Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984)

Rating: ***
Director: Steven Spielberg
Music: John Williams
Special Effects: Industrial Light & Magic
Cast: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Roy Chiao

Not surprisingly, this sequel doesn't quite measure up to the original, but it's still an exciting adventure film. This time Indy delves into Indian magic and mythos accompanied by faint-hearted shrieker Kate Capshaw and a young Asian boy called Short Round. Indy must save a poor Indian village and rescue its kidnapped children by stealing back a magical stone from a secret sacrificial temple of Shiva. Outlandish stunts and violence highlight this film, but it really does get a little too strange and silly in parts. Still highly entertaining though.