Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – revival of a classic

“We created Indiana Jones, but it belongs to the world,” – Steven Spielberg.

Indiana-Jones-Crystal-Skull19 Indiana Jones is not your typical superhero – the one in tights and flies. But he is a classic hero, by all counts. Although certainly much older, Indiana is still the timeless adventure hero. And, he is just too ’super’ for this fan to pass over. So, in time for the fourth installment of Indiana Jones, I will cover the new Indiana Jones movie as much as I can.

It literally has been 19 years since the last adventure, and Harrison Ford is back as Indiana Jones in the new Lucasfilm Ltd. feature “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull“. This time, Indy is a much older, if not wiser man, but who still craves adventure as if it were his first.

When Harrison Ford returned to the role, even director Steven Spielberg caught the excitement and nostalgia of the classic.

“To see Harrison walk on the set, pick up the whip, snap it and wrap it around one of the bad guys was pretty incredible,” he says. “It was amazing to see how fast Harrison was with it – and then be on the set to see Indy’s rucksack and his other props … well, it wasn’t just nostalgia. That was when I realized that we were bringing this character and everything he’s about back to the audience that grew up with him, as well as to new audiences.”

Indiana-Jones-Cystal-Skull-teaser And this new film IS dedicated to the fans. We all thought we had seen the last of Indiana when he rode off into the sunset in the third movie, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” But Ford called Spielberg and executive producer co-writer George Lucas about doing one more film. That certainly got the ball rolling, but it took 19 years, and Indiana getting older, before the script could be perfected – one that was up to the standards of the first three movies.

So we can very much expect that “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” will be filled with the same great adventures.

Catch the “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” adventure on May 22, 2008.