Indiana Jones 4: Harrison Ford Defends the Film Against Fan Critics


In a lengthy interview with The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the release of “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Harrison Ford quietly brushed off criticism of the previous installment in the saga…

It can be said that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is really the unloved episode of the saga about our favorite archaeologist. Flying saucers, aliens, man-eating ants, a creeper chase with a bunch of monkeys, a fridge and a nuclear explosion… Many people were quite upset by this news (mis )Indy adventures.

In 2010, barely two years after the release of the film, Shia Laboeuf made an act of contrition in the columns of the Los Angeles Times. “I feel like I completely crashed on a legacy that people loved and cherished” he had dropped at the microphone of the newspaper.

Adding: “You find yourself having to swing in the trees with monkeys and things like that, and you can blame the screenwriter or Steven Spielberg. But an actor’s job is to bring it all to life, to make it It works. And I couldn’t. So it’s my fault, it’s simple.”

What about Harrison Ford’s feelings on this subject? Questioned during a long interview granted to the Hollywood Reporterahead of his next Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, the actor is rather philosophical and quietly brushes aside the controversy.

“[Les critiques] were tough on the movie, but what are they doing now? I understand. But those were their rules — not the rules [du réalisateur Steven Spielberg et du co-scénariste George Lucas]. They imposed their rules on what the film should be” comments the actor.

Who continues: “I don’t think it’s necessary to respond to these reviews. I think everyone is entitled to their opinion. The film may not have been as successful as we would like. But that doesn’t did not have an impact and did not weigh on this film [Indiana Jones 5]“.

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