INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL: KATHLEEN KENNEDY ADMITS THE FILM’S PROBLEMS

Next summer we will see Indiana Jones again in a fifth chapter that many hope will wash away the bitter taste left by the previous one, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull . A box office success which, however, has not been able to recapture the magic of the original trilogy ( we talked about it at the time of the film’s tenth anniversary). Now, even Lucasfilm president and film producer Kathleen Kennedy has admitted that Kingdom of the Crystal Skull had one big problem: the story.

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Speaking to Empire, Kennedy said:

You never start a job without the idea of ​​making a great film. Sometimes you hit it perfectly, other times you don’t. In the case of Indy 4 , I don’t think there was any specific thing that we went back to other than maybe it didn’t have as strong a story as we wanted.

In the past, screenwriter David Koepp himself admitted that the story of the film had problems, mainly due to the fact that George Lucas and Steven Spielberg wanted to use aliens at all costs:

When I got into the project, I tried to get [Spielberg and Lucas] to change [their minds about aliens]. I had another idea. But they didn’t want to change it. I’m not saying mine was better, but I think a lot of the criticism the film received, more broadly, other than the little things people didn’t like because they were too weird, is due to “We don’t believe aliens should be in an Indiana Jones movie”.