They should have named the dog "Crystal Skull"
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" -- great movie name! "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" -- I hear that and I'm on the edge of my seat. But ...
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?
Are you kidding me, Spielberg? You take 20 years off after what should have been the final movie in the Indiana Jones saga, and THIS is the name you come up with for your much-hyped sequel?
It sounds like an episode of Super Friends. "The Wonder Twins and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." Now, that I buy.
The movie, still in production, brings back Harrison Ford in the title role, along with Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett, Ray Winstone, John Hurt and Jim Broadbent, according to the Associated Press. Steven Spielberg returns to direct.
And Karen Allen, who's been absent since the original 1981 film, returns to reprise her role as "Marion Ravenwood." (Sean Connery, who played Indiana's dad in '89's "Last Crusade," isn't returning.)
It'll take more than a couple extra bench-presses by Ford to get over the cornball movie title though. Still, it's not the most ridiculous sequel title we've heard.
TOP 5 WORST NAMES FOR 80s SEQUELS:
5. Arthur 2: On the Rocks: That's exactly where Dudley's career was after this movie was made.
4. Teen Wolf Too: So clever -- a "too" instead of a "2". You know what would have been more clever? A decent script.
3. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier: Just how lazy are you when you take part of TV show's opening narration and use it for a movie title?
2. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace: Who wants to see an action movie that aims for peace? I'd rather see "Superman IV and the Atomic Disembowelment of Zod."
1. Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo: Not to be confused with Sid & Marty Krofft's "The Bugaloos." ("They're in the air and everywhere.")
[Paramount Studios promotion photo]