Feb 14 2008'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' Trailer

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Well, it's finally here: the trailer to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. If you like adventure, nostalgia, explosions, soundstages as exteriors, long inexplicable pauses in action for joke delivery, or any combination thereof, you're going to be excited as shit. And let's be honest, even if you hate the trailer, you'll be excited anyway--it's Indiana Jones, for god's sake.

Indiana Jones Trailer [Yahoo]

Reader Comments

Roswell, NM. I worry.

wow, steven spielberg was so cool in the late 80s. that's when this movie was made, right?

but, you're right... IT'S INDY!! AND NOT THAT MUCH SHIA LEBOUAUEURF!

You're totally right about this - if it were any other movie I'd be "eh" about seeing it. But because it's Indiana Jones' I couldn't be more excited about May 22nd.
And, even if it's awful, it'll still probably be better than Temple of Doom.

Temple of Doom was one of my favorites. I remember seeing that when I was a kid and thinking, "Wow! This is really violent! I shouldn't be watching this!" That's what made it so great. It's like watching Goonies as a kid and hearing Chunk say, "Awww shit!"

Temple of Doom gives me nightmares, from how bad it is.
"Mr. Jones! Mr. Jones!"
"Indeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"

*shudder*

too much cgi. i miss real action.

The way everyone pauses for the line delivery after he swings through the van just doesnt sit well anymore. That and the clear CGI has me slightly worried. Oh well Im sure Harrison Ford being glib will be good enough for me.

Is this trailer enough for them to stop making National Treasure movies?

Too bad Shia LaDouche is in this film. He's such a douche.

I'll only watch this movie is Steven Spielberg himself comes on screen during the full trailer and describes in graphic detail how he plans to kill Shia Lebouff... in real life. Then, and only then, will I give this movie a chance.

1. i hope Spielberg didn't fall in love with LaDouche's Transformers performance. this is looking to be a notch down for the Bayness, but still douchey. i hope they didn't pin too much of the movie on him.

2. the pause for the delivery is atrocious. i hope it plays better in the film.

3. they made sure we got THAT HE WAS OLD!!! haha.
i hope they made the whole film about that. 'cause that'll be funny and hip and all.

still got the love, though.
can't wait to sit down in a theater for that one.

oh man - hopefully this is just a bad trailer for a good film

otherwise... it seems like they're running out of ideas

makes me think of that spoof video of how they came up with the idea:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=o3DSEAkBlT0

sam beat me to it but I'll say it anyways...

Michael Bay's 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' opening May 22nd in theaters everywhere!

I don't think it's that bad - true, it clearly has some cgi special effects, but what are they supposed to do, ignore the advances in movie making that have happened over the last 20 years? I think it will be good - I guess we'll find out may 22 though.

kevin - that video you posted is pretty funny

Lol that looked straight outta the 80's.....seriously...I'll still go see it but dude XD

where's the chinese kid from goonies?

I'll save my cynicism for after I actually see the movie. (I'm looking at you Lucas.) But no word of a lie, I watched it twice and both time my eyes welled up out of complete joy!

judging from the trailer, i believe Spielberg has retained the fun of the original movies; it's just that LaDouche will be the inevitable sore spot of that particular movie. i hope i'm wrong, but it looks rough.

wtf? since when is indy a cartoon character? swinging around like fucking spiderman. i was looking forward to this but if this is what it'S gonna be like i'll pass, thanks.

TetraShiva,

It's DOCTOR Jones. Give the man some respect.

This has Lucas' stamp all over it--the silly Spiderman swinging, the "is George Lucas the only person who thinks that looks real?" CGI crap, and cringe-inducing one liners. I wonder if the aliens will have big floppy ears, Uncle Tom attitudes, and bad creole accents?

No mas, George, no mas.

cgi!? I heard that Lucas and Spielberg said they were only going to use practical effects - just like the other Indy movies

Goddamn. I'm always down for more Indy, but I hate that Shia kid so fucking bad. His "awkward teen" act never fails to instill rage in me.

Why couldn't we get a grown-up Short Round as the sidekick instead?

i hope they dont make too many jokes about him being older now. a couple old age jokes are ok, sure, but dont push it.

