I didn't see this topic on the boards and although its obviously been discussed, it really does deserve its own thread.
So Shia LaBeouf a.k.a that-annoying-kid-you've-seen-about seems to have got into Spielberg's good books and although I was incredibly unconvinced by the fact that Indy would get another sidekick and also the fact that that sidekick would be none other than Shia LaBeouf. As I saw him in Disturbia and Transformers however (both poor) he was actually pretty good, and held the movie together well. I'm actually quite looking forward to seeing if he nails it or not.
As long as the script has more than TFs did for him IEWhooooooOOOOAHHHHHHHHHH and Wheyyyyyyyyyahhhhhhhhhhhh being the entirety of his "how to convey that I in danger" range in those) then he should be ok.
I watched "Surfs Up" at the weekend with my kids and thoroughly enjoyed it, mainly thanks to the vocal talents of the lead actor who brought an innocent, paranoid, neurotic feel to a very innocent character. And Who was he? Shia Lebouf. I didn't know it was him till I read the DVD cover afterwards. Go Shia and roll on Indy IV. Mark my words one day people will be proud to have had this guy on board KOTCS.
Post in the Indiana Jones forum.
True, but on the whole I liked the ride. I really dig the review in Empire where they start explaing the movie story line about a cube, an old man... and after two sentences they say something like... oh hell, forget that, just sit back and enjoy the ride.
From what i have seen, he seems to have a natural charisma and a functional acting ability that may grow into a screen presence as he matures. I thought he did a good job in Superman returns, he seemed to make Disturbia work, even though it was a bad movie. Considering all of the other horrible teenage and young adult stars out there. I dont have a problem with him being cast in an Indiana Jones movie. It should have been expected that Indy would have a young side kick in this movie to make up for his age. as long as he is a not to whiny, i'm sure it will work fine
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