As everyone knows, I’m a hardcore Spielberg fan. But after an interview with George Lucas, “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” has transformed from my top pick for the year to my second to last.
“I haven’t even told Steven or Harrison this,” Lucas said. “But I have an idea to make Shia the lead character next time and have Harrison come back like Sean Connery did in the last movie. I can see it working out.”
I can’t. In fact I think it stinks. Let’s face it, Shia Lebeouf is the flavor of the month, here. Why the hell would you entrust the series on a guy who is the last person I’d want as an action hero? It’s bad enough we have to believe he’s a greaser/biker.
If I’m going to pay almost twenty five dollars to see “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” I want to see an Indiana Jones movie. Knowing Lucas I can definitely see this being a movie that slowly and subtly phases out Indy and introduces Shia attempting to win over audiences to ease us in to the next movie where it’s all Shia all the time. Won’t tweens be happy?
“But Felix, Ford is not an action hero anymore. Did you see “Firewall”?”
Yes yes, we all saw “Firewall,” and we all saw how awful it was, let it go. If you’re going to make an “Indiana Jones” movie, do it with Ford, or end the f*****g series. Period.
I want Indiana Jones, I don’t want his son, his sidekick, his daughter, or his step brother. Either branch it off into another series altogether, or end it. Stop being such a creative cesspool Lucas.
Sorry Spielberg, but until the word of mouth comes in loud and clear, my money will stay with me, and I’ll await the DVD release. Maybe.