Steven Spielberg recently made the nerd community go *Derp* when he, via an interview with Entertainment Weekly, said that he and George Lucas have agreed on the genre of Indiana Jones 5 . Essentially implying that Indy 5 could be something other than an adventure film, like a Comedy, Horror…Bromance. Honestly, I don’t think anybody really thought the duo would not make an action adventure movie, but considering Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skullfuck we wouldn’t put it past them.
Well, over the weekend, Spielberg clarified what he meant while doing press for his new flick, War Horse. To hear him tell it, he basically didn’t mean to use the word “genre.”
“No, no, no,” he said. “It’s not a new genre at all. [All the ‘Indiana Jones’ films], they’re all the same genre. It’s all the same genre.
“It’s just the MacGuffin that changes. The MacGuffin was the Ark of the Covenant in Raiders, the Holy Grail in The Last Crusade, and the skull in The Crystal Skull. That’s what always changes, and that’s what we always look for.”
So there you have it, a verbal misfire. Now, I think the MacGuffin for all of us fans is a good script/story worthy of the series.