Shia LaBeouf was recently in Cannes presenting his latest film, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” or simply “Wall Street 2.” The movie garnered impressive reviews
at a first screening and, ever since, the actor has been promoting it – by dissing or simply speaking the truth (it’s all a matter of perspective) on the films he’s done in the past, as FemaleFirst
After admitting last week that the second “Transformers” film, “Revenge of the Fallen,” which came out last year and was labeled a critical disaster though still a huge commercial hit, was worse than he and anyone involved in it wanted it to be, Shia is now speaking out on “Indiana Jones.” As per the actor’s own words, if the film failed to deliver, as compared with previous installments, it was mostly because of him, because he was not able to rise to the challenge and make of it a good “Indiana” pic.
“I feel like I dropped the ball on the legacy that people loved and cherished. 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,” Shia says of his part of the blame in the most recent film in the long-lived franchise.
Apparently, main star Harrison Ford was equally disappointed in the film but, sadly, no one listened to him either. “We had major discussions. He wasn’t happy with it either. Look, the movie could have been updated. There was a reason it wasn’t universally accepted,” LaBeouf adds, suggesting that, at the end of the day, the fault for “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” being a failure lies elsewhere, for they did their best to have it improved before it arrived in theaters.
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only a few days ago, Shia LaBeouf also said in a separate interview that “Transformers 2” was rather bad, as it had lost its human touch and focused too much on the robots. For the third one, though, now shooting, the actor promised a return to the basics – making of it the best installment yet.