Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom gained legendary status due to his level of violence, despite an initial PG rating. Many parents were alarmed by certain scenes in it Steven Spielberg Precursor. As it turns out, even some younger cast members were banned from watching certain scenes, as Ke Huy Quan says he wasn’t allowed to watch Temple of Deathinfamous death scene.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom changed movie ratings forever
Temple of Death is the continuation of Hunter of the lost treasure. It’s a prequel film in which Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) travels to India to solve a mysterious disappearance. Initially, Temple of Death was rated PG. However, after many parents were shocked by the violent and disturbing imagery in this Spielberg film, the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) was forced to create a PG-13.
It’s not that other PG movies didn’t have violence at the time, especially Spielberg movies. Jaw was rated PG when it came out in 1975 and that film would now get a PG-13 rating and possibly even an R rating. Even robber had the sequence where the faces of the Nazis are melting. However, Temple of Death is the one that has crossed the line and it may be due to a specific sequence.
Ke Huy Quan wasn’t allowed to see a death scene in Temple of Doom
Possibly the most famous scene in Temple of Death is the one in which we see the villainous cult leader for the first time. In the scene, the leader pulls out a man’s still-beating heart before the man is burned. If you were a parent with a young child at the time, it makes sense that you wouldn’t want them to see this.
This happened to Quan, who was playing short round Temple of Death, the child who assists Indiana Jones throughout the film. In conversation with Yahoo!, Quan said he really loved working on this film and wasn’t afraid of the creepy props or sets. However, the young actor was not allowed to watch this horrible scene.
“No, it didn’t scare me – it was fun!” said Quan. “I’ve seen a lot of scary stuff, except for the scene where the guy’s heart is ripped out. I wasn’t allowed to see that. But it’s all movie magic, so it’s really fun to be the presence of this stuff. The best part is when they put it all together and you see it on the screen with sound effects and music. I remember watching Temple of Death first time at Mann’s Chinese Theater where we had the LA premiere. I was blown away by everything that came out on screen and that’s where I fell in love with filmmaking and acting.”
Ke Huy Quan is making a comeback in his acting career
Quan was only 12 inches tall Temple of Death and he later had another major role in another 1980s classic, The Goonies. Since then he has had a few roles over the years but took a break from acting after becoming frustrated with the lack of opportunities for Asian performers. Quan told Yahoo! that Crazy rich Asians convinced him that times had changed and it was time to come back.
his latest movie Everything everywhere at once, is a festival darling gaining recognition through incredible word-of-mouth. If his role in this film leads to more roles, we could be looking at a possible “quanaissance.”
Everything everywhere at once is now in cinemas.
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