Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by baboymo, Aug 25, 2006.
so jar jar binks is going to be in it?
Just when my sore ass was recovering from being fucked by Michael Bay...
Is nothing sacred in Hollywood?!
Don't fuck with Indy... Nooooooooooooooooooo...
It's not "fucking with" Lucas and Spielberg at the helm.
well if you read it... he does make a point.
but that point is fucking stupid. so fuck him and he can burn in a fucking cocaine fire.
What did he say?
Empire Magazine is still the best in the business (though imagine what Movie Insider would have been after four years of growth and weep) and their recent Indiana Jones extravaganza issue has yielded some fruit in regards to the working relationship and conceptualizing process of Indiana Jones IV directly from the bearded mouth hole of Mr. George Lucas. Here's a quote from their article you may be interested in:
"We’re basically going to do The Phantom Menace”, says Lucas (stay with him here, he’s making a point). “People’s expectations are way higher than you can deliver. You could just get killed for the whole thing…We would do it for fun and just take the hit with the critics and the fans."
Now, The Phantom Menace part is what most people are going to cling to. It's obviously the elephant in the room at LucasFilm, the movie seemingly everyone but Lucas considers a speedball of turd [Empire gave it four stars and we were kind to it in 1999 as well] injected directly into the nostalgia center of cerebullum. I actually find it the least annoying of the prequels in retrospect but even so, it's obvious that Mr. George knows exactly which of our buttons to push. The Phantom Menace. It's almost like a poisoned dart. It's in the air and you're just waiting for someone to collapse.
The great thing is that you can pin any filmmaker down and they'll publicly tell you that the prequels "are my kid's favorite movies" but there's something in their eyes that sparkles to the contrary but this is an Indiana Jones article so press on I must...
People are going to respond to the mention of the dreaded first prequel, but the line that scares me is where Lucas says they're going to take a hit from the critics and the fans. If you take away the critics AND the fans, who is there left to make a movie for? The R&D budget at ILM? George Lucas has more revenue streams than Bill Gates, so it's not like the movie represents some sort of imperative business decision. To intentionally scuttle the goodwill of the fans of two giant franchises borders on lunacy, and the Empire article goes on to illustrate that Lucas had to sell Spielberg and Ford on the "incendiary McGuffin" he wanted to use, apparently not caring about the supposedly brilliant Frank Darabont script the other two were ready to make. And hey, didn't Tommy Lee Jones play Incendiary McGuffin in Blown Away?
This is all speculation until Indiana Jones and the Missplaced Priapism arrives but I just long for a time when there were certain things you could rely on in cinema, at least mainstream cinema. The only thing I can rely on in regards to this project is that logic doesn't matter and that the main man behind the project gives fuck-all about you and I.
it's a good thing i've never watched the indiana jones movies or this would really suck.
You must live under a rock. On Mars.
Yeah. His butchering is constant but those die hards will go out and rebuy anything he puts out.
i downloaded all three of them, watched the first 10 minutes of raiders of the lost ark, got bored, then they sat on my hard drive for a month and finally i deleted them.
The Last Crusade makes up for the mehfest that was The Temple of Doom.
Well. Based on what he's supposed to change in his latest revisioning it's caused an uproar among the nerds.
you're like that lady ann frank, deaf dumb and blind.
That would be Hellen Keller, not Ann Frank.
If he digitally replaces Kate Capshaw with Scarlett Johanson I'll forgive him for the Wars prequels.
I hope they digitally put short round in it, that kid was great
then who the fuck was ann frank?
No more whip for Indy, only a walkie talkie.
What grade are you in?
Wasn't that kid Data from Goonies?