March 11, 2008, - 1:51 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Interesting. A new poster for the latest Indiana Jones installment shows a skull of an outer space creature. Apparently, the movie is not just about fighting Soviet Union Communists, but also explores the myths of Roswell, New Mexico:
The new poster for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull confirms something alien is afoot.
The first poster for the film (due May 22) featured part of the title relic, but there was always something odd about the eye socket. In the follow-up, also by sci-fi/fantasy movie artist Drew Struzan, it’s clear the skull is not at all human. Add to that the recent trailer, with its shot of a crate labeled “Roswell, New Mexico 1947,” and you don’t need to be a professor of archaeology to put the pieces together.
Other clues: Looks as if our hero will face his least-favorite animal and the locals at some Maya ruins. Karen Allen (who also was in 1981’s original) seems to be enjoying herself, though.
The movie is predicted to be the only big hit of the summer. But it’s, sadly, easy to forget what a hypocrite Harrison Ford is on the topic of the Cold War. Previously, he portrayed a “nice” Communist Soviet submarine commander against the “evil” Americans in a big bomb of a movie. Remember “K-19: The Widowmaker“? In promoting it, he espoused this view of Communists versus America. I remember how upset my late father was by absurd statements Ford made on TV about what nice people the Soviets were and how bad we evil Westerners were.
And don’t forget, he’s portraying ICE agents in a bad light, this summer, in “Crossing Over” a/k/a “ICE, The Movie.” Stay tuned for more on that, very soon.
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