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Updated: Indiana Jones V plot story details?

IndianaJones.jpgI do think it's way too early to be able to reveal details of the next Indiana Jones film, especially since there's not actually hard and fast evidence to say that there is going to be another one. Oh sure, there's certainly the drive to do it and everyone involved wants to, but let's face it, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Filmstalker review) was bad.

However there seems to be a desire to do one more, and to maybe put things right, and I have to admit that I'd want that, even if it meant the death of Indy, if he could just go out the way he came in, with a whip, a hat, and a sardonic smile.

That's not how Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Filmstalker review) was though, far from it. That film was definitely two halves with one half being George Lucas trying to cram every CGI furry animal he could into it, a silly Tarzan moment and some nonsensical plot moments that almost make you think Jar Jar Bonks was a cool character.

The other half was Steven Spielberg doing what he does best, and what Indy does best, bringing the character back to life once more along with the help of Harrison Ford.

Just think, if there had been no Lucas on the film, there might well have been no over use of CGI, no overuse of animals and no fridge, just Indy.

It's really early days to be talking about the next film, but others are. We heard Harrison Ford reveal that despite the arguments of Lucas and Spielberg on the previous film, this time they're all decided, including Ford, and Lucas is writing the script. That could actually be a bad sign if you ask me. What's next? More animals but this time in 3D?

Let's hope that's not the case, and if the rumours appearing online are anything to go by, it's not.

Through Stuff, AICN and JoBlo we hear that Indy is set to go to the Bermuda triangle for the fifth film for the biggest adventure of his life, although we're not told what that adventure is yet.

Good news is that Spielberg and Lucas are working on the script, so it's not just CGI-man that's doing it. Harrison Ford is on for filming it next year, and Shia LaBeouf is coming back for a central role.

I guess if they had him in the previous then they have to have him in this one don't they? The best moment though, and it's only if these alleged comments from “a source” aka the pool man who cleans the pool next door to George Lucas' house, turn out to be true, which could be a long shot.

”...this will be a blockbuster made in the old fashioned way rather than the CGI efforts of the last movie...”

Well really it wasn't hard to guess that was the way to go, all you had to do was have eyes to see the film, a brain and memory to remember the previous, and eyes to read the comments coming out of the reviews. Even one of those would have told you what the problem was with Indiana Jones and the Monkeys, Gophers and Fridge of Doom.

However that aside, if it is true, what great news it is that they are considering going back to the real feel of Indiana Jones and not the half-hearted attempt of the last film. That's good news isn't it?


Updated: Lies, lies and more lies. If Frank Marshall's tweets through Latino Review are to be believed. Now I did warn you about this story being a rumour and that it might not be true. Well that's the case, and people wonder why we don't believe websites and newspapers that use “inside source” or such like in their story.

Mind you, what is strange is that the project had movement last year so something is going on. Is this a smokescreen, or is the rumour just the wrong direction? I would say that the Bermuda Triangle doesn't feel right for Indy, but then lots of things didn't feel right in that last film.

”The rumor about INDY 5 is completely false. Nothing has changed, we are not shooting next year and still in the research phase...”

So that story about the writer from last year must be rubbish, but a year of research? Wow.





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I'm sure at the time of KOTCS Spielberg said they were shooting that film with the same old fashion techniques, they just went a little OTT with the visual effects.

A little?!

"let's face it, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Filmstalker review) was bad." You state that like it's an accepted truism. I love Indy 4 and didn't think it was any sillier than any of the Indy films. Bring on Indy 5!

Oh there's plenty of people who believe it was bad, I've seen the non-critic reviews and heard from a few of my friends on the topic.

Sure, there are people who liked it too, I'm not saying there weren't, but for 50-60% of the film it was nothing like the originals, and for the rest it was playing catch-up.

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