Shia not satisfied with Indiana 4?
Published 17/05/2010 | 16:01
Shia LaBeouf has reportedly said Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull did not live up to the legacy of the previous films.
The 23-year-old Wall Street 2 star appeared alongside Harrison Ford in the fourth instalment of the adventure franchise, directed by Steven Spielberg in 2008.
But according to the LA Times, Shia told reporters at the Cannes Film Festival "I feel like I dropped the ball on the legacy that people loved and cherished", explaining that this made him think harder about agreeing to appear in the Wall Street sequel.
He said: "If I was going to do it twice, my career was over. So this was fight-or-flight for me."
Shia, who last week told a press conference he wanted Transformers 3 to be better, because he felt on the second movie "we got lost", went on with his criticism of Indiana 4.
He said: "I have a relationship with Steven that supersedes our business work. And believe me, I talk to him often enough to know that I'm not out of line. And I would never disrespect the man. But when you drop the ball you drop the ball.
"You get to monkey-swinging and things like that and you can blame it on the writer and you can blame it on Steven. But the actor's job is to make it come alive and make it work, and I couldn't do it. So that's my fault.
"I think the audience is pretty intelligent. I think they know when you've made... And I think if you don't acknowledge it, then why do they trust you the next time you're promoting a movie?
"We [Harrison Ford and Shia] had major discussions. He wasn't happy with it either."