There are few franchises that can be considered classics, and the Indian Jones is definitely one of them. The character himself, a college professor who is sarcastic, funny, and a great adventurer finally answering to the great question in life: Yes, smart guys can be cool too. Movies and later television shows made archaeology cool and history interesting for people, which is no easy feat.
Why do we love him? Producer Frank Marshall put it best when he said, “Indy [is] a fallible character. He makes mistakes and gets hurt…That’s the other thing people like: He’s a real character, not a character with superpowers. Spielberg said there “was the willingness to allow our leading man to get hurt and to express his pain and to get his mad out and to take pratfalls and sometimes be the butt of his own jokes. I mean, Indiana Jones is not a perfect hero, and his imperfections, I think, makes the audience feel that, with a little more exercise and a little more courage, they could be just like him.”
It seems that Harrison Ford wants one more crack at this beloved character, but should there be another one?
….We’re hesitant to yes because of the last movie. The movie took a strange turn of events with the addition of an alien race and Cate Blanchett as a Soviet Union officer.
With that said, we’ll always love the character and everything he represents. Harrison Ford is good at what he does, maybe when Lucas and Spielberg find their MacGuffin, they can have one last hurrah.