So Indiana Jones is Even 'Gramps' in the Movie, Too!
by Alex Billington
May 5, 2008
As we near the May 22nd release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the marketing saturation is beginning to pick up and the hype continues to build. I know each and every day I get more and more excited. I'm hosting my own Indiana Jones marathon this week and will be going all out in the next few weeks in preparation for Indy's triumphant return. One aspect that so many people can't get off of their minds is how old Harrison Ford looks. He's now 65, but that doesn't mean he still can't kick ass. I stumbled across this brand new TV spot this morning and discovered that even in the movie, Shia LaBeouf calls him "gramps!" I've heard other people call him that on their own, but apparently it's actually a joke in the movie, too! Enjoy the new TV spot below.
I don't really have a problem with this, and if anything, it's fun to see that the movie itself is able to make fun of Indy's age. I know a concern I've heard from a few people is that they're unsure of how capable Indiana Jones will be and if his age will thus hurt the film. Now with this line out there, I guess we can see that they acknowledge his age and probably make fun of it quite a bit. He is not the same young Indy that he was before and Spielberg and company definitely know that.
Watch the new TV spot for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull:
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is directed by the legendary Steven Spielberg with a story by George Lucas and screenplay by David Koepp (Mission: Impossible, Spider-Man, War of the Worlds). The film is the fourth in the Indiana Jones series and takes place in the 1950s, around 20 years after Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull arrives in theaters this summer on May 22nd!
Has the new trailer and this TV spot gotten you more excited for this movie?