Shia LaBeouf Apologizes for Indiana Jones 4

While over at Cannes to promote his upcoming “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps”, Shia LaBeouf took time out from his busy schedule talking to heavily accented reporters and hitting on hot French girls on the beach to say a little, “I’m sorry” to the world for his 2008 film “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls”. Previously, you may recall that Shia also publicly apologized for what he perceives as the shitty nature of “Transformers 2″. Frankly, I thought “Transformers 2″ was fine, and if you expected more than what you got, honestly, you’re the moron and not the movie. It’s a big giant Summer flick about giant fighting robots from outer space that can transform into vehicles for God’s sake, what did you want, “Sophie’s Choice Part 2″?

In any case, in regards to “Indiana Jones”, LaBeouf had this to say (via LaTimes):

“I feel like I dropped the ball on the legacy that people loved and cherished… You get to monkey-swinging and things like that and you can blame it on the writer and you can blame it on Steven [Spielberg, who directed]. But the actor’s job is to make it come alive and make it work, and I couldn’t do it. So that’s my fault. Simple.”

Tough, frank words from a young Hollywood buck. He goes on:

“I think the audience is pretty intelligent. I think they know when you’ve made … . And I think if you don’t acknowledge it, then why do they trust you the next time you’re promoting a movie. We [Harrison Ford and LaBeouf] had major discussions. He wasn’t happy with it either. Look, the movie could have been updated. There was a reason it wasn’t universally accepted… We need to be able to satiate the appetite. I think we just misinterpreted what we were trying to satiate.”

So, Shia, whose idea was it to put aliens in an “Indiana Jones” movie again? Talk about jumping the shark!



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  • ulik

    Now that is an incredibly noble thing Shia is doing which is quite rare in Hollywood for an actor to do BUT Steven Spieldberg needs to get off his ass and do the same thing! After all he's the one that actually went ahead with the story and directed the movie. Thanks Shia, your a big man for doing that but your not the blame, the story was lame.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Good man that Shia, no matter what people say. And yeah I agree Ulik. Stand up apologize and then stand up to Lucas when he comes in with nonsense.

    All that said as bad as it was I enjoyed Indy 4. It made sense to a point that the story went sci-fi as that's what stories of the time (late 50's/early 60's) were doing. But man did they go off the deep end. WAAAAY OFF!

  • ulik

    Yes that what they did wrong. Instead of just leaving it mysterious and implying that MAYBE ET's were responsible but never proving it or showing it, it might have worked but they went all the way off the deep end and showed the aliens and all that. They should have just left it up to people's imaginations and not totally answer it with ET's in it.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Even the crystal skulls and skeletons I could deal with, but the moment they “woke up” and started the ship I was like ugh! Had they just been the skeletons and the city, and the zombie things it definitely would have worked better. Skulls coulda led to some famed jewel, which happened to power the city. Ah well

  • BradLW

    As Cliff Huxtable one espoused, you shouldn't burn bridges when you don't have a boat, Shia. Taking a big steaming dump on someone like Steven Spielberg, when you're a young actor in Hollywood wasn't a good move, whether he's your friend or not.

    As for “Crystal Skull,” I loved the thing. I never felt for a moment that I wasn't watching an “Indiana Jones” movie. Just caught “Temple of Doom” on EpixHD last night, and “Skull” was no better or worse than that, and that's my favorite “Indy” movie. When you wait so long for any movie, be it “Indiana Jones” or “Star Wars,” they can never live up to the hype you build up in your own mind. Just enjoy these things for what they.

  • ulik

    @BradLW I might be wrong or maybe I didn't see something, but i think Shia “dumped on himself” about his performance hindering the movie and not being able to help sell the story.

  • BradLW

    In the full interview, he makes comments about Spielberg, too, which he probably shouldn't have. I applaud Shia's bravery, but I wince at his shear stupidity.

  • BradLW

    As Cliff Huxtable one espoused, you shouldn't burn bridges when you don't have a boat, Shia. Taking a big steaming dump on someone like Steven Spielberg, when you're a young actor in Hollywood wasn't a good move, whether he's your friend or not.

    As for “Crystal Skull,” I loved the thing. I never felt for a moment that I wasn't watching an “Indiana Jones” movie. Just caught “Temple of Doom” on EpixHD last night, and “Skull” was no better or worse than that, and that's my favorite “Indy” movie. When you wait so long for any movie, be it “Indiana Jones” or “Star Wars,” they can never live up to the hype you build up in your own mind. Just enjoy these things for what they.

  • ulik

    @BradLW I might be wrong or maybe I didn't see something, but i think Shia “dumped on himself” about his performance hindering the movie and not being able to help sell the story.

  • BradLW

    In the full interview, he makes comments about Spielberg, too, which he probably shouldn't have. I applaud Shia's bravery, but I wince at his shear stupidity.