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Posted on Saturday 24 May 2008 at 9:34 am

Troll in a book review forum?


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Someone over at Goodreads has posted a review of the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull novelization. I'm very confused by this review. It begins by lambasting the book for being spoilery and a summary of the movie script rather than a making of book discussing Spielberg and Lucas and how much Lucas sucks without Spielberg. So the novelization doesn't do its job because it is a novelization? The review then proceeds to reveal that Indiana is killed at the end of the movie and book, which can't happen since Indy is immortal after drinking from the Grail cup in Last Crusade so this movie can't be part of the Indy canon. First, no I didn't just spoil something major for everyone and of course Indy doesn't die! Second, did this person miss the explanation in Last Crusade about the price and limit of immortality being that you can't go beyond the Great Seal on the floor of the temple? Once Indy crossed that, he lost the immortality; he could die and it could still be canon.

I'm trying to figure out how anyone could post that book review. The only explanation I've come up with thus far is that it has to be a troll. The reviewer has got to just be looking to stir up people and cause trouble. At least, I can't think of a logical explanation for it.
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What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 2:19 pm on 24 May 2008 (UTC) (Link)
LOL How weird!

My mom was reading a review of Prince Caspian by someone who hadn't seen the movie. They were talking about things from the book, but getting details wrong, so she was really confused. Why are reviewers so stoopid sometimes?
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 2:26 pm on 24 May 2008 (UTC) (Link)
I don't get it. I also really don't get the people at GoodReads who give star ratings to books before they're ever released. They've got to just be rating based on their expectations and that's just ludicrous! Of course, so is reviewing a movie without seeing it and only talking about the book. What are people thinking?
What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 2:27 pm on 24 May 2008 (UTC) (Link)
It defieth sense!
It's Me
vivnow at 3:52 pm on 24 May 2008 (UTC) (Link)
So Indiana dies in the movie? Or, does he die and come back? I hope neither since I haven't seen the movie or read the book yet.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 4:03 pm on 24 May 2008 (UTC) (Link)
He doesn't die at all. He doesn't come any closer to dieing than he did in any of the other movies.


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