“Nothing they do with ghoulish deaging or nightmare CGI”: Indiana Jones 5 Harrison Ford Deaging Controversy Makes Fans Declare War

"Nothing they do with ghoulish deaging or nightmare CGI": Indiana Jones 5 Harrison Ford Deaging Controversy Makes Fans Declare War
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The trailer for the official Indiana Jones 5 is currently among the most trending topics on Twitter. The upcoming flick, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny stars Harrison Ford in his final appearance in the iconic role. Why last: as he reportedly intends to say goodbye to the cherished franchise.

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Well, Ford’s de-aging, which has become a hot topic in town, was one of the trailer’s standout moments. The veteran actor had previously defended the use of de-aging technology in flashback scenes in the trailer release of Indiana Jones 5.

For the unversed, the legendary actor, who is 80 years old, is introduced to the famous controversial de-aging technology in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’s opening sequence.

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Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones

As a result, there have been debates about whether older actors should portray younger versions of themselves. This caught more wind after Robert DeNiro and Samuel L. Jackson were previously de-aged in the films The Irishman and Captain Marvel, respectively. 

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Twitter Reactions On Harrison Ford ‘De-aging Controversy’

Perhaps you have been familiar that Harrison Ford was made to look younger using CGI in the latest Indiana Jones movie’s flashback scene so that he could play a younger version of himself. After all, it was mentioned in the first trailer only. 

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Before coming to the controversy, also take note that the official premiere of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny already took place on May 18 at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. And the standing ovation that followed moved the illustrious star, of this upcoming much-awaited film. to tears.

On the other hand, many fans expressed their opinions about the use of CGI in the Indiana Jones 5 on Twitter. Many praised the de-aging techniques used in the movie for Ford’s character and expressed their enthusiasm for it. While some argue that de-aging is a gimmick that takes away from the authenticity of the storytelling.

Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones 5
Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones 5, Dial of Destiny

But there were proponents, who claimed that it could improve the viewing experience by allowing actors to return to their favorite roles. Well, many Indiana Jones fans contend that the Blade Runner actor’s aging should be celebrated and that the character should benefit from his knowledge and experience. 

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See some of the Twitter comments below:

Since the technology gained popularity in Hollywood over the past few years, it has pulled in a lot of criticism. Many viewers claim that despite the effects’ striking uncanny and unsettling elements, they are unable to precisely portray the real thing.

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Harrison Ford Supports De-aging Technology?

Yes, in the latest Indiana Jones movie’s flashback sequences, Harrison Ford defended the use of dealing technology. The 80-year-old star, who plays Indiana Jones, supported the choice to use ‘de-aging’ technology in some scenes of the latest installment of the franchise. 

He will be reprising his role as the iconic action hero in Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny, his fifth outing, which is releasing tomorrow. However, there have been a lot of conflicting opinions expressed about the film thus far. Most particularly, the one scene where the actor is ‘de-aged’ for a flashback sequence using computer tricks is divisive.  

Critics disagree on whether or not they like it, but it appears that the actor himself is a big fan of the new technology. During a press conference to promote this movie, he insisted:

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“I know that that is my face. It’s not a kind of Photoshop magic — that’s what I looked like 35 years ago. Because Lucasfilm [the production company behind Indiana Jones and Star Wars] has every frame of film that we’ve made together over all of these years. And this process, this scientific mining of this library, this was put to good [use].”

Harrison Ford.
Harrison Ford

Without a compelling narrative to back it up, The Fugitive actor continued that the technology is “just a trick” and “sticks out like a sore thumb” if it is not “honest” and “emotionally real.”

“I think it was used very skilfully.”

Well, we can now only hope that Indiana Jones 5 will serve as a satisfying experience for its devoted audience. Also, hopefully, this last installment will uphold the legacy of its previous films.

The release date for Indiana Jones 5 is set for tomorrow, June 30, 2023.

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