Thursday, May 29, 2008


Danny Glover had it right in Lethal Weapon when he said, "I'm getting too old for this shit!" It just might be time for Indiana to consider Danny's fecal wisdom.

Now I'm fully aware that "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" – starring Harrison Ford and produced and directed by 2 other guys in their 60s -- was a box office smash, selling over $150 million worth of tickets in 5 days.

But Indy, now 65 years old, had 19 years to rest up and get ready for those death-defying stunts and months of emotional explosions.

In another 19 years (if film history is any indication) the next Indiana Jones movie will be released. Harrison will be 84. And I doubt that Lucas and Spielberg will still be up for a daily barrage of widespread pandemonium.

Besides, there's something terribly inappropriate for an 84-year-old to be leaping and fighting and dodging avalanching boulders while murderous evildoers are bent on crushing him into dust before the 2-hour film has run its frenzied course.

This kind of ordeal can be taxing on a man who's already been receiving AARP Magazine for the last 15 years. Indy, it's time to hand in you bullwhip. Better yet, use it to snap the heads off those damn daisies on your lawn.



Neil (aka Uncle Neil [aka Man from Uncle]) said...

This time I got to humbly disagree, Mr. T. You're missing a number of "golden" (pun intended) opportunities that await an 84-year-old Indy. Imagine him using his sword in a cane fight. Or fending off bad guys with his walker.

Just a thought.


CreateEvity said...

thank g-d for the stunt men and special effects....

daylia-d'vora said...

dear mr thistle,
at 84 it could be a comedy,
indiana jones and the golden cammode

see indy find his fortune in his newest film "temple of flush"

more angry rants, mr thistle!!!!