What we know about Indiana Jones 4

We know that it’ll be called Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

We know that Cate Blanchett will be in it and that she might be playing the Bad Guy. Well, a Bad Guy, anyway. Maybe she’ll be the one who looks to be Good only to turn on Indy at the last moment. Or maybe she’ll be bad all along. (I can’t call her a Bad Girl, because I’m sure Ms. Blanchett would above that sort of moniker.)

We know that the fedora will still be on Indy’s head.

We know it’ll be in theaters on May 22, 2008.
And, um, that’s about it. Oh, Shia LaBeouf, Jim Broadbent, Ray Winstone, and Karen Allen will all be in it, but since Steven Spielberg and George Lucas are involved, there’s not much to go on regarding everyone’s role. Sigh. Hey, it doesn’t matter anyway, does it? Seriously, if all of those people were NOT in it, and all we had was Harrison Ford versus, say, an ECG machine, wouldn’t you still watch it? Of course you would. You’re as weak as I am when it comes to Indiana Jones. Indiana Jones and the Curse of Universal Medical Care would be a heart-pounding (literally) thrill ride. No one would be admitted after the movie’s begun, and the studio would take no responsibility for deaths owing to heart attacks or strokes. Especially not strokes. It’s not that kind of movie.

Me, I’m glad the elegant Blanchett, who’s a great actress indeed, will be in it to class up the joint, not to take anything away from respect thespians Winstone and Broadbent. (You might remember Broadbent from Bullets over Broadway and Winstone from Sexy Beast. Or not.) Dunno about LaBeouf, since all I’ve seen him in has been the loud Transformers movie, but at least he was appealing in it. And Allen? I’m glad to see Marion Ravenwood again, of course, but frankly I don’t think Karen Allen had anything pressing going on in her career, anyway. A quick look at the good ol’ IMDb shows us that she hasn’t done anything movie-wise since 2004, and nothing of note in the theater since 2001’s In the Bedroom, which sounds like a porno but was in fact a fantastic thriller starring Sissy Spacek and Tom Wilkinson as parents of a young man (Nick Stahl) who’s lover’s husband just got himself killed. Oops. I don’t remember Karen Allen in it, though.

Da da da daaaaaaaaaaa, da da da….

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