July 27, 2007

Indiana Jones And The Skeleton In The Closet

Karen Allen is going to be in the latest Indy flick, reprising her role as Marion from the first movie.

I must say, Allen never really did much of anything for me in the original, even when she was decked out in that negligee thingy. Too, I dunno, rough-hewn for me. (I know, I know that's the way she was supposed to be. I'm just sayin'.) She always reminded me of Kipling's rag and a bone and a hank of hair.

Now Dr. Elsa, on the other hand.......

Yips! from Gary:
Bullpuckies! I was perfectly prepared to sit out this tired sequel but Karen Allen might just provide the spark needed for Grandpa Ford and Spielberg to pull this off.

karen allens monkey.jpg

For my money, Karen was the best "Jones girl" of the series. Cute 'n plucky, tough yet vulnerable and that gal knew how to hold a monkey.

You're-Putting-Me-On Yips! back from Robbo:

Looks like we got ourselves a con-troversy!


Maybe she can't hold a monkey, but I do likes the way those Austrians say "goodbye".

Back-at-ya Yips! from Gary:

Nothing says "goodbye" like...

"Fine, Robbo. Keep your Austrian hussy!"

Credit-Where-Due Yips! back from Robbo: "Well played, Sir!"** Heh, indeed, but I still think you and your little commenter friends are wrong.

** - Spot the quote!

Return-Volley Yips! back from Gary:

Ok, let's put it into context.

One girl willingly puts herself at risk of bodily harm by Nazis, snakes and lecherous Frenchmen (is that redundant?) to stay at the side of the man who seduced and dumped her when she was a mere teenager.

Another girl, is complicit with Nazis, sleeps with your father (before she sleeps with you) and in the end is willing to foolishly throw herself into a bottomless chasm grasping for an old artifact rather than stay safe in your arms and ride off into the sunset.

No contest, my friend, no contest.

And did I mention she can drink a huge Tibetan thug under the table and still give you a wicked right hook across the chin?

They don't make women like that anymore. Sigh.

YIPS from Steve-O: Karen Allen: Worst. Lois. Lane. Evah!

My suggestion to Gary: Joel, get off the babysitter!

You-Just-Put-It-Into-The-Net Yips! back from Robbo: Context? What is this nancy-boy "context" stuff you're talking about? Only issue is who's the hotter babe. Has Wilma Deering ever been given "context" points over Princess Ardala because she's so loyal to Buck? No. Has Inara ever suffered a "context" deduction because she's a hooker? Uh-uh. Does Padme get points over Leah because she's Anniken's wife and Luke's mother, or is it because she has shmokin abs?

Posted by Robert at July 27, 2007 09:27 AM | TrackBack

Karen Allen, hands down. The blondes in 2 and 3 were eminently forgettable.

Posted by: Steve at July 27, 2007 11:14 AM

Agreed, Steve.

Posted by: GroovyVic at July 27, 2007 11:17 AM

That was Margot Kidder, Steve-o, not Karen.

This is great news. Marion's just what this thing needs.

Posted by: Kathy at July 27, 2007 01:21 PM

I rest my case---she's indistinguishable from Margot Kidder!

Posted by: Steve the LLamabutcher at July 27, 2007 02:34 PM

I'm glad I posted about Karen just to read the back and forth here! You guys are a hoot and a half :)

Posted by: Ith at July 27, 2007 08:36 PM

The greatest comeback to the "young and naive" pout of the brokenhearted--INDY: "You knew what you were doing."

Posted by: LMC at July 28, 2007 12:35 AM