INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY trailer & poster – Harrison Ford is back in action

INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY trailer & poster – Harrison Ford is back in action

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I’m probably among the world’s biggest Indiana Jones fans, as many of my friends well know. I own two custom made jackets hand made for me by the same woman who tailored Harrison Ford’s on screen jackets for the original trilogy. I have every movie poster produced for the franchise, every video game, action figures, you name it… and yes, a fedora. But like many, I wasn’t terribly thrilled with INDIANA JONES AND KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (my God that’s a long title), and it left me wondering if maybe they should have left a good thing alone. Well, for better or worse, we’re not getting INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY, which bring Harrison Ford back to the roles of Dr. Henry Jones Jr. one more time, joined by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Shaunette Renee Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Oliver Richters, Ethann Isidore and Mads Mikkelsen. Watching the first official trailer, I’m not sure what to think. I like seeing Harrison as Indy again, but this almost looks overly polished, like I’m watching a video game. There’s also evident in the trailer some pretty heavy CGI, including de-aging of Ford for flashback scenes. It doesn’t look bad, but I think it takes away from some of the classic cinematic charm of the originals. This is directed by James Mangold, who helmed LOGAN and FORD v FERRARI, and I have a LOT of faith in him, so hopefully he’ll find some magic here. Take a look for yourself and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Harrison Ford returns as the legendary hero archaeologist in the highly anticipated fifth installment of the iconic “Indiana Jones” franchise, which is directed by James Mangold (“Ford v Ferrari,” “Logan”). Starring along with Ford are Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”), Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”), John Rhys-Davies (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”), Shaunette Renee Wilson (“Black Panther”), Thomas Kretschmann (“Das Boot”), Toby Jones (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”), Boyd Holbrook (“Logan”), Oliver Richters (“Black Widow”), Ethann Isidore (“Mortel”) and Mads Mikkelsen (“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”). Directed by James Mangold, the film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel, with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers. John Williams, who has scored each Indy adventure since the original “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 1981, is once again composing the score.


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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.