About: Before Spielberg’s go-to writer David Koepp wrote Crystal Skull, super screenwriter Frank Darabont worked on a draft of the script. Our final lost Indy script involves The City of the Gods. Darabont turned in three versions of his screenplay, culminating in ‘s Indiana. An alternate version of the script, possibly written by Frank Darabont, was (briefly) posted on the Internet.

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Trying to imagine that as a movie made my brain melt. With either script, it’s still shitty film and an even shittier thing for Lucas to do. A character swinging through the trees like Tarzan?

That would have made sense in any other Indiana Sccript film. I thought the heart of the story was Indiana Jones winning back Marion. When you were in the dream cloud, what did you see?

The post will then be hidden like this. This could have been perfect.

I think if it had been more of an Indy movie, I would probably remember the scene more fondly. What would movie fans give to read every draft of “Indy 4” — especially Frank Darabont’s? So it’s a silly setup that has a serious and poignant payoff.

The Lost Scripts, Part III: Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods | Mental Floss

I believe I recall Spielberg praising the script and was extremely excited to start To me, it was as ill-considered as if the writers had thought, “people drown underwater because they need air I challenge you to find a video game series with a more intricate plot and better dialogues. You’re not the only one, but you can harvest much more karma by making original jokes like “I like all THREE Indiana Jones movies, because a fourth one was never made amirite?

Temple of doom was always the lesser of the original three, but it didn’t suffer from over-the-top CG or aliens. You get away with Big Lies: When Indy comes out of his daze, he hears in the distance on one of the deads soliders radio the US Army commander calling for anyone to answer and a status update on the firefight, and when nobody does, he orders, “We can’t let the Russians out of there alive with that thing, destroy them!


I don’t see why aliens don’t fit. The Plot It’s been 20 years since Indiana Jones was in his prime. Because it was lead-lined and air-tight, it solves two of the biggest obstacles to surviving a Nuke: You can’t tell from a synopsis.

A late 60s setting, the presence of the Beatles, a Peace symbol made out of rare Peruvian hemp, Indy on an LSD trip after smoking the hemp while naked in Martin Brody’s museum.

Crystal definitely seems like the better movie, and at the very least they are on the same level. Cabin in the Woods is an excellent-ish example. It’s stupid The ending is sillier. They just don’t fit at all. I’ll try to read the rest but I just don’t know if I have it in me.

They all kinda struck out with Indy 4: Want to add to the discussion? And if you want to get real fun and Spielbergian, have the final shot be a janitor mopping up the hallway in the museum, only to look at the Ark and start hearing the electronic hum they used in Raiders when it burned off the Swastika and cut to black. That kind of flies in the face of what we know of this rolling stone, adventuring, smooooth womanizer. I exaggerate, of course, but to people who found the aliens in Indy 4 galling, it undoubtedly feels the same.

I’ve made my case before, but this is it in a nutshell: Some might complain that people are just nitpicky, but the truth is, when you’re dealing with the suspension of disbelief, everything else is on the line.


Ok then, what dqrabont there’s an atom bomb, but Indy survives by crawling into a giant snake kept in a Frigidaire? Mathie, a scientist who researches intermediate energy nuclear physics at the University of Regina.

Am I the only one who thought it was far too similar to really set itself apart? Even the refrigerator was about as sensical as a raft parachute, or being accidentally saved by a ricochet bullet.

Indy never directly interacts with the gods, only their agents. I was just glad to have more Indy, but there were times when I felt like that guy in Saw that was crawling to freedom through razor wire. If Raiders and LC establish that the Judeo-Christian god is at least somewhat real, how do aliens that ostensibly gave birth to all ancient civilizations fit into the world’s pantheon of supreme beings?

I’ve seen darabobt quoted as ‘Earf’ so many times. That’s why I was surprised about all the Internet vehemence against 4; sure, 1 and 3 were great, but 2 was crappy. Yeah, they’re all here, as well as some even sillier stuff, like an “Anaconda”-esque snake that devours Indy whole and a cameo for Henry Jones Sr. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet.

The Lost Scripts, Part III: Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods

It’s quite a thrill ride that barely gives the audience a moment to breathe. Indy, Marion, Oxley yeah, he’s hereMarion’s husband the rival archaeologist and a few others deliver the crystal skull to the temple, placing it on the head of a crystal skeleton. So what’s the biggest difference between the two versions?

Even multiple gods or multiple pantheons would make more sense Greek, Roman, Nordic, etc.