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How ever do you pick between the two worst movies in their respective franchises??
In terms of reboots i think Star Wars at least captured the original atmosphere better then the latest chapter of Indiana Jones.
This is tough. I'd take Crystal Skull over Attack of the Clones, but I'll give this one to The Phantom Menace.
Neither are the worst entry in their respective franchises, unless you are one of those people who thinks that anything more than a decade old is an undisputable "classic". Both take their franchises in different directions -- PHANTOM going boldly political and Eastern while JONES goes as batty as a homeless conspiracy nut -- and I enjoyed both immensely for what they were.
The Phantom Menace vs Crystal Skull? Uh...both sucked, but Phantom menace sucked less. Just a teeeeny bit less.
Jedis.... Or Nazis.... Hard pick.
Episode I. I liked it way more than Episode II.
Crystal Skull on the other hand was terrible. Actually, it was kinda funny because of how bad it was.
Sorry, but I gotta stick with Indy on this one...George Lucas didn't COMPLETELY ruin the Indiana Jones series...
I got to go with Indiana cause I love those movie a lot. Harrison Ford is the man!!! Plus The newer Star Wars trilogy sucks!!! For crying out loud jar jar binks made the ewoks look like Shaft.
Wading through the layers upon layers of shit in order to try to figure out which of these abominations is the worst could take decades. I'm going to base this decision on only one factor: Which movie has the most annoying child actor? Though both movies desecrated the legacy of a venerable series, at least Crystal Skull does not have an annoying child actor. Or Jar Jar Binks (I had to throw that in).
This is a difficult choice but Jar Jar tips it to Indiana Jones.
Two of the most disappointing movies ever. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was a bigger disappointment to me though and at least Episode One had Natalie Portman. Either way both are crap.
Fuck it all to hell. Darth Maul is still a bad-ass.
Sucked and sucked.
Oh my god, is there a neither button?
I'd take Crystal Skull over any of the Star Wars prequels, to be honest.
Even with Jar Jar, Portman will always win it for me
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Damn you, George. Stop trampling on my childhood.
I'm going to avoid saying anything specific to avoid starting arguments here, but I'm just going to say that I collectively disagree with all these previous comments.
I honestly didn't hate either of these films, although they both are low points in their respective franchises.
I'll break the tie with a vote for Indy. Oh, and Phantom Menace isn't the worst Star Wars film- that title would go to Attack of the Clones.
No question about it...the worst Star Wars film. That being said, still way better than Indy 4!
which is the least bad sequel?
2 steaming piles that ruined my child hood i hate both movies but i hate crystal skull a little less how could u 2 do this to me speilberge made so manny good movies why couldn't u help george with star wars reboot and make great movies george ur a good writer and u have great ideas for movies but when it comes to writing lines u could use some help and when it comes to directing well u just cant do it don't feel bad u just need help to make greatness its not something to be ashamed of u help make greatness spielberg is not a great writer or or good idea man but he is a great director and togehter u 2 have made magic but spilberg need great writers and lucas u need great directors and together u cam make gold why are u so stubborn in ur old age why cant u work together and be great why do u have to show the world u dont need each other we all know u dont need each other but lucas needs direcots and spileberg needs writers so why not just work together and share oscars
IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM
No comments? Really? I got a comment for ya, George. (Though, actually, I think I shall choose the high ground and remain polite...)
I like both of these series but I am much more of a Star Wars fan than Indie. I watched Crystal Skull and I did not hate it but it was not very memorable for me. Harrison Ford needs to stop doing action movies, he can barley walk. Phantom Menace was a pretty good start to the prequels of Star Wars. Jake Lloyd is a terrible child actor and Jar Jar is a little annoying but all together it was an entertaining movie.
Both franchises were on the winning team before those movies,both made serious mistakes to ever show up again. But at least when i watched Phantom Menace i still had a hope that the new trilogy was going to get better. It didn't.
I hate closed-minded people
I hate poor-ended franchises
Every Star Wars is better than the last Indiana jones film, as good as it is, Star Wars is hard to match up against
Thats right. Every Star Wars burns the last Indy.
