana Jones #4: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Release Date: May 18, 2008
Director: Steven Spielberg
Studio: Lucasfilm/Paramount

Sadly, as I write this, corporate greed is once again intent upon squeezing the last gasp out of this franchise. Yet another Indiana Jones film is in the works amidst hoards of yawning audiences. It’s possible the film could surprise us all, but since the release date has been delayed at least four times, Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm’s intellectual property promises to pump out new shows and merchandise, and Kathleen Kennedy has replaced George Lucas on the project (just recall how the new Star Wars trilogy turned out) it seems we’re only just getting started with watching the Indiana Jones franchise being beaten into the ground.

There was also a spin-off series called the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles which I have yet to see.

Ranking My Favorites of the Indiana Jones Series:

#1 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

#2 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

#3 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

#4 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

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