When people think of the INDIANA JONES films, there is now that little extra stigma that is KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Aliens, monkeys, and a nuking fridge.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â For years, we have looked in the direction of George Lucas and shook our head.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â And now, we have a bit of a confirmation that our head shaking was aimed correctly.
In a new interview with Empire, Steven Spielberg says that he understands how fans feel about the fourth one, and that he wasn’t very keen on the premise in the first place.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â But in the end, it came down to his friend, Georgy Boy:
“I sympathise with people who didn’t like the MacGuffin because I never liked the MacGuffin. George and I had big arguments about the MacGuffin. I didn’t want these things to be either aliens or inter-dimensional beings. But I am loyal to my best friend. When he writes a story he believes in – even if I don’t believe in it – I’m going to shoot the movie the way George envisaged it.”
There ya go.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Damn you, George…
However, one of the biggest faux-pas of the film…the nuked fridge…was Spielberg’s fault.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â And he admits that:
“What people really jumped at was Indy climbing into a refrigerator and getting blown into the sky by an atom-bomb blast.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Blame me. Don’t blame George.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â That was my silly idea. People stopped saying ‘jump the shark’.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â They now say, “nuked the fridge”. I’m proud of that. I’m glad I was able to bring that into popular culture.”
I just hope that if there’s a fifth one, something good will come of it.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â And if Lucas writes it, no. more. aliens.