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Empire's 50 Greatest Movie Sequels | The follow-ups that achieve greatness in their own right

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG
RELEASED: 1984

Why's it so good? The modern trend for making sequels "darker" surely dates back to this blood-soaked effort, with its human sacrifice, child enslavement and Indy himself being possessed by the Dark Side. While the bookends of the original trilogy are funnier, this one stays with you longer, albeit in nightmares.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
How does it stack up to the original? Once derided as the weak link in the Indiana Jones series, this has become more popular with time and now outstrips the Last Crusade for many fans. Of course, it doesn't come close to the original, but then very few films do.

Glaring error: We're not sure that it's really possible to survive a plane crash by using an inflatable boat, especially if you then have to sled down a mountain and into a river in it.


GAP BETWEEN SEQUEL AND ORIGINAL: 37 MONTHS


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