I'll take Indy 4 any day of the week over Episode 1. Although in its defense, I enjoyed Episode 1 alright, but Indy 4 tramples and kicks the hell out of it for me no matter which way you slice it. And I must echo one of the previous comments. Jar Jar Binks did make the Ewoks look like Shaft.
Is "closed-minded" just slang for "anyone who disagrees with me" these days?
I'm surprised Episode 1 got the majority of the votes. Indy 4 didn't have midichlorians. Indy 4 didn't have Jar Jar Binks. Indy 4 is better than any of the prequels. And I'm going to see it for a second time this weekend, to refresh my mind. Indy marathon, can't wait.
Phantom Menace wins its undertated
Both bad movies but this last indy is better in my opinion ( less cgi shit)
Neither is good, but I think I'd take Phantom Menace in this shit matchup.
Indiana Jones 4 over The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones all the way every day.
Both horrible but if i had to choose I'd say Indy 4.
Spielberg for the win. I forget about Indy 4 until the moment it's brought up. The prequels, on the other hand, just won't die.
Despite all the justified criticisms of Phantom Menace, I was a kid when it came out and I liked all the CGI in my face action. Didn't work on me as an adult watching Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Regardless, I'm not a fan of relentlessly hating on films, both are watchable. I said watchable, not good.
Indy 4 wasn't that terrible, I had a good time overall. SW prequels were a nightmare!! No Jar Jar, no midichlorians, no little Anakin even if George's work is clearly evident with this film. Indy 4 beats any prequel.
Both are the 4th film in their series and both were a total bitch slap to the face of the previous three installments which all happened to be amazing. Star Wars means more to me than Indiana Jones so for that reason I'm gonna switch over to the atrocious Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Neither of these films should ever have seen the light of day.
I personally find myself in constant defense of both films. The Phantom Menace, while immensely flawed, and the worst of the trilogy, is still fun, and still contains its share of memorable scenes. Yes, some of the acting is pretty weak (mostly that of Natalie Portman), and Jar Jar Binks is pretty annoying, but its still a film I enjoy. The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, on the other hand, puzzles me as to where the hate is coming from. Yes, there are aliens and dubious looking effects, and preposterous action scenes, but isn't this supposed to be a sequel to a series of B movies anyway? After all, that's what the Indy films are; B movies- albeit, very good ones. To me, the aliens and cheesy effects were just part of the B movie charm, and I really enjoyed it. Both films have received too much hate, but Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull is the winner for me.
^The aliens weren't the problem, at least not the biggest. It's just that Harrison Ford is too old to be convincing in his action scenes, and there's CGI everywhere. Part of the charm of the first three films was the real, rough and convincing stunts and action scenes. Now it's Shia LaBeouf swinging on the CGI lianes with the CGI monkeys in the CGI forest. There's nothing charming about that. There are a couple of moments in the film that make me smile, but pretty much all of those moments are throwbacks to the previous films.
both underrated but star wars is much better
I agree that both are underrated. They aren't the best of their franchises for sure but are enjoyable nonetheless. I'll go with Phantom Menace.
I think I'm going to go with Indiana Jones 4 because it's kind likable when look with some good % I hate the new SW movies
Episode I . still fun to watch. I was just hoping Indiana Jones to end from the first 1h on.
Spielberg over Lucas any day.
I actually kind of like The Phantom Menace. Can't say the same about Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Not even close. The pod race and ending light-saber fight scenes are better than anything that happened in Indiana Jones 4, put together.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace easy.
Ten years after its release, I've rewatched Crystal Skull. And I watched Phantom Menace with my kid not too long ago. So, definitively: They're both bad. But Phantom Menace is BORING, and Crystal Skull is not.
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull really isn't that bad, The Phantom Menace on the other hand is just terrible. Indiana Jones 4 is the better movie imo
I think Indiana Jones 4 is a decent movie buried in loads of problems. TPM on the other hand is amazing.
I think I liked Phantom Menace more? IDK They were both big disappointments.
Phantom Menace wins hands down.
on Sep 3
Between Phantom Menace and Crystal Skull, definitely Phantom Menace