There’s a new picture from Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull out, and it’s got Harrison Ford with a rocket launcher, ready to fire it up some communist ass.
Producer Frank Marshall says the movie is shot, edited and is shortly to be scored by the legendary John Williams. When he was asked what the tone of Indy 4 would be, Marshall said it was closest to Last Crusade. “It’s all adults. I mean, you have the sidekick in Shia, but you don’t have a Short Round and I think the banter between the characters is as fun as it was in the third movie.”
Oh oh, there’s that dangerous buzz word again - “fun”, the word that’s used to hype every shit summer movie. Van Helsing was a “fun monster mash”. The Mummy Returns was a “fun family adventure”. More to the point, how can anyone not prefer the tone of Raiders Of The Lost Ark to Last Crusade? Do we really want to see Harrison and Shia tied to a chair, bickering at each other as they spin around in a revolving fireplace, or Indiana Jones risking his goddamn life running away from a huge motherf**king boulder?