“That’s such a boring one”: Quentin Tarantino’s Remarks on 1 Steven Spielberg Movie is Close to Blasphemy That Starred James Bond Actor Sean Connery

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is not on Quentin Tarantino's list of best films.

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  • Quentin Tarantino shared that he does not like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
  • The director, however, is a huge fan of Steven Spielberg and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
  • Tarantino professed his admiration for Spielberg and called him the "king of filmmaking language".
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Veteran filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has been vocal about his preferences when it comes to movies and he’s not afraid to criticize or slam those that did not hit the mark for him. One of his filmmaking idols is Steven Spielberg, and while he loves some of the director’s projects, there’s one he hates the most.

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Harrison Ford and Sean Connery in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

It became controversial because the movie in question is Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The film has been celebrated by many fans, so it’s a huge mystery why Tarantino did not like it.

Quentin Tarantino Isn’t A Huge Fan Of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Quentin Tarantino on the set of Pulp Fiction
Quentin Tarantino on the set of Pulp Fiction

During an interview via ReelBlend podcast, Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino shared that he is not a fan of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, which also stars James Bond actor Sean Connery.

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I like ‘Crystal Skull’ more than the Sean Connery one. I don’t like the Sean Connery one. I don’t like [that] one at all. That’s such a boring one. It’s boring! And he’s not an interesting character. The joke is made immediately. It’s like Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.”

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot is a 1992 comedy action film starring Sylvester Stallone. It was poorly rated, and even the lead actor hated his participation in it. The way Tarantino compared The Last Crusade to this movie definitely proves his distaste for it.

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Still, the director said that the 1984 prequel, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, is the best installment for him.

I think my favorite Spielberg movie, directed movie – again, with Jaws carved out on its own Mount Rushmore – is Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. The movie was so f—king badass it created a new rating in the MPAA, something Brian De Palma’s never been able to do as much as he’s tried!

Connery’s character only appeared in The Last Crusade and did not return anymore for the sequel.

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Steven Spielberg Is The “King of Filmmaking Language

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Steven Spielberg via CBS News

Quentin Tarantino could not help but gush over Steven Spielberg in his interview with Charlie Rose (via Far Out Magazine):

He’s just such a perfect filmmaker. When he comes up with the Taking of Shanghai sequence, for instance in Empire of the Sun. I talked to him about Saving Private Ryan and he goes, ‘Oh, we’re going to create the greatest ‘Taking of Omaha Beach’ ever!’ I have no doubt he will.”

The Kill Bill director went on to praise Spielberg and even lauded him with the title “king of filmmaking language”:

He’s just a master. I’m sure he’s going to do the greatest Taking of Omaha Beach ever capture on film. That king of filmmaking language, I think I’ve got it too but in a different way. I could learn something from him.”

It’s easy to see why Tarantino loves the works of Spielberg so much; after all, Indiana Jones is one of the biggest movie franchises in Hollywood, and its popularity still hasn’t waned that much.

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Written by Ariane Cruz

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Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.