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Mola Ram, prepare to meet Kali - in Hell! Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom opens with one of the best non sequitors in cinema. After the. A great memorable quote from the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom movie on avesisland.info - Indiana Jones: Mola Ram! Prepare to meet Kali in Hell!. Water! Wa Oh. [sees a flood coming towards him] WATER! Mola Ram, prepare to meet Kali - IN HELL! (as he and Short Round are whipped) Leave him alone.
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We went off the road. We flew in the air! We landed in flora and jagged rocks. But we were bleeding. And definitely scared and in shock. I like the scar Hilary indirectly gave me on my left knee. It gives me street cred. Kind of like my post-teenage acne that has been off the charts in the past couple of weeks. It makes me accessible to my core audience.
Anyway, I got on my own mini-chopper about ten minutes after our scary spill and turned out to be a pretty fun afternoon. By far the scariest thing that ever happened to my sister and I was the time we, really and truly, narrowly escaped death on the island of Molokai in Hawaii in March The intention is in the film, but not conveyed in a way that really makes it clear.
And I Must Scream: One victim of the describes the Black Sleep of the Kali Ma as a nightmare from which you can't wake up, and openly prefers death to it. And Show It to You: Mola Ram pulls out the heart of a sacrifice victim and holds it for everyone to see. Indy didn't originally go to Pankot Palace to stop the Thuggee.
His goal was to retrieve the Sankara Stones to gain "Fortune and glory. Kali is portrayed as basically the God of Evil. In the actual mythology, while she is the goddess of destruction she is not considered evil for the most part. Ironically Shiva portrayed as the God of Good is also a deity of destruction. Aren't You Going to Ravish Me? In the scene where Indy bursts into Willie's room looking for more hitmen and for the secret entrance to Kali's temple, Willie is at first coquettishly alarmed by the aggressive demeanour of Indiana "Be—be gentle with me!
After Indy got Willie out of the lava pit, Willie slaps him thinking he's still under the black sleep before Indy tells her it's really him. The film derives entirely from pulp fiction like all Indiana Jones films but even then almost everything about its portrayal of India is dated and outlandish: Kali worship isn't as awful as portrayed in the film, nor are the Thuggees.
The only record of the Thuggee cult is that of the English governor William Sleeman who captured the original group, and some historians argue that he considerably exaggerated their presence and activity to boost his career. Serving live eels to human diners is a good way to get yourself charged with homicide, as raw eel blood is toxic to people.
Pretty much all the banquet's "delicacies" are complete nonsense, and entirely made up by the screenwriters based on how gross Lucas and Spielberg found their suggestions. Indian cuisine has a good deal of vegetarian diet, and even the Hindus who eat non-vegetarian food who do exist consume the same meat as everywhere else.
The Thuggee Cult died out in the s, yet this film takes place in the s and presents the arrival of the British Regiment arriving at the end as The Cavalry. Small wonder it was banned in India. The film is inspired by Gunga Din which likewise took place in an earlier period. The movie does refer to the Thuggees as having been originally wiped out "a hundred years ago", implying that the movie's Thuggees are meant to be interpreted as a fictional resurgence.
Mola Ram claims that when he succeeds in his Evil Plan they will take down Allah, the Hebrew God and the Christian God, evidently not realising that all three are the same being.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Film) - TV Tropes
Admittedly, being a Hindu and a blaspheming one at thathe might just be ignorant of other faiths. The titular Temple of Doom is depicted as a netherworld of volcanic cave systems, complete with a lava pit. In reality, India's only active volcano is located in the Andaman Islands, and not the mainland of the Indian subcontinent. As Long as It Sounds Foreign: Only Mola Ram who is played by an Indian actor speaks Hindi.
The movie was shot in Sri Lanka, and all extras speak Sinhalese as a result. The opening "Anything Goes" number. So far as anyone can tell, they did have a Mandarin translation of the Cole Porter song, but Kate Capshaw butchered the pronunciation. What with Mandarin being a tonal language, this effectively turned the lyrics into gibberish. Here's a Chinese speaker's best guess at a translation. Mola Ram throws his own men down the broken bridge in an attempt to dislodge Indy.
Cinevistaramascope: Mola Ram, prepare to meet Kali - in Hell!
He also orders the water tank knocked over and smashed, sending a huge tidal wave down the mine tunnels without regard for the six or seven Thuggee guards in mine carts who went down there after Indy and co. The opening has a Giant Mook ceremoniously banging a gong with his mallet in a ritual manner, pan to a flaming dragon Willie is dressed in a belly-revealing sari throughout the climax.
Beat Still, My Heart: Mola Ram does the whole heart-pulled-out-of-chest-alive thing. Beat the Curse Out of Him: Indy gets mind-controlled by the Thuggee, and is brought out of it when Short Round burns him with a torch. Indiana cries for water as he has stopped the wagon merely with his overheated shoes. Cue a big incoming flood triggered by Mola Ram.
Mola Ram, prepare to meet Kali... in HELL!
So much between Indy and Willie. Notably, the only Big Bad in the series to be defeated by Indy himself. Belloq was killed by the wrath of God, Donovan was tricked by Elsa into drinking from the false Grail, and Spalko was knowledged to death by the aliens.
Willie during the Crowd Hockey scene. She also lets out several as she's lowered to her doom in the lava pit. The Maharajah of Pankot is called 'Zalim' which means evil in Hindi. Fitting, as he is a bad guy. But only because his second-in-command was feeding him mind-control juice. The scene where Mola Ram forces his hand into a victim's chest, removes his heart, and it's still beating after.
The two thugs that work for Lao Che. Instead of simply shooting Indy while he was sleeping on the plane, they instead plot a collision course into a mountain and then parachute from the plane. This is even more stupid when you realise that they're just parachuted into the middle of the Himalayas! Where the hell were they planning on going after landing halfway up a mountain?! When Indiana and Short Round investigate a secret passage, they end up getting trapped in a room and unwittingly activate a trap involving a Descending Ceiling with Spikes of Doom.
The village is grim and dismal when the trio arrives. As well, Willie is irritated by Short Round and keeps pulling away from him and is rude to the inhabitants. At the end, the village is lush and colorful, Willie makes the required gestures of respect to the elder, and is now fond of Shorty. In her Establishing Character Moment she not only quickly reveals her airheadedness "this Nurhachi's a real small guy" but her vanity too "He put two holes in my dress from Paris!
She whirls to him The young Maharaja has quite a commanding presence during the dinner scene. Notice how everyone stops dead when he speaks, to the point where the musicians in the background even stop playing. Even Indy is deferential to him. I have heard the evil stories of the Thugee cult.
I thought the stories were told to frighten children. Later I learned that the Thugee cult was once real and did unspeakable things. I am ashamed of what happened here many years ago and I assure you it will never happen again in my kingdom.