What none of these people seem to realize, however, is that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is out today. Or maybe they realized that, if we wanted to see it that quickly that badly, we would have gone to the midnight showing last night, or we would have gone earlier today. That's what we get for not being able to drive. But it will be fun to go with Sarah, so it's all good. And we really don't mind the other stuff; we just think it's ironic that the one time we have plans is the one time we have millions of plans. Well, when it rains, it pours.
So last night, we watched The Last Crusade so we would be all ready when we got to see Crystal Skull, since we watched Temple of Doom on Monday and Raiders on Saturday. And what I discovered was that, despite all its crazy heart removal thingies, Temple of Doom is actually my favorite so far. We both like Willie a lot better than Marion, even though they've actually got a lot of similarities.
First of all, they both have a nasty habit of screaming a lot, and being kind of helpless. Marion acts like she's not helpless, but she really kinda is. She's all tough, but the minute something goes wrong, the first thing she does is go crying to Indy to fix it. Like when they were in the room with all the snakes and her torch started going out. Immediately, she starts whining to him about it. And sure she tried to escape on her own when she got captured, but only after Indy had already come and said he wasn't going to help her leave. He even tells her it would make things easier for them if she stayed there, and she still tries to escape.
Willie, on the other hand, makes no pretense about being tough, but she actually is. Of course most of that comes when she breaks a nail or something, but at least it's amusing. Also, she gets a lot of credit because it wasn't entirely her fault that she got involved in everything. Marion's all like, "I'm gonna be your partner!" and then starts freaking out when scary stuff happens, but Willie didn't want to come along to begin with. And she handles herself pretty well regardless. One night she's sleeping in a fancy palace, and the next she finds herself in a temple of doom. Of course, she'd be freaked out. I don't think I know anyone who would be thrilled to stick their hand in a small hole full of potentially lethally venomous bugs. I know I wouldn't be. She's so prissy, you'd think maybe she wouldn't do it, but she does anyway. And for all her prissiness, she still fought better than Marion did, and was a lot more helpful. And the banter between her and Indy was hilarious.
Willie actually reminds me a lot of Miss Piggy. She may complain about her nails or whatever, but then you just get to laugh at her expense. I don't generally approve of that kind of thing, but somehow with Willie it seems okay.
Of course, I've left Elsa out of all this, but she doesn't count because she's evil. But she does get a lot of credit for minimal screaming. Finally a heroine who's prepared. And she has a fancy accent.
So anyway, that's our defense of Willie Scott. But other than that, Temple of Doom seems to have the best ratio of character interaction to action action, as far as what keeps our attention the best. And it has Short Round, the cutest little boy of all time♥
Today I'm thankful for plans to see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull tonight, Short Round♥, the guy who plays Rene Bellach being Ivan Ooze in the Power Rangers movie, Miss Piggy, and the clip thingie that came with our emergency ration butter cookies.