Monday, September 10, 2007

The last crusade, for reals this time

Yes, that's really the title of the fourth Indiana Jones film, due next May. A few things that bother me about this:

1) The Powers That Be decided to announce this title on MTV's Video Music Awards, presumably aware that 98% of the audience wasn't alive when 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark - or hell, even 1989's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - came out.

2) I get it, the Indiana Jones films are based on the old serials of Steven Spielberg's and George Lucas's youth. The titles Raiders of the Lost Ark and definitely Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom reflect that in spades. However, this one just seems a bit much - almost like a couple other Lucas "classics," The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones.

3) I really hate George Lucas. His participation could easily cloud any genius Spielberg brings to the proceedings.

The real legend of the crystal skull does hold some cool possibilities, though.

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