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I bet it will do well and that it will actually be good. I also expect that Harrison Ford won't get as much screen time as the other Indy films; I have a feeling with Shia LeBouf on board as his son, a lot of the focus will be on him as far as the heavy action goes (just a feeling). This could be a vehicle to pass the torch to Shia who will continue the franchise's future films. Don't get me wrong, I think Ford will still be the main character, just not the main focus, but one of the main focuses, or 'foci' if there is such a word.
Yeah, I know it's still an Indy movie. But if they're going to use him as a support character in an Indiana Jones movie which is "supposed" to be about Indiana Jones not Mutt then I see no reason to bother watching it. I watch Indy because of Indy, not because of his adventures, or the people he's with, although those are a plus.
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I like for the enjoyable formula. Of course, without the titular figure of Ford it would never have kicked off, but if the formula is still there - MacGuffin's, set pieces, pantomime villains, tongue-in-cheek humour - ready to thrive when another watchable, likable everyman (like the one I hope LeBouf will turn out to be) is in his boots.
Course, calling it "Indiana Jones and the Younger, Hipper Son" isn't a good idea, but the iconic name is only an aesthetic element that can be changed.
In all honesty I think Ford should call it quits after this one. I mean he's already 65 and by the time the next movie finishes, we would have a near 70 year old Indy. Most of the reviews said that Shia did a good job, so maybe making a spin off movie or two wouldn't be a terrible idea
Now, star wars was the type of film that could expand into popular culture through books, TV, Games, Toys, etc - and could be endless in that respect (could still be ruined along the way, but it wouldnt hurt the finance) - and lost some dignity because of that i think. Compare SW now to way it used to be when we only had the Trilogy (plus a couple of sourcebooks, action figures, etc) it was much better, and to be honest i dont really think that Indiana Jones is the type of film that should get lost in all of that, but it seems to me it's going the exact same way SW did - and a Mutt Williams spin off would only hurt it. But thats my view
Yeah... Mutt is, however you see it, a completely new character. I haven't seen KOTCS yet, but knowing that Indy was an accidental bull's eye with Harrison, chances are slim that Mutt will be like that as well.
Well indiana jones does have comics Dark Horse did some and you can get them in the omnibus's now. I think they're starting the comic franchise side of things back up and as for games they have'nt really gone overboard with them unlike when it comes to star wars.