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In Retrospect, The Writer Of ‘Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull’ Thinks The Aliens Were Probably A Mistake
uproxx ^ | 07122022 | josh kurp

Posted on 07/12/2022 3:13:22 PM PDT by max americana

It took awhile, but the Star Wars prequels are now considered cool. Will Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull get the same critical re-evaluation? It hasn’t happened yet, and maybe it shouldn’t considering the film features a scene where Shia LaBeouf swings through the jungle with a bunch of CGI monkeys, but… what was I talking about again? Oh yeah, the Indiana Jones movie with the aliens.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull writer David Koepp recently appeared on the Script Apart podcast, where he discussed the decision to add extra-terrestrials to the Indy canon. “I was never happy with the idea [of the aliens]. When I came on, I tried to convince [Spielberg and co-writer George Lucas] to change it. I had this other idea. They didn’t want to change it,” he said.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Reference; UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: crystalskull; davidkoepp; georgelucas; hollywood; indianajones; itjustsucked; overthehillgang; shialabeouf; stevenspielberg; ufo
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aliens, dude..
1 posted on 07/12/2022 3:13:23 PM PDT by max americana
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To: max americana

Probably? LOL.


2 posted on 07/12/2022 3:14:33 PM PDT by Antoninus (Republicans are all honorable men.)
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To: max americana

But the frozen monkey brains were OK?


3 posted on 07/12/2022 3:14:38 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /Sarc tag really necessary? Pray for President Biden: Psalm 109:8)
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4 posted on 07/12/2022 3:15:48 PM PDT by Antoninus (Republicans are all honorable men.)
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To: Antoninus

i knew this image was coming XD


5 posted on 07/12/2022 3:17:09 PM PDT by max americana (Fired leftards at work since 2008 at every election just to see them cry. I hate them all.)
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To: Antoninus

Perfect.😂


6 posted on 07/12/2022 3:18:41 PM PDT by Magnum44 (...against all enemies, foreign and domestic... )
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To: max americana

I don’t remember Aliens.
Maybe they erased my memory?


7 posted on 07/12/2022 3:21:40 PM PDT by Leep (Hillary will NEVER be president! 😁)
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To: max americana

I’m thinking the refrigerator didn’t help either.


8 posted on 07/12/2022 3:22:56 PM PDT by DarrellZero
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To: Antoninus

Shia LaBeouf?


9 posted on 07/12/2022 3:23:40 PM PDT by SaveFerris (The Lord, The Christ and The Messiah: Jesus Christ of Nazareth - http://www.BiblicalJesusChrist.Com/)
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To: DarrellZero
It was lead lined...
10 posted on 07/12/2022 3:23:53 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: max americana
The movie could've been great - the concept of a cold war period piece with genuine Soviets as the bad guys, and Indie reunited with Marion Ravenwood...so much wasted potential.

And whoever cast Shia Lebouef as a greaser tough guy should be fired, blacklisted and keel hauled.

11 posted on 07/12/2022 3:25:22 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack
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To: max americana

The whole movie was a mistake.


12 posted on 07/12/2022 3:26:32 PM PDT by Little Ray (Civilization runs on a narrow margin. What sustains it is not magic, but hard work. )
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To: max americana

The reason we liked the first one was because of the historical and spiritual significance of a very real archaeological treasure, the Ark of the Covenant, although dramatic license was in play. God’s power triumphing over evil never gets old.

When they resorted to aliens, that wasn’t nearly as interesting for real archaeological story-telling.


13 posted on 07/12/2022 3:27:13 PM PDT by skr (Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. - Proverbs 14:34)
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To: Joe 6-pack

the only good scene was when Indy said “I like Ike”. That was it.


14 posted on 07/12/2022 3:27:59 PM PDT by max americana (Fired leftards at work since 2008 at every election just to see them cry. I hate them all.)
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To: skr

and the third one also with historical Christian reference was the Cup of Christ..

“he chose poorly”


15 posted on 07/12/2022 3:29:08 PM PDT by max americana (Fired leftards at work since 2008 at every election just to see them cry. I hate them all.)
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To: DarrellZero

Are you saying my nuclear blast refrigerator shelter is a bad idea?

I just got home and the wife and kids are manniquins - I think they followed me home from the department store.

But then Anne Francis was a mannequin in The Twilight Zone so....

Wait, what...?


16 posted on 07/12/2022 3:29:27 PM PDT by SaveFerris (The Lord, The Christ and The Messiah: Jesus Christ of Nazareth - http://www.BiblicalJesusChrist.Com/)
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To: max americana

“Star Wars prequels are now considered cool.”

You have GOT to be baracking me.


17 posted on 07/12/2022 3:29:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion, or satire, or both.)
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To: DarrellZero

I feel like I’m the only one on the planet that loved that scene. It reminded me of a lot of cheesy 50s and 60s sci fi that I love.

I don’t think “Kingdom” was as terrible as people claim ... it does have two scenes that are really cringeworthy though ... the stupid “Tarzan” / fencing duel and that whole waterfall sequence.

I have no idea what to expect with this new one coming out ... from what I’ve read, it’s going to be woke and horrible.


18 posted on 07/12/2022 3:29:33 PM PDT by edh
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“But the frozen monkey brains were OK?”

They were CHILLED! Not frozen, CHILLED! :-P


19 posted on 07/12/2022 3:29:59 PM PDT by edh
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To: max americana

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was such a memorable movie that I don’t even recall there was an alien part to it.


20 posted on 07/12/2022 3:30:26 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Crush, smash and obliterate the Liberal New World Order)
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