Shia LaBeouf Trashes Indiana Jones 4, Sends Message to Spielberg

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Shia's on the rampage! Just last week, he expressed disappointment in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and promised Transformers 3 would be better. Over this past weekend, he took a swing at Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

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"I feel like I dropped the ball on the legacy that people loved and cherished," LaBeouf told the Los Angeles Times. "You get to monkey-swinging and things like that and you can blame it on the writer and you can blame it on Steven [Spielberg, who directed]. But the actor's job is to make it come alive and make it work, and I couldn't do it. So that's my fault. Simple."

"I think the audience is pretty intelligent. I think they know when you've made [crap]," he continued. "And I think if you don't acknowledge it, then why do they trust you the next time you're promoting a movie?"

Is he trying to earn some extra brownie points for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps?

"I'll probably get a call," he concluded. "But [Spielberg] needs to hear this. I love him. I love Steven. I have a relationship with Steven that supersedes our business work. And believe me, I talk to him often enough to know that I'm not out of line. And I would never disrespect the man. I think he's a genius, and he's given me my whole life. He's done so much great work that there's no need for him to feel vulnerable about one film. But when you drop the ball you drop the ball."

We're actually impressed with Shia's honesty here. After all, Indy 4 was a bit of a travesty. But, we don't necessarily agree that LaBeouf was really to blame. Our finger is pointed squarely at the overuse of CGI, aliens, and nuking of the fridge.

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Quotes

Indiana Jones: You're not from around here, are you?
Agent Irina Spalko: And 'vere' do you think I am from?
Indiana Jones: Well, judging by the way you're sinking your teeth into those 'wubble-yous', I'd say Eastern Ukraine.

Mutt Williams: You're a teacher?
Indiana Jones: Part time.