Kali Ma! Kali Maaa!
Initially designed to be The Empire Strikes Back of the original Indiana Jones trilogy, Temple of Doom is easily the darkest and most violent of the four films, reflecting the moods of both director Steven Spielberg and writer George Lucas during the time of its production. Both filmmakers had just gotten out of relationships with their respective partners and so needed a shared creative outlet within which to vent. The result came in the form of a prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark, featuring human sacrifice and child slavery instead of archaeological dig sites and a lot of Nazis. We can assume from these alterations that both Spielberg and Lucas were a little bitter about being newly-single gentlemen, or as Short Round says… “No time for love, Dr Jones!”