Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull wasn't exactly what we'd call the most well-received film in cinematic history. Recently, Shia LaBeouf admitted that the film wasn't the best. Harrison Ford thinks that makes LaBeouf a '@#$!-ing idiot.' Let's go to the tale of the tape to sort this out.
Back in May, LaBeouf said of the film, "I feel like I dropped the ball on the legacy that people loved and cherished. I have a relationship with Steven [Spielberg] that supersedes our business work. And believe me, I talk to him often enough to know that I'm not out of line. And I would never disrespect the man. But when you drop the ball you drop the ball. You get to monkey-swinging and things like that and you can blame it on the writer and you can blame it on Steven. But the actor's job is to make it come alive and make it work, and I couldn't do it. So that's my fault."
Recently, while talking with Details, Harrison Ford responded to these comments by saying, "I think he was a @#$!-ing idiot. As an actor, I think it's my obligation to support the film without making a complete ass of myself. Shia is ambitious, attentive, and talented—and he's learning how to deal with a situation which is very unique and difficult."
It seems like Ford is of the opinion that, even if you feel that a film you were involved with has failed, it's best to keep it to yourself. Meanwhile, LaBeouf is ready to accept his part in what he felt was a misfire. The question is—who's right here? Is it best to keep your mouth shut or is it more professional in this situation to own up?
Or is this is all just a way to drum up business for both Transformers and Cowboys & Aliens?
What do you think?