Quentin Tarantino says he’s not really interested in a particular movie in the Indiana Jones franchise, and surprisingly, it’s not Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The latest installment in the action-adventure series is thought to be the weakest, but the filmmaker says he much prefers it to The Last Crusade.
While appearing as a guest on the ReelBlend (opens in a new tab) podcast, the Pulp Fiction director didn’t mince words when he shared his thoughts on the culmination of the trilogy, which launched in 1989 and saw James Bond star Sean Connery join the cast as Indy’s father. Professor of medieval literature, his character, Henry Jr., is captured by the Nazis during his intrepid search for the Holy Grail.
“I like Crystal Skull better than Sean Connery’s. I don’t like Sean Connery’s. I don’t like Sean Connery’s at all,” Tarantino explained. “That’s so boring. He’s boring. And he’s not an interesting character. The joke is made right away. It’s like ‘Stop! Or my mom will shoot.'”
In 2023, Tarantino will have to revise his rating of the Indiana Jones movies. Next year, 80-year-old Harrison Ford will reprise the role of the titular archaeologist in a new James Mangold-directed sequel to Logan. The fifth film will also feature the likes of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook and Antonio Banderas.
“It’s a great story, it’s a great character, and I think you’re going to be very happy with this movie,” producer Frank Marshall previously told A.frame. (opens in a new tab), the digital magazine of the Academy. “I think it’s everything everyone wants from an Indiana Jones movie.”
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