Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by coopmv, Jul 6, 2006.
Does anyone know when the new Indiana Jones movie starring Harrison Ford will be released?
Summer 2008 is the proposed date, if it gets done.
When was the Last Crusade released? That has to be some 15 years ago?
17 years ago, in 1989. They should've done this sequel ten years ago, it's too late now, IMO.
Have all the prior Indiana Jones movies been released in at least 5.1? I still have Raiders of the Lost Ark on VHS.
Read they're trying to lure Sean Connery (retired) back in.
I cant imagine this movie will ever see the light of day. I love the first 3. I would have been excited to see a new Indy movie even 5 years ago, but I dont know how they will pull it off now.
This new Indiana Jones movie will make history if it ever becomes another blockbuster. After all, a sequel to a previous blockbuster is almost always released within a few years. But then, the same thing has happened to Star War.
The long gap of time between the original Star Wars series and the new Star Wars movies wasn't good for that series.
I wonder if the decision to make another Indiana Jones was Spielberg's. When did he release his last blockbuster anyway?
Actually, I kind of like the idea behind the storyline that they were pitching around 2000 -- it was actually 10 years later, in the 50's, and Indy was somehow lured out of retirement.
There was a pretty good chunk of time between ALIEN and ALIENS.
ALIEN may prove to be the most artistically successful science fiction franchise, since all four films were good with the first two classics of the genre. And each was stylistically different than the others.
Raiders already has had a decade more time since the last movie than Aliens had after Alien.
You really think all 4 Alien movies were good? The first 2 were great, but I almost walked out of 3 and 4 was even worse.
That statement accurately reflects my feelings too.
We need an Indy jnr in the new movie. Make one more movie with 3 generations of Jones' in it, and then the kid could take over. I like the idea that they would set it in the 50's.
They could really extend the franchise by a few more movies if they bother to get the right actor in it, like a no-name, who can still pull in a new generation of indy fans.
What happened to the days when movies were movies, not franchises? As mentioned in another recent thread, this is why I no longer go to the movies.
Exactly. I hate it when they add kids to the mix. Just give me an Indy movie with Harrison and Sean damn it! (Shakes fist)
Uh huh. That first new Star Wars movie with that little kid Anakin was a painful example of this. Perhaps it is time to accept the reality that I am no longer a member of the demographic at which Hollywood aims its latest franchise installments.
Serials have been around since the beginning of film. Indiana Jones was half-intended to be one originally - they wanted that feel.
Phil Vance, Charlie Chan, the Thin Man(s) - even Rin-tin-tin.
I guess we are all just tired of seeing all sequels all the time. Unless they really have a new story to tell, they should just sit on it.
That's a good point. I'm not old enough to remember the era of serials, but they seem like they were more fun than X-Men 3 or whatever other franchise Hollywood is pushing these days. Weren't the serials only ten minutes each week or something like that?
I think they showed a new one each Saturday for a nickel or something like that. Probably included popcorn, a drink, ice cream, and a candy bar, all for 5 cents.
I'm not a fan of the next generation kid Jones idea, not because it can't work; the idea has merit. The problem is that I can "see" what they're likely to do and it doesn't look very good. If there are any further installments, in whatever form, FarScape is facing the same "next generation / legacy of" prospect for sequels, which I dread for similar reasons. Here's hoping they do more exciting things with those "franchises." While I generally oppose the emphasis on remakes and uninspired sequels, I'll gladly admit there are some exceptions to the tendency for such rehashes to be dubious at best. Two examples are Batman Begins in film and Battlestar Gallactica in TV. It's worth noting that both of them are recent. In some senses they feel as if the folks involved creatively said "Enough! We are going to make this worth doing."
Perhaps we can find some solace in the fact that kid and those aspects of the first SW prequel didn't hit with a majority of any demographic
Here's hoping this Indiana Jones project, if it happens, is a fitting installment and not what it seems: simply too late.
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