Harrison Ford Talks Indiana Jones 5

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Uh oh.

Harrison Ford spoke with the LA Times today revealing that George Lucas is thinking up a story for the next installment to the Indiana Jones franchise. Harrison says:

“It’s crazy but great”

Well I for one, think the opposite.

It’s not crazy because Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull made a ton of money. George Lucas likes said money and likes continuing his two biggest franchises (even if they are getting worse by doing so).

It’s also not great because Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was the worst of the four movies in the series, and I can’t imagine another one being much better then the last. Look at where we were left off – with a marriage, a kid called “Mutt”, and aliens… the more I repeat that and think that this is Indiana Jones and all of that actually happened… I want to hit my head on the desk. It wasn’t an awful movie by any means, but I didn’t think it was great either.

On the bright side, Harrison Ford said that he is against doing an animated Indiana Jones.

“I’d hate to see it reduced in any way from the movies that we have done and the way we have done them.”

The key word being “reduced.” I wish he said this before The Clone Wars came out. That being said, the fact that that was animated was the least of its problems.

harrison ford raiders Harrison Ford Talks Indiana Jones 5As much as I love the original Indy trilogy, I don’t think George currently has the right target audience in mind. We all saw what happened with the Star Wars prequels and then, even unimaginably worse, with The Clone Wars. It seems there’s not been much credit given to what once was and why it was so successful for all age groups in the past. There’s a reason everyone loves the original Indiana Jones and Star Wars movies and why its not the same with the newer versions.

Why can’t we get the quality of old? It seems they’re just running through the motions now that they have a massive brand name and audience. As long as it’s called Indiana Jones starring Harrison Ford, here comes a half-billion dollar paycheck.

In a previous Screen Rant article, Jamie posed a question about the possibility of an Indiana Jones 5. In it, he brings up the point that money does talk. A lot of people thought upon hearing of the fourth installment, that it would be the final sendoff of the character. But no, if the character is alive, and the movies bring in a fortune then of course there will be a sequel. He also brings up the important point that even if a movie is hated, it can still make tons (i.e. Spider-Man 3, The Da Vinci Code, Pirates of the Carribean 3). Oh and look, ALL of those movies have prequels/sequels coming out.

It’s too bad these big movies are about quantity over quality. An Indy 5 would no doubt make a huge profit. I predict however, that it will make less than the previous simply because there are many disappointed fans out there now.

We have absolutely no information on story, cast or anything and I’m already a little worried. I would love to see the franchise end on a high note and return to its roots in terms of style. How about you?

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on DVD and Blu-ray hits shelves on October 14th. And if you were one of the few souls who enjoyed it, don’t miss our Indiana Jones 4 Special Edition DVD Giveaway!

Source: Los Angeles Times

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  1. I enjoyed Indy 2 but it was definately not on the same level as 1 nor 3; I felt 4 was the worst so far. I wouldn’t mind a 5th but please, no CGI animals. I didn’t mind Shia as an addition but the name Mutt just doesn’t fit. If Lucas wants to cater to the kids, then make a cartoon and leave the real Indy films for the adult viewers.

  2. Hey Kahless?

    Maybe Mutt has a grandchild later on, via his daughter’s interracial marriage to someone with the last name of “Broadus”…said grandson, Calvin, becomes a rapstar who calls himself Snoop Doggy Dogg?

  3. I’m going to be getting Indiana Jones 4 on the Oct. 15th, and I’m really excited about it. I’ve watched half of it, and I thought it was great. Harrison makes the story-line good, no matter what it is. And I hope that they make number 5 soon.

  4. Pam,

    I’m sure they’ll make the 5th soon enough…

    We can just hope that Lucas won’t hold back the project like he did last time…

  5. I’ve gotta bad feeling about this… ;)

  6. I just wish Lucas would stick his head in the Ark of the Covenant and have avenging angels carry him into the purifying flames.

  7. For the love of all that is good and pure please stop this insanity. I was a die hard Indy fan, was until Indy 4. I agree that things like script, and plot and character development are no longer in Lucas’s realm of reality and Speilberg must have been asleep at the switch. George forget it please you don’t need the money anyway.


  8. @PhotoShopLifter Dan

    How about Snoop Puppy-Pup? :-)

  9. @Ergo Proxy

    For you I will try ;) It’s too late for the story I saw, but if there’s more news down the road I’ll try writing something for it.

  10. I would appreciate it very much Master Keyes… :)

  11. oh, I dunno how I forgot this”

    Vic, totally agree on the Karen Allen thing, but Temple of Doom is a prequel of sorts to Raiders. It was based a year before so that’s why the characters are different.

    I don’t think most people know that it’s a prequel – I didn’t till last year :|

  12. I really like most of Temple of Doom, but the last time I watched it the squealing screeching Willie Scott really got on my nerves. The screenplay isn’t all that great, but the action set-pieces fill in the blanks very nicely.

  13. number 5? nah i’ll give it a miss. number 4 killed it for me. i’ll wait for a new original idea movie, From a classy director such as james cameron. who puts plot and character depth within his movies. Something george lucas lost years ago when money and cgi took over his mind. Unless of course, steven speilberg takes the reigns with both hands and brings back the soul of the original nail biting RAIDERSOF THE LOST ARK.

  14. if lucas wants cutsey pie cgi animals. DONT touch the indy movies. Instead make another EWOK adventure or whatever. Dont turn indy into a day time kiddy flick tele tubby marathon. No more C.G.I. PLEASE!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!

  15. Too late.

    I GROWP WITH INDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    INDIANA JONES FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. As a teenager, I remember sitting in my local theatre watching the first Indy movie. At the end of the film, we were told that Indy would return in ‘The Temple of Doom’. I STILL remember how we all cheered!

    A lot of people have looked at the franchise with a critical eye over the years, and probably rightly condemned Temple of Doom as the worst of the original trilogy, but in context, for its time, it was fantastic!

    I remember we all screamed when the scary priest of Kali appeared and tried to rip Indy’s heart from his chest, and the comic element of the scene where Indy screams through the chamber of bugs to Willie, “WE-ARE-GOING-TO-DIE” still can make me laugh. Of course, John William’s musical score also starred here.

    Say what you will, even ‘Temple of Doom’ is a hundred times better than any action adventure film that has come out in the last year or so.

    ‘Short Round’ and ‘Willie’ actually added some much needed comic relief in a very dark Indy adventure. They did not bother me all that much. I have always wondered if ‘Short Round’ was the son or brother of the man who is killed in the opening scenes of ‘Temple of Doom’…you remember,

    “We have been on many adventures together. Into the great adventure, Indy, I go first!”

    These films need to be watched sequentially. I love them all. ‘The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ was not my favourite, but I am willing to sit through another!

    Heck, its Indiana Jones!

  18. Indy 5 I’d watch. The first 3 are obviosly the best, but i didn’t think the 4th wasn’t that bad. It just didn’t have the Indy feel to it. Some times there were some real Indy momments but the Interdimensionals didn’t give the original feel. But yeah, i am looking forward to an Indiana Jones 5 movie. I hope it’s themed better. Rumor has it Harrison ford might kill of Indiana Jones. Uh oh!