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Lucas to fans: Don't see Indiana Jones 4 22 Apr, 2008, 00:15 / 9 comments

There's a nice Q&A with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas at Entertainment Weekly about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. In it Lucas continues to express his amusing "Everybody is gonna hate this movie" attitude, but there's also some good info in there.

A second article, this one from the LA Times, discusses the financial situation for the movie's participants, including the fact that it has to gross more than $400 million before it can start earning a profit. That's a lot of adventure game marketing budgets.

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  • Shmargin on 22 Apr, 2008, 17:44…
    Yeah, hes doing this everywhere, I saw in USA Today, he was like, saying the movie wasnt going to be as good as people wanted and stuff, and that if you go in with high hopes, youre going to cry, or something along those lines.

    I say, screw him! The Indy movies were awesome, and I think that more than half of that awesome power, came from Harrison Ford alone, so as long as he has more screen time than that kid, it should be a good movie.
  • The Tingler on 22 Apr, 2008, 07:59…
    Lucas is covering his back I think. But then again, he thought The Phantom Menace was good, so Indy IV must be great!
  • Zaarin on 22 Apr, 2008, 10:50…
    And he had doubts over the story for the Last Crusade. So the formula must be thus: Lucas thinks movie is crap = good movie.
  • neon_git on 22 Apr, 2008, 00:39…
    When you come to think of it, it is kind of sad that peopleare willing to spend thatmuch money on entertaining themselves when there are still people starving in the world.

    So ... anyone else going to camp out opening day?
  • Shmargin on 22 Apr, 2008, 19:14…
    Why dont you think about that as you type away on your fancy computer while some kid in africa eats tree bark and shits out his own rectum cause hes not used to that much food.

    I'm just saying, the world is full of shitty things you cant change, no point in dragging crap like a movie budget into the picture.
  • Sp0tted on 22 Apr, 2008, 01:55…
    Yes. I'm a high school teacher, and I told all of my students that if they went to the midnight screening, and I saw them, and they weren't in class the next day, I'd fail them.
  • jp-30 on 22 Apr, 2008, 02:19…
    And they replied "who the fuck is Indiana Jones?"
  • Udvarnoky on 22 Apr, 2008, 02:32…
    Nono, he means a "high" school teacher, as in an institution that educates on LSD.

    I'm done, I swear.
  • Capn_Nacho on 22 Apr, 2008, 04:53…
    Sure you are.