The new ‘Indiana Jones’ movie de-ages Harrison Ford. He found it ‘a little spooky’ to return to the role of the young adventurer after nearly 50 years, as a 77-year-old, and he felt’very honored’ to have been considered for the role.
By Daniel D’Addario
Sunday’s new “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” remake is an epic-length, 2-hour-plus affair. Its predecessor took the world by storm in 1973, grossing almost a billion dollars worldwide on a shoestring budget. (It was released in more than 70 countries and earned six Academy Awards.) This new take on the action film, however, is not without its critics.
The biggest complaint being, well, “over the top.”
At the premiere of the new remake in Los Angeles on Friday night, the critic from USA Today said, “This is one of those movies that’s over the top, and it shouldn’t be.”
“The story isn’t over-the-top, but the story is totally over-the-top over the top,” one of the producers told USA Today.
The movie, which also stars Tom Cruise, Brie Larson, Michael Peña and Marion Cotillard, takes place four years after the events of “The Last Crusade.” The Crystal Skull is, indeed, the master of the Crystal Skull, ruling over Tibet and using his powers to keep the entire world in line.
In the sequel, the story is told from the point of view of young Indiana, who will find himself drawn into a new adventure. However, the real story is told from his point of view from the first movie when he was a baby. He gets a vision when he’s five-years-old, and that vision changes his life forever.
“I really wanted Tom’s character to come back because it’s like part of his life story,” director Steven Spielberg said in the new movie. “This story, I think, is a really important one and it resonated with me as a writer, so I thought, ‘Let’s make a film in which Tom re-enacts his entire life