Last week I told you how Shia LaBeouf admitted that Transformers II was a major flop – a decision I highly applauded – but now the actor is opening up about another film of his that he feels wasn’t quite up to scratch. The 24-year old is now expressed his dislike towards the Indiana Jones sequel. I’m not too sure if agree with him publically expressing his disapproval of this particular project, even if it was a flop. Yes I cheered him on the first time for his honest approach with Transformers, but everything should b done within reason.
Here’s what he said:
“I feel like I dropped the ball on the legacy that people loved and cherished. If I was going to do it twice, my career was over. So this was fight-or-flight for me. You get to monkey-swinging and things like that and you can blame it on the writer and you can blame it on Steven [Spielberg, who directed]. 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. Simple. 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 LaBeouf] had major discussions. He wasn’t happy with it either. Look, the movie could have been updated. There was a reason it wasn’t universally accepted. We need to be able to satiate the appetite. I think we just misinterpreted what we were trying to satiate. I’ll probably get a call. But he needs to hear this. I love him. I love Steven. 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. I think he’s a genius, and he’s given me my whole life. He’s done so much great work that there’s no need for him to feel vulnerable about one film. But when you drop the ball, you drop the ball.”
Criticizing Steven Spielberg is a risqué thing to do, even if it is constructive criticism. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.