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Is Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade the Best of the Franchise? | #63 Review

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) is not usually the first Indiana Jone’s movie people think of but to me, this is by far the only Indiana Jone’s movie I picture when I hear the that name. Harrison Ford alongside Sean Connery brings some of the best one liners to the franchise and some of my favourite moments between the pair.

In 1912, a teenage Indiana Jones discovers a group of robbers finding a crucifix owned by Coronado while exploring caves with his Boy Scout troop in Utah. This movie gives us a fantastic look into Indie’s past as a young explorer, we get to piece together a few moments which make him who he is today. Years after his boy scout days, Indie is an archaeologist and learns that his father, Dr Henry Jones, has disappeared while looking for the Holy Grail, he embarks on a journey to get to him before the Nazis.

This film follows two years after the events of Raiders of the Lost Ark, this movie gives us answers. We get to see Indie as a young man, played by the incomparable River Phoenix in one of the most thrilling and memorable opening sequences to a film, ever. Then, we get to see Indie interact with his estranged father. The Last Crusade is the Indiana Jones movie with heart, it shows us a side to the beloved character we have never seen before.


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