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Fun with Franchises: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Part III — “When Did Nazi Pussy Become Reprehensible?”

We continue with another entry in our Fun with Franchises series. This week’s film is Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Fun with Franchises is a series born out of my friend Colin and I realizing how much fun it was for the two of us to watch the same movie separately and then share our reactions. We started by watching all of the James Bond movies, for the purposes of ranking them for the blog. I brought him in because he was much more of a Bond expert than I was at the time, and I felt his perspective would liven things up. He would be the color commentator to my play-by-play man.

We soon discovered that, by watching the movies separately and then putting everything we said together in the same place, hilarity ensued. We each brought in our own observations, not knowing what the other would say, and then reacted to what the other said. And we loved every minute of it.

We had so much fun, we figured we had to do it again. So we graduated from a single franchise, to all franchises. If you’re gonna have fun with franchises, it wouldn’t be right if you didn’t franchise it. Season 1 included the Harry Potter movies, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Twilight (which neither of us had seen before we watched them for the articles) and Pirates of the Caribbean. All of those articles can be read on the Fun with Franchises page.

Also, just so we’re clear, this is all for parody. We’re just messing with them because we love them. (Well… Twilight…) We’re watching movies we enjoy and are simply having some fun with them.

Right now, we’re doing the Indiana Jones franchise, and today is the third part of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

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Pic of the Day: “Do you have any idea why I asked you to come here today?” “No.” “No. Mark, do you have any idea who I am?” “No.” “Some rich guy calls you on the phone. ‘I want Mark Schultz to come visit me.’ Well, I’m a wrestling coach and I have a deep love for the sport of wrestling and I wanted to speak to you about your future, what you hope to achieve. What do you hope to achieve, Mark?”

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