Monday, October 6, 2008

Harrison Ford and Indiana Jones 5

I did not hate Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I was disappointed by it. I don’t consider it worthy of the Indiana Jones name, but I admit on a couple of levels I had some fun with it and thought it was “ok”. However, when you put the name “Indiana Jones” on the poster, “ok” is NOT good enough.

Most people seem to agree, or thought even more negatively about the film. Still, even with the lukewarm to hostile reception, Indiana Jones 4 made almost $800 million world wide, so you knew in the back of their heads, the Indy brain trust must at least be considering another trip to the Indy well.

We already knew that George Lucas has been talking about the possibility of another Indy film, but it now appears that things may be a little further along than we thought, and Harrison Ford may be on board too. The good folks over at ComingSoon give us this:

Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Harrison Ford said Friday that momentum is building for a fifth movie in the “Indiana Jones” franchise and that George Lucas is already cooking up a suitable plot. “It’s crazy but great,” the 66-year-old Ford said. “George is in think mode right now.” “It’s automatic, really, we did well with the last one and with that having done well and been a positive experience, it’s not surprising that some people want to do it again,” Ford said.

Ok, call me a glutton for punishment and a hopeless optimist, but I’d actually be up for an Indiana Jones 5 movie. I like to give every franchise its own slate, and with the Indiana Jones franchise, they were 3 for 3, and even though 4 was a disappointment, I didn’t hate it and wouldn’t mind seeing if they could correct the ship and give us another classic.

That being said, it obviously could go the other way and we could end up with another Star Wars prequel series on our hands. *shudder*

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