Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I just saw a story over at SF Signal about the making of another Indiana Jones movie. SF Signal titled their post It's Time for Indy to Hang Up His Hat, For Good and all I can say is I emphatically agree! From the article referenced by SF Signal... While on the rounds for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Shia LaBeouf spoke to the BBC about his future films, and he mentioned that Indiana Jones 5 now has a story lined out courtesy of Steven Spielberg. “Steven [Spielberg] just said that he cracked the story on it before I left and I think they’re gearing that up” Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull made a huge $786.6 million worldwide, so there is definitely people out there who would be up for another crack of the whip. At the end of Crystal Skull there was a scene which hinted that the torch could be handed over to Shia, however Ford picked up the hat at the last minute which suggested he hasn’t quite finished yet. Oh hell no. Can't Mr. Spielberg understand that we want to remember Indiana Jones in a good way? I never reviewed "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and I think that's because it was so disappointing. It wasn't that Harrison Ford had gotten older, though he has. It wasn't even the ridiculous plot. It's that they picked Shia LeBeouf to replace Indy. I mean..I just... I can't... Nothing against LeBeouf, but come on, he's no Indy. Not even close. I'm not trying to just take shots at LeBeouf, but he's all wrong for the role and I don't know if he can be made right for it. Sometimes things are best just left alone. George Lucas took something away from the "Star Wars" universe when he did his latest trilogy (and subjected us to Jar Jar Binks) so I'm throwing out my plea to Steven Spielberg, just as SF Signal did, please, stop now. While we have a chance to remember Indy the way he is supposed to be. No more older Indy, and seriously, no more LeBeouf.