By John Walker on November 19th, 2009 at 10:20 pm.
This trailer for Lego Indiana Jones 2 is the best game trailer that’s ever been made. I’m not going to add anything else to that.
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19/11/2009 at 22:25
Also, it’s rather telling that they’re advertising a second Lego Indy game, whose sole addition over the original Lego Indy game is the inclusion of a movie most of us would rather forget existed, by making Raiders of the Lost Ark references rather than actually bringing up said new movie.
19/11/2009 at 22:42
John Walker says:
Don’t forget that the first Lego Star Wars, based on the abysmal recent trilogy, was the better of the two LSW games. Mocking proved better territory for TT than paying tribute to.
19/11/2009 at 22:43
Huh, didn’t know that. I’ve never played the first one, precisely because it WAS based on said abysmal prequel movies. Then again I probably wouldn’t get the jokes, as I’ve gone out of my way to forget those movies. :)
19/11/2009 at 22:54
Alexander Norris says:
The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was actually quite good, you know. It was no less dumb than the first three films. The biggest problem that people had with it is Lucas’ brilliant choice to have a film set in the 50s instead of the 30s be a pastiche of 50s pulp instead of 30s pulp.
But also, that trailer was incredibly creepy. Dancing Nazis are never a good thing (except when it’s Springtime, obviously).
19/11/2009 at 22:59
“The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was actually quite good, you know.”
To each his own, my friend. I’m glad someone enjoyed it.
19/11/2009 at 23:02
John Walker says:
No, Alexander, it was hideous beyond all human comprehension. You’ve had a brain accident and you need a doctor.
19/11/2009 at 23:33
In another thread, he also said:
The [Hitman] movie was actually quite good, you know.
So I think it’s our duty to have him kidnapped and deprogrammed as soon as possible.
It’s for your own good, Alexander. It’s for your own good.
20/11/2009 at 03:35
Kingdom of the Crystal skull was an abomination and yet another hammer blow in the forging of my mysanthropy.
20/11/2009 at 08:47
He escaped a Nuke in a fridge. That was not good.
20/11/2009 at 09:23
I actually quite liked the fourth film..not as good as the rest but i enjoyed it. Everyone says about the fridge incident but there are so many incidents like that in the original films as well. Like the boat escape from the plane, going down a big waterfall in a boat and surviving, going down a cliff on a tank and getting up even though there was no way he could have got out of that(the camera didn’t even cut away from it it just showed the tank falling).
Anyway as to this trailer I was saying “What?”. Can anyone explain what’s so awesome about it?
20/11/2009 at 09:55
Yeah, the fridge nuking was way overblown. I think my main problem was that it just didn’t have the same feel as the original movies; like there’s some subtle difference in the writing or camerawork that’s true of all films now as opposed to their eighties counterparts. The fridge was just the lightning rod for all that unplaceable malign.
20/11/2009 at 10:44
I agree with the other Alex (solidarity! Woo!)
It was a pretty good film. And you know what, the fridge bit WAS THE BEST BIT!
(Although I totally agree with the infection of modern blockbuster-look. Right down to using Shia LeBeouf. Ugh.)
20/11/2009 at 13:34
The fourth film was pap. Pure and simple.
20/11/2009 at 14:13
I happily enjoyed the 4th film in the cinema (at least up to the last 20 minutes)… but with hindsight I can see it’s many flaws.
However, at that point i was having enough fun that even the fridge bit seemed enjoyable, in it’s own ott kind of way. The point were it flagged for me was the ending.. it just became them all following crazy john hurt, and then everything falls down. It needed indy to DO something more active in the last section, rather than just follow->run.
20/11/2009 at 14:33
Igor Hardy says:
The fridge was the best bit of the movie. Too bad they’ve run out of ideas later on.
20/11/2009 at 18:02
I much preferred the second (ie: original trilogy) Lego Star Wars game. The first one had only a smattering of the humour that made them so great, they cranked it up significantly for the second.
20/11/2009 at 19:19
Uh Vinraith they sole additon over the origonal game isn’t just the new movie. They are also redoing the first 3 movies totally (They stated they aren’t going to reuse ANY content from the first game)
20/11/2009 at 19:41
I really meant “new story addition” rather than “new gameplay addition.” The point was that I thought it was funny (if understandable) that a game that primarily exists to incorporate the new movie into Lego Indy wasn’t using the new movie to advertise the game.
20/11/2009 at 21:23
Ah, I got ya now :) Maybe it would have helped me understand you better if I could watch the video from work lol. Yes that is a bit strange , I agree with you now.
20/11/2009 at 21:51
I’m also one of the people who vastly preferred Lego Star Wars II to the first title; the latter was fun, but the first was fun + nostalgia. I definitely didn’t think that the OT game was any worse in terms of gameplay.
19/11/2009 at 22:44
Hmm, I still wouldn’t say it was better than that Star Wars trailer.
20/11/2009 at 01:36
zoh my god.
20/11/2009 at 09:00
Well that wasn’t funny at all. No dancing whatsoever!
