Should Indiana Jones 5 be Harrison Ford’s last action film?

Let’s be honest about Harrison Ford. Great actor, been in some amazing movies and has helmed several iconic characters: Han Solo, Indiana Jones and Jack Ryan, to name the big three.

I’m not counting as one of these his recent portrayal as John Thornton in The Call of The Wild ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Yes, I recommended others go see it, because it was entertaining. It wasn’t that good, but it was entertaining. Read my review and decide whether or not the movie might be for you. Personally, I preferred the real dogs and Charlton Heston in the 1972 adaptation, but admit that is much darker and violent version. That wasn’t a Disney effort, so no big surprise.

Ford was upstaged — intentionally — by a CGI dog. Instead of Buck the CGI dog being the Chewbacca of The Call of the Wild, Buck was tasked with the majority of action scenes. Buck was the star in a movie starring Harrison Ford, how can that be?

Can’t believe any actor — young or old — wants to be supporting actor to CGI trickery — and yet he was. This leaves me even more concerned about Indiana Jones 5, a film that has been plagued by release date delays for years. The most current bad news is Steven Spielberg dropping out as director. It’s not that often we get a Steven Spielberg directed movie any more and Indiana Jones without Spielberg directing is a bummer.

I have no idea how many action movies Harrison Ford has left (or how long he’ll be doing his own stunts for), but I hope he’s still playing tennis and fighting bad guys a decade from now.

How Harrison Ford Is Still Able To Make Indiana Jones 5 At 77 – CINEMABLEND

While I wish Harrison Ford well, I must disagree with the author of the Cinemablend post quote above. I don’t want to see 80, almost 90 year old Harrison Ford in an action film. I’d be OK with some minor acting roles (please don’t play second fiddle to any more CGI dogs), but supporting roles in future films seem like an unfair way for Harrison Ford to go out. He might be OK with a supporting role, but as a fan and moviegoer, that does not seem a dignified end to such an awesome acting career.

I’d rather see him go back to being a carpenter. Harrison Ford doesn’t need to make any more action movies. Honestly, I don’t think he needs to make Indy 5, because Indy 4 was underwhelming.

Just so it’s clear: I have nothing against Harrison Ford acting until he dies. I just don’t think he should be in any more action movies. Play senior citizens. George Burns was able to stay active acting until the end, so why not Harrison Ford?

What do you think?

4 thoughts on “Should Indiana Jones 5 be Harrison Ford’s last action film?

      1. Yes, it is hard for me to overstate how big a role Harrison Ford played in my formative movie-watching and culture-consuming years (though I try in one of my blog posts!) but those movies just aren’t the same when they make them so far removed from their original contexts. I think the only way to make it successful is to make it like a self-aware reboot kind of thing, like with the new Star Wars movies. But I don’t know if that would work with Indy. Star Wars is a world and an extended ensemble. Indy is pretty much, by definition, a one-man show.

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