Please tell me that the US Army isn't the bad guy here. Because if they are, Senor Spielbergo will have continued his remarkable streak of me not watching his films. Shia isn't the only douche.

LenS the commies are the bad guys because it's set in the 1950's.

Uh, y'all know that the zeppelin in Last Crusade was CGI, right?

Fredrico, the zeppelin in Last Crusade was a miniature filmed in front of a blue screen. Not CGI at all.

But to the people bewailing the use of CGI: what did you expect? Like jonesfan said, effects have progressed. That's just the way it is these days. And it's not overused at all - I count maybe 5 shots in the trailer that clearly look digitally enhanced.

I'm more concerned about Ford's non-committal performance than anything else.

god I hope Lucas doesn't destroy yet another beloved childhood fantasy world.
Anyone see the south park about him and his movie wrecking buddy steve?

Indy' son in that leather jacket sucks big time.

I guess Shia is the new Jar Jar Binks.

Ok basically everyone commenting, though not all... you're a bunch of idiots. It looked pretty damn good to me. Get a real life and find something better to do than to scrutinize every film being made. If you don't like it make your own!

why all the hate? can't you guys have fun at the movies anymore? as the beginning of the trailer shows, the first three weren't exactly subtle or believable (but they were one hell of a ride!)

OK. Relax everyone. Of course they're going to use a little CGI. The Last Crusade was made over 20 years ago. As far as Indy singing like Spiderman...he's always used his whip to swing around. He's a badass!!!! Have you forgotten? All of his moves have one liners and pauses or whatever. That's what makes them funny and makes you want to root for Indy. Movies are never believable. That's what made the first 3 great. They allow you to stretch your imagination. I highly doubt that Roswell will have anything to do with the movie plot. I'm guessing that it's just a cool thing to see when they are in this warehouse that houses all of our governments secrets. Like "Wow...Roswell!! I wonder what that would be." Don't hate on Indy. You've been cheering for his ass all your life. Show some love!

don't hate on Indy, y'all, when E.T. busts out of one of those crates and starts whippin Commie butt, you'll be on board. after the alien sequence we'll get down to nitty gritty time, Spielberg's messiah complex will kick in, taking the Ark all the way home to Jerusalem, baby, I can feel it. NICE!

George Lucas should just jump off a bridge. Episode I, II and III are evidence enough that he has gone insane. Lets end it all here before he makes any more sucky films. I guess he spent all his creative juice on the original trilogies of IJ and SW cause he's shooting blanks these days.

My lord, the modern world is filled with highly critical people huh? The trailer looks good, and Indiana Jones was ALWAYS tongue in cheek.
I wonder if all these people that froth at the mouth at anything made after 1990 are the same people that live in trees to stop a Oak from getting pruned, or throw fake blood at people wearing fur.

Extremists are by far the most annoying things on this planet.

Take one of your perscription Valiums, sit down, and try to enjoy things in life you blowhards. We'll all live a lot longer.

Actually, Jan, you know what's just as annoying as extremists? Fanboys. It's because of them that George Lucas has made fortunes by completely ruining Star Wars. It's because of them that we get remakes of everything under the sun and re-hashes of old series just because the fans will accept anything thrown at them. And judging by how much money Star Wars is still making, I think the fanboys outnumber us "highly critical people."

Luckily, Indy 4 doesn't look like it's going to be as bad as the Star Wars prequels (at least not from what we've seen), but that doesn't change the fact that the trailer was boring and pointless. Just a bunch of scenes from the old movies and brief flashes from the new one of Indy doing Indy-like things in Indy-like locations, all set to the same old theme to maximize our nostalgia. No info, no suspense, nothing new at all. *yawns* They'll have to do better than that to get me excited.

Although I am a big indy fan from the beginning, and don't have the same issues with moderate use of cgi, and hopefully ford is enough of a pro to not sleepwalk through such a beloved character, it does look like they didn't take the love in the trailer to tell us the story like virtually every other trailer (good call 38.)

And consider that in my entire post I didn't say one new thing that wasn't said several times before and yet you all read it. Proof that if you're interested in the topic you won't just stop reading and click off... same for the movie.

