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I'm not sold on the idea of Chris Pratt as Indy. I like him, but he just seems wrong for the role to me.TomH1138 said:I still don't want Chris Pratt, but there's been so much buzz now, I think it's going to happen.
What about "The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn"? I thought that one turned out very well.[Spielberg has lost his drive for doing lighthearted fantasy adventures.
hbenthow said:I'm not sold on the idea of Chris Pratt as Indy. I like him, but he just seems wrong for the role to me.
hbenthow said:What about "The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn"? I thought that one turned out very well.
One thing in particular that MovieBob overlooked is that a notable reason, most likely the main reason, that European explorers saw the ruins as "lost cities" is because they were uninhabited ruins. Had they been well-maintained cities populated by Africans, they would have thought differently. The fact is that for whatever reason, these cities were abandoned and ruined, while the then-present African natives lived in much less advanced abodes and showed no signs of the architectural know-how needed to build such cities. The most obvious inference that European explorers could make when coming upon such a ruined city is that it was either built by an entirely different civilization than those currently occupying the area, or, in the words of Carl Denham in "King Kong", "it was "built so long ago that the people who live there have slipped back, forgotten the higher civilization that built it".hebrides said:Interesting commentary that takes me back to my undergrad days as an archaeology major. As with most things, it's a bit more complicated than he is setting out, but he does make good points, particularly about Haggard (though it also has to be said that Haggard made an attempt -- not much of one to our modern eyes, but an attempt nonetheless that was unusual for its time -- to humanize the Africans in his novels through Quatermain's relatively enlightened view of them and through the character of Umbopa).
Imitating someone is one thing and acting while imitating someone is another. So, until "Age of Adaline" is released, we won't know for certain how good Anthony Ingruber is at simultaneously acting and impersonating Harrison Ford. But if he winds up knocking it out of the park, they should strongly consider casting him as a young Indiana Jones and/or Han Solo.2. The director for The Age of Adaline posted this photo comparison to his Instagram page. I saw it on Ingruber's FB timeline and felt I had to share (yes, that's a pre-scar HF on the right):
And hang on -- hadn't noticed this particular detail before, but Ingruber on the left has an HF scar added!