After a wait of a decade and a half, Indiana Jones is all set to return on screen with Harrison Ford once again playing the titular adventurer and Professor in Archaeology but the reactions from the fans are mostly sub-standard and inferior.
Expectations Are Terribly Low:
Since the first look is released, the fans are disappointed. Most of them are unhappy about the 79-year-old playing the role of the adventurer. Some fans even expect it to be the “disaster of the century”:
I'm expecting the disaster of the century, but, Mangold's directing, so, we'll see I guess.
— The Shadow Jedi (@Captain63857795) June 25, 2022
Although some optimism is still there because of the movie’s director being the multiple Academy Award winner James Mangold who also directed some notable ventures like Logan and Ford V Ferrari, yet the lackluster impression left by the last Indiana Jones movie still affects the expectations from the movie:
They can't do worse than Crystal Skull
— WilDaBasedGawd97 (@WGawd97) June 25, 2022
A New Crew on Board:
This new Indiana Jones Movie is a new and fresh addition to the franchise in many ways. It is the first film in the series to be not directed by Steven Spielberg and not written by George Lucas. It is also the first movie by Lucasfilm after Disney acquired it.
The Spanish actor and Desperado fame Antonio Banderas is brought on board as an ally to Jones. Besides, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Mads Mikkelsen are also on board as different characters. Looking at the cast and crew some optimistic approach is still there by the fans.
Mads Mikkelsen on Harrison Ford:
Despite the fans not liking the casting of a so aged almost 80 years old for the role, George Lucas and the other makers were strongly opposed to the idea of recasting the character of Indiana Jones. Even Mads Mikkelsen praised him saying his age doesn’t affect his performance at all:
“Not just as an actor, but physically. I remember the first day we were shooting, it was a night shoot, then we stopped at 5 a.m. — and then he got on his mountain bike and went biking for 50 kilometers,”
Mikkelsen further added to his praise, even claiming him as a monster on set:
“Harrison is a monster of a man, a very nice monster.”
Now only we can wait for the movie to watch if he can really live up to the expectations.
The Indiana Jones film is currently untitled and will hit the theaters in 2023.