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Steven Spielberg admits he didn't want to do Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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Uploaded on Feb 23, 2009

In this documentary (found on the Crystal Skull DVD), Steven Spielberg admits he did not want to have aliens as a plot in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Not only that, but he admits that he didn't want to do another Indy movie PERIOD. He was coerced into doing the movie and the alien plot by George Lucas. He felt that the Indy franchise should be left alone since it ended on such a good note.

I, like many Indy fans, was severely disappointed in the Crystal Skull. It's not that it wasn't a good sequel, it's the fact that it was just a bad movie in general, in my opinion of course. I felt the problems all lied in the script since it actually had a pretty high production value. I felt not only was the movie dumbed down for today's audiences and children, but loaded with unnessecary CGI. Within the FIRST 10 seconds of the movie, we see a CGI prarie dog which pops up 3 more times for "comedic effect." Between the fridge, the monkeys, the waterfalls, the alien saucer and the bad dialogue...to me it felt more like National Treasure than an Indiana Jones movie. Also, it felt like whoever wrote the script, never bothered to watch the first three (which wasn't the case).

That said, I love Steven Spielberg. His movies were part of the reason I wanted to get into filmmaking, I grew up on them. And for Mr. Lucas, he wrote 6 (3 star wars, 3 Indy) amazing movies in my opinion. So I mean no ill will toward them, just a disappointed fan, movie goer, and Indy fan. This is the ONLY movie of Spielberg's I would call "bad." Pretty good track record if you ask me, over 30 years of filmmaking.

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