we’re about a month away from the premiere of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. And as a huge fan of the franchise, I really can’t wait for the return of my favorite thrill-seeking archaeologist.
In fact, Harrison Ford is currently at the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival where – along with being called hot – he attended the film’s premiere.
and late Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Takes place in the late 1960s and features a vintage Indian…
… We know from the trailer that there are some scenes that take place in the late 1930s or early 1940s, and of course, show a digitally de-aged young Indie who appears in each of the first three films. looks alike.
But after the premiere, Variety posted an article criticizing the aging and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, along with a few other films to make use of the technology. The article’s author argues that “de-aging effects in Hollywood still need to be perfected, and Hollywood should use them only if we can get the technology right.”
However, Harrison herself doesn’t see it that way and defended her use of the de-aging technique in a press conference (via EW), saying, “I know it’s my face. It’s kind of Photoshopped.” It’s not magic – it is. Here’s what I looked like 35 years ago. Because Lucasfilm has every frame of the movie we’ve made together over the years.”
He continued, “And this process, this scientific mining of this library, it’s done well [use], It’s just a ploy unless it’s backed up by a story, and if it’s not sincere, it’s not real, it sticks out like a sore thumb. … I mean, emotionally real. And so I think it was used very skillfully.”
Harrison also shared how he felt about the end result of the de-aging done in the film, saying “I’m very happy with it.” But he said that although he likes the effect on the film, it doesn’t make him want to be young again. “I don’t look back and say, ‘I wish I was that guy again,’ because I don’t. I’m really happy with age. I love getting older.”
You can read all of Harrison’s thoughts on it here at EW.
ok is everyone excited for this Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny as I am? And do you agree with Harrison that being young is good for the story?