Harrison Ford is Way too Old for This Shit

So word from IESB is that Harrison Ford signed a three-picture deal when he originally signed on for Indiana Jones 4, which means he expects his last hurrah as the adventurous archaeologist to last three movies, at least. Also, apparently Shia LaBeouf, who is quickly taking over Gerard Butler’s role as “guy who is in every movie from now to eternity”, has signed not just for three movies, but FOUR. Yes, that’s right. The powers that be apparently believes they can spin this latest Indiana Jones adventure into a trilogy plus one. Methinks they’re being overly optimistic. What is Harrison Ford now, 80? No, wait, according to IMDB, he just turned 65 YEARS OLD!!

Seriously, folks, why do people think watching a 65-year old man running around punching Nazis is going to be fun? There is absolutely no reason why “Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods” or whatever they end up calling it is going to be good or even semi-decent. You can throw as many stunt doubles you want in place of Ford, but at the end of the day, you’ll still have to convince yourself a 65-year old guy is capable of beating up Nazis (and apparently aliens!).

And if they actually get Ford to fulfill his 3-picture deal? He’ll be 70 by the time the last part of their trilogy gets made.

I mean, seriously, folks, do you really want to see your grandfather running around with a whip pretending to fight Nazis?

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  • Dorothy

    No, I don’t want to see that. You are completely right. Stars would keep our respect better if they didn’t try to hang onto a “young” part long after they are believable. Jimmy Stewart, who was totally beloved and respected, acted his age. Others should follow his example.

  • Dorothy

    No, I don’t want to see that. You are completely right. Stars would keep our respect better if they didn’t try to hang onto a “young” part long after they are believable. Jimmy Stewart, who was totally beloved and respected, acted his age. Others should follow his example.

  • Dorothy

    No, I don’t want to see that. You are completely right. Stars would keep our respect better if they didn’t try to hang onto a “young” part long after they are believable. Jimmy Stewart, who was totally beloved and respected, acted his age. Others should follow his example.

  • gordon

    The story is set in the 50′s. You don’t seem to know too much about history but by that time there weren’t any Nazis around anymore. I guess Dr. Jones will have to fight someone else.

  • gordon

    The story is set in the 50′s. You don’t seem to know too much about history but by that time there weren’t any Nazis around anymore. I guess Dr. Jones will have to fight someone else.

  • gordon

    The story is set in the 50′s. You don’t seem to know too much about history but by that time there weren’t any Nazis around anymore. I guess Dr. Jones will have to fight someone else.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    Not going by the era, Gordon, going by the plot synopsis I’ve heard for the film. ;)

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    Not going by the era, Gordon, going by the plot synopsis I’ve heard for the film. ;)

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Nix

    Not going by the era, Gordon, going by the plot synopsis I’ve heard for the film. ;)

  • Kaiser Sose

    There isn’t any kind of 3-picture deal. This is a one-off thing, and Ford says he’s ‘open to the idea of another one.’

    And HELL YES. I’m there opening day. I have NO problem with a character like this one getting older. On fact, it’s really refreshing. If Hollywood was gogint o make Raiders today, they’d cast a 17 year old punk and claim he was ‘ex-special forces’ or some such silly crap.

    And actually, I knew a couple of Korean War vets who I worked with a few years back, in a very strenuous job. I was 19, 20 years old, 6’2″, 215, fresh off a basketball team, in the best shape of my life. And when it got busy at this very physical landscaping job during the summer, cutting grass, lifting huge rocks in stone gardens, HARD work, they worked me into the ground…I thought I was gonna die, and they just…kept…going. If you don’t know any old guys that are hardasses, you don’t know enough old guys.