That obtainer of rare antiquities is back – and he still looks like Harrison Ford
Indiana Jones And The…? You say what you want from the fifth film.
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ACKNOWLEDGE THE FRANCHISE’S HISTORY
1 There’s been a lot of years and mileage since Raiders Of The Lost Ark, but you want the filmmakers to make sure they hark back to what made the first three movies classics. “A John Williams score, lots of snakes and spiders, epic landscapes, creepy tombs, huge stunts and some witty one- liners,” suggests Laura Meakin.
SEND THE aliens HOME
2 The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull’s extraterrestrial McGuffin annoyed the hell out of you, prompting loud calls for a return to quests for religious artefacts. “The series seems to work best with Biblical relics but what’s left?” asks Tom Gray. [ We’ve got some ideas on p23 – Ed]. “The Librarian nicked the Spear of Destiny. The True Cross, perhaps?”
3 On the subject of baddies, one word crops up more than any other: “Nazis”. Unless Indy bumps into his old foes on the run in Argentina, however, some of you think it would be better if the movie pits him against Soviet enemies. “Given the probable time period it’s got to be the USSR,” says Richard Martin. “Maybe Spielberg could draft in his Bridge Of Spies mate Mark Rylance?”
4 Aside from the aliens and nuked fridges, the thing you definitely don’t want to see back is Shia LaBeouf as Indy’s son, Mutt Williams. “No Shia LaBeouf for the love of god!” yells Troy Kessler.
MAKE SURE IT’S GOOD!
5 Kingdom Of The Skull was a painful experience for many fans – so you’re putting a lot of pressure on Indy 5 to redeem the franchise. “It would be great for the Indy saga to end on a good, strong story, that also serves as a nice conclusion for the character,” suggests Gary Mancini. “That said, I don’t want Indy killed off, just a retirement.”