Harrison Ford Has (Mostly) No Hard Feelings About Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull

“Where are they now?” asked the now 80-year-old actor, coming off a bit stronger than intended. “No. I mean, [the critics] were harsh on it, but what are they doing now? I understand. But those were their rules — not [Spielberg and Lucas’] rules.”

What Ford is saying (in his own signature, grumpy Harrison Ford way) is that the critical response of “Crystal Skull” doesn’t phase him one bit, and as a professional, it shouldn’t — the film that he created with Spielberg and Lucas aligned with their vision. The fans, critics, and audiences who didn’t click with the film were simply looking for something different. As an artist, he doesn’t feel it is his responsibility to impose on what people think about his work, and by extension, he believes that public consensus over the last film wasn’t relevant to him when he decided to return to the character of Indiana Jones in “Dial of Destiny.” 

Ford elaborated, saying:

“They were imposing their rules on what the movie should be. I don’t feel it’s necessary to address those issues. I think that everyone has a right to their opinion. The film was not as successful as we wanted it to be, perhaps. But it didn’t create an attitude or a behavior that carried over into this film.”

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