There have been some mixed reactions regarding the recent news that Disney and Lucasfilms are reviving the Indiana Jones franchise that was previously presumed dead after the catastrophe that was Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. While some are thrilled to have the chance for the franchise to be redeemed, others have their reservations. Harrison Ford has been confirmed to star, and his age is, well, advanced. How will they handle that? He’ll be 77 when the Indiana Jones 5 hits theaters on July 19, 2019. He might throw out his back cracking that whip! There are also rumors that Chris Pratt is in talks to replace Ford and that he will be introduced in the upcoming film. Those two strong characters could be too much for one movie. If those concerns weren’t enough, add this one into the mix. (more…)
Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) has to be one of the most beloved heroes of all time that isn’t an Avenger or an X-men. He’s recovered famous artifacts like the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail. In his last great adventure, he discovered that his son was Even Steven and that aliens actually existed. To top things off, he survived one of the most absurd moments in movie history. He lived through a nuclear explosion by hiding inside of refrigerator. How he survived has been a bit of a mystery, but today, someone might have solved it with a theory so simple you can’t help but feel a little silly. The answer: The Holy Grail.
Is this a case of a Pratt trifecta? Well, not quite, but it’s certainly shaping up that way with this latest casting rumor. Coming off the back of one of the biggest films of 2014 Guardians Of The Galaxy and leading up to a new Jurassic Park, Chris Pratt is now reportedly being eyed by Disney to star in the planned revival of the Indiana Jones franchise. (more…)
The evidence is slim, but we’ll take it. Since the release of everyone’s favorite Indiana Jones movie, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, there’s been rumors and whispers about the making of a fifth Indiana Jones movie. As much as everybody seems to like the idea, there hasn’t been much in the way of progress, which isn’t unusual since there was a 19 year break between the last two Indiana Jones movies. But six years might be good enough this round, and the proof is a stray line in the mini-bio of a noted regular of Steven Spielberg‘s film crew that outlines that his next project is none other than Indiana Jones 5. (more…)
I’m going to take this opportunity to admit something that won’t make me popular amongst my fellow nerds: I actually kinda like Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. Seriously. It’s hardly perfect, sure–but it’s a lot of fun, and in some ways superior to Temple Of Doom (at least the female lead isn’t a shrieking harpy who got the job by boning the director).
But even I readily admit that the famous “Nuked Fridge” scene is 50 pounds of bullshit in a 30 pound bag…..and guess who agrees with this?
When a fan base has waited so long for another film to be added to one of the most beloved action adventure franchises in the world, it’s expected that fans would, and should be critical with the finished product. Before Steven Spielberg‘s latest foray into the franchise, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; if you asked an Indiana Jones fan about the franchise they’d usually respond:
Raider of the Lost Ark, That second movie that I refuse to acknowledge, and Indian Jones and the Last Crusade.
Now the same question gets you:
Raider of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and that nuke the fridge movie that doesn’t really exist, it was just a bad dream.
Finally the guys over at Screen Junkies have taken on this steaming pile of drak and given it the Honest Trailer roasting it deserves. There are questions that needed to be answered:
Why were there aliens in Crystal Skull?
What’s with all the cheap-looking CGI when the franchise is known for its stellar practical effects?
It’s going to be a good September for your DVD player. With the release of The Avengers at the end of the month on September 25, you’ll see the whole week fly-by when on September 18 you purchase Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures on Blu-ray. (more…)
Few movie scenes have caused as much nerd lament as the infamous Indy taking a magic fridge ride to escape the blast of a full on nuclear explosion. Yes, George Lucas has done his best to prove to us all (and Steven Spielberg) that he put it in in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull because it was totally and completely scientifically possible. Did we listen? NO!
Well, maybe this will help sooth some nerd nerves. The Geek Twins have used the awesome power of physics and infographics to illustrate how feasible such a feat would be.
Hit the thumbnail to embiggen and learn with science!
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.
I recently re-watched Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and you know something, it wasn’t as bad as I remembered it in the theater. It’s worse! Shia Labeof, aliens, commies, refrigerators and CG monkeys. Argh!!! *Cries* Why did George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have to rape our swashbuckling adventurer? Actually, Spielberg isn’t to blame. It’s was all George Lucas’ idea. Spielberg just let it happen. Guilt by association.
It’s been known that Spielberg and Lucas had different ideas in mind when it came to Indy 4. Since Spielberg is just a lord in the George Lucas universe, his ideas were superseded. Lucas commanded and Spielberg obeyed. Here’s what Spielberg said to Empire a few months back.
I’m really proud of the movie. I loved bringing Marion back. I love the fact that Indy now has a son. It’s a family action film, and I love that whole conceit. It’s public that George and I and Harrison all had a clash about genre and concept. But I’ve always told George’s stories. My biggest contribution was adding the father to the third movie. That was my idea, to cast Sean Connery as Harrison’s father. I am best friends with George and I’m very obedient to the stories that he writes. I’ll fight things I don’t believe in but ultimately if George wants to bring interdimensional beings into Crystal Skull, I will do the best job I possible can to acquit George’s idea and make him proud.
EW recently asked about Shia LaBeouf’s public outlash at the film and Megan Fox Transformers rumors. He refused to comment on LaBeouf and denied Fox being fired over anti-Semite remarks. What is important though is what he said about Indy 5. Yes, Georgie Porgy is plotting in Indy 5. No secret there, but Spielberg has just revealed the next installment will be a different genre. He said the following:
It’s up to George. We have already agreed on the genre of the fifth movie, we already have a concept in mind. I don’t know where George is with the story. There is no Indy 5 until George says there is
Whoa! Crystal Skull is sci-fi, so will 5 be horror? Comedy? Bromance? Musical? This last decade, Spielberg and Lucas have really jumped the shark… I mean nuked the fridge. I can only imagine what travesty of a film is brewing in their minds.
Oh and to further perpetuate the delusions and lack of balls from Spielberg, he was asked if there would be another Michael Bay Transformers movie.
I hope so, because I think he made the best of the three with this last one. I certainly can’t imagine anybody other than Michael being equipped to make another Transformers. He’s invented a genre and he’s got the secret formula.
I’m not even gonna comment on that. I’m just gonna close my butt and stay far the fuck away from Spielberg, Lucas and Bay.