20/11/2009 at 11:50
Hadn’t seen that. Awesome.
20/11/2009 at 14:18
hadn’t seen that. It was indeed better than episodes 1-3 combined. But then that shouldn’t be a surprise… so was KotoR1.
19/11/2009 at 22:46
They just danced when the ark was opened? I wonder why Raiders of the Lost Ark scared me so much as a kid.
20/11/2009 at 00:18
It was DISCO dancing.
Worse fates are not known to man.
20/11/2009 at 00:49
It’s white German men disco dancing from a time when white German men wanted to take over Europe. It’s their comeuppance.
20/11/2009 at 00:36
Brilliant. I doubt it’ll get me to buy the game, but hell, at least it got me to pay attention to the fact that it exists. Maybe when/if I get around to finishing Lego Star Wars I’ll consider changing my mind.
20/11/2009 at 00:39
The Internets comes in POWER OF TWO, you can’t download one internets, you must download two… , 4, 8..16.. I think you get it.
20/11/2009 at 00:49
*gulp* TWO INTERNETS? …no human can deal with such a concept!
The trailer is certainly packed with an above average quantity of WIN.
20/11/2009 at 01:51
Should somebody mention that 1 is a power of two…?
20/11/2009 at 08:55
Much like Pie21 said, 1 actually is a power of 2. 2^0 = 1.
So you can grab 1 Internets. =P
20/11/2009 at 18:21
To download internet you must already have internet (the tiny blue e icon on your CPU), so If you download internet, you end with two internets, called Internet0 and Internet1.
Geezers, you guys are not good at PC’s, are you?
20/11/2009 at 01:34
Not a bad trailer, but I found that huge coil of dog plop he’s holding far more amusing.
20/11/2009 at 04:59
I agree that Indy 4 was a good movie. It was cheesy good fun, and made me smile the entire time I watched it at the movies. It looks great on Blu-ray too :) Raiders is still king of the Indy movies, perhaps better than any of Speilberg’s other movies, but I like Crystal Skull more than Temple of Doom! It’s good to have Marion back.
20/11/2009 at 05:08
Nothing like a turd-whip to hold onto the whole day, eh Indy?
20/11/2009 at 18:28
I was just about to point that out. For some redundancy – His whip looks like poop.
20/11/2009 at 09:12
Hi – Your text-link to the trailer above is broken – it needs the http.
20/11/2009 at 09:46
Fun fact: Some guy wrote an article on Kotaku, about how much this trailer sucked and that it killed Indy or something like that.
20/11/2009 at 10:17
The Wrath of God is responsible for dancing? Maybe those Puritans were onto something after all…
20/11/2009 at 12:41
(Spoiler alert) I think Crystal Skull was worth watching for the sets, action, adventure, grandeur, but the alien subject ruined it for me. As for the Lego games I really like their silliness – it’s quality silliness and quite clever in the way it remixes the clichès. I hope the upcoming Lego MMO has taken notice of the appeal it has.
20/11/2009 at 16:42
Is it just me, or was that a warped Soulja Boy sample at the end, right before the lid goes back on (“Doooo it!”)?
20/11/2009 at 18:06
This does actually remind me of something that’s always bothered by about the Indiana Jones films. In all of them (even the new one) bar Temple of Doom Indy is totally superfluous, he ends up getting captured and watching helplessly on as the villains… end up killing themselves.
I mean seriously, if he’d just stayed at home and actually taught some classes they guys would have shot themselves in the foot anyway, possibly even sooner than they did in the films.
Raiders is of course the absolute worst for this, because they only decide to open the chest themselves after Indy interferes, beforehand they were planning (I hazily recall) to take it back to Germany and present it to Hitler. Nice work Indy, really, good saving Hitler’s life there hero.
20/11/2009 at 18:24
Can you please write Indie fanfiction? If you write “How I saved Hitler” I will read it.
20/11/2009 at 18:56
Funky Badger says:
Are you Kevin Smith?
either way, *applause*
20/11/2009 at 19:02
Indy is still a hero. He’s quick-thinking Odysseus, baffling his foes with his dazzling footwork, never letting them realise that he’s really slipping on marbles.
22/11/2009 at 18:08
Technically… no, Indy did not save Hitler’s life, because he was still in disguise when they got to the island and thus had no barring on the test site, but he did help the Nazis find the Ark of the Covenant.
On Indy 4: A major focus of the previous entries in the Jones series was a lack of technology as a plot driver. Everything maintained a very basic feel to it; the closest it coming to using technology for plot was the vehicles (IE the tanks, trucks, cars, airplanes, etc. etc.) which were all very real. They also used a lot of practical effects (some of which you can see the flaws of when you watch them on TV), versus the over use of digital effects for this film. The jungle chase didn’t feel gritty or pulp-like because it actually didn’t have those elements, it was a green screen and obviously so (like in the SW prequels, and was anyone else bothered by the hold inlays at Padme’s apartment looking like hunks of cheap plastic?)
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