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!