Movie Meltdown: Fixing the Crystal Skull
This episode we try to see if it’s possible to… fix the Crystal Skull. The fourth installment in the Indiana Jones franchise has frustrated fans since it’s initial release. So we start with our on-going recasting question… could something as simple as recasting the role of Mutt Williams save this movie? But then we start to ask even bigger questions like… what if Indy and Marion had a daughter? And what if we remove the alien plot completely? Would fans have been happy? And what artifact would Indy be looking for? Listen as we try to figure out… just what it would take to fix the Crystal Skull!
And while we wish we were climbing around in a tomb, we also mention… Marvel Comics, a CG monkey, Karen Allen, Area 51, cracking open the plastic, The History Channel, The Chronicles of Narnia, David Childress, creating the story arc, Stranger Things, Shia LaBeouf, Hitler, grabbing a snake, memorable and interesting, Lara Croft, Harrison Ford, Taken, recasting, animated series, Solo, Sallah, archaeology, an extra level of research, George Lucas, passing the torch, socs vs. greasers, John Hurt, Forrest Gump, stunt casting, Horizon Zero Dawn, all kinds of Jesus, from a divided household, Cate Blanchett, quotable lines, Marcus, the Bond franchise, Michael Bay, campy things, Steven Spielberg, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, It, the object of desire, nuking the fridge, The Teen Choice Awards and Project MKUltra.
“There’s elements there that are true throughout the other three movies, so what is it about this one that almost across the board people are like… I hate that movie!”