Harrison Ford wants to kill off INDIANA JONES two movies too late

by: GATW Guest Writer
December 19th, 2010

Harrison Ford has finally had the conversation he should have had in 1988. Showbiz Spy is reporting that Harrison Ford has told George Lucas and Steven Spielberg that he wants his famous character, Indiana Jones, to die in the next installment of the series. Oh, how I wish that the character had been killed off in 1989's falsely titled INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE.

An insider was quoted to say that “Harrison thinks it would be good for Indy to die and pass on his hat to his son in the next one….George especially is resisting the notion but Steven is considering it. Funnily enough Harrison wanted the same for Han Solo in the final Star Wars but George put an end to it. This time he doesn’t have all the say though.”

The fourth installment of the series, 2008’s INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, somehow received generally positive reviews. Those not counted by Rotten Tomatoes were stunned. It “won” the Razzie Award for Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel. The film was considered one of the worst sequels of all time by Comcast, Paste Magazine, and Listverse.com. The television show South Park had an episode that suggested the film was so bad that Lucas and Spielberg had “raped” the character Indiana Jones.

I am in full agreement with the negativity directed for towards the last film. I don’t say this as a hater to Indiana Jones, but as a true fan of the original trilogy, much like I was for the original STAR WARS trilogy. If Indiana Jones had died at the end of CRUSADE, it may have lessened the greatness of that film, but it would have served the greater good.

Hopefully the INDIANA JONES series can redeem itself in the end the way Sylvester Stallone’s ROCKY series did. Wait, Shia LaBeouf is in this again? The guy who kills everything that was great in the eighties (see: INDIANA JONES, Transformers, and WALL STREET)? Never mind.

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