You're all gonna watch it, you know it.

#8 -- amen!

see all the folk moaning about the star wars prequels, man calm down. most people who were kids when the originals came out will like them more because that's what blew their minds and that's what they fantasized about cause let's face it who doesn't want to be a jedi? and the people who were kids when the news came will like them more because dew to cg and the advancements in film making they're more jaw dropping adn flashy and exciting. personally i love them all. and i'm a teen. people just need to accept that yes, remakes will be made and yes they will mainly appeal to a younger generation. it's not ruining the classic. the classic is still there for everyone to see. it's just made for people who are evolving with cinema. so please stop moaning. cause it's just pissing people off.

by the way the new indie film looks pretty good. maybe not as good as the last crusade but still i'll probably enjoy watching it :)

At least it gives me warm and fuzzy memories of the truck scene in Raiders. 'Member when that Nazi was punching him in his gunshot wound? Oh Lord, good times!

THIS LOOKS AWESOME!!! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT!

commies. aliens. crystal skulls. i'm so fucking there, man!

Boy...you guys said it. That trailer was kind of a stinker. Hopefully this movie will rock our socks off!!! See you at the theaters!!

Geriatric Jones and the .... damn forgot. Must be the Oldtimers setting in.

I guy in decent shape wouldn't be able to crush the front of an army jeep and have a back left much less a 70 year old dude. come on....

One too many times to the well. Lucas has Jar Jar....Spielberg will have Jones 4. They should have just waited a few more years and with the technology from Jar Jar they could have introduced a real Indie 4 with a jones that looks like he's in the form he was in during the 80s....but isn't that where we're heading?

Lucas and Spielberg and Ford.... Seriously all you doubters.... eat it. This movie will still kick ass, CGI or not. And everyone here KNOWS they'll see it at some point.

#31 you rock
"I guess Shia is the new Jar Jar Binks."

why is that
shia lebeouf
jew in this movie?

The reason people rip is because ripping work is easy to do. Since only 20% of films are actually good the odds are in their favor to bash the planet. Then even if the movie is good they can still bash and act like they are smarter than everyone else. I admit I am a movie snob myself but I don't bash to bash. I cringed when I found out they were doing a 4th. But the preview looks solid.
Raiders was amazing and still holds up.

Temple of Doom was good for darkness but Kate Capshaw made it unbearable. And it also had a fear factor omen in that movie too with the awful foods.

Crusade was very good too. Made it sharp again and had cool scenes and moved really well as a plot.

good or bad my ass will go numb in theatre

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God is always caps.

it's gonna be tough to even come close to the quality and originality of the original Indiana Jones'

Everyone needs to remember that this "TRAILER" was just a TEASER, not a full film trailer. Calm yourselves people, more will come.

Personally, I don't think any of the Indy films have ever done the first film "RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK" (Not "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark" as Lucas has changed it to) the justice it deserved. It was a fantastic film that deserved a deeper, richer life for its' main character.

Temple of Doom was by far the weakest link IMHO. The Holy Grail came closer to the mark, and featured Sean Connery, the only man who could POSSIBLY have been Indy's father!

Watching this trailer did make my heart beat faster, the same way it did in the hot Summers of the 80's when I went to see these films as a kid. The look back at the older films was a nice nod to the younger crowd who may not know this character - give them time to rent, buy and watch the older films before May 22nd.

This film has been many years in the making because SO MANY scripts were turned down because they were C-R-A-P. If Ford, Lucas and Spielberg agreed to make this, it was a decent story first, with action, character and good old fashioned fun for moviegoers.

I can't wait to see Indy back on the big screen where he belongs. If you know anything about Crystal Skulls, there are many of them, found in various cultures, all linked to extraterrestrial stories of travelers who came to Earth many years ago and came to live among us. Google it, you might learn something. I mean after all, Dr. Jones is an archaeologist. He's a teacher, part time.

Forget the barely visible matte lilnes, or things you know MUST be CGI, or larger than life characters swinging from the ceiling on a bullwhip. It's Indiana Jones for crying out loud. Get some popcorn and a drink, sit down and become a kid again, even if just for 2 hours.

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