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I'm sorry but Shia LaBeouf DOES not belong in an Indiana Jones film.

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by starwarsagent, Aug 20, 2007.

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  1. starwarsagent

    starwarsagent Jedi Youngling star 5

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    I have no idea whatsoever how he made it in this film. but watching the video from the comic con, I think Steven has been surrounded by yes-men and kids that loved transformers. He said, he took a big risk to puttin' him in transformers..just because the movie was a success had nothing to do with his acting..his acting is inferior and not for an IJ film. would you all agree he seems out of place?
     
  2. DarthLowBudget

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Master star 5

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    He was cast in IJ4 before Transformers became successful, so it's not like he was cast because of that. Spielberg must obviously see some talent in him if he put him in this movie.
     
  3. Gobi-1

    Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Shia was the best thing about Transformers. He grounded the film and created a likable character you could relate too. If he's a good im Indy 4 as he is in Transformers we're in for a good time.
     
  4. WookieeWarrior9

    WookieeWarrior9 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Yeah, he did a solid job in Transformers. I say "solid" because it's hard to take the spotlight from robots that are the size of a building.
     
  5. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Agreed with everything that was said above. Shia was definitely the highlight(in terms of the human actors) of Transformers and he really managed to bring his performance home. I must admit, though, I was a bit skeptical about him being in Indy IV, but after seeing him in Transformers, my doubts were put to rest. I think he's going to fit well into the Indy family.
     
  6. JohnWesleyDowney

    JohnWesleyDowney Jedi Master star 5

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    Shia was awesome in Disturbia.

     
  7. starwarsagent

    starwarsagent Jedi Youngling star 5

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    I didn't like Transformers.
     
  8. Son-Of-Suns

    Son-Of-Suns Jedi Master star 4

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    Way to totally shoot over everyone else's posts.
     
  9. starwarsagent

    starwarsagent Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Well, he's fine in transformers..he can stay there..but in Indiana Jones? I mean is Steven turning nuts? I was afraid everyone was going to bring up that horrid transformers.
     
  10. kingthlayer

    kingthlayer Jedi Master star 4

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    Sorry starwarsagent, but this is way better than having a little kid in the film. I'm honestly relieved its Shia LaBeouf, it could've been much worse.

     
  11. Emp

    Emp Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Yep, they could have cast starwarsagent!

    :D
     
  12. JohnWesleyDowney

    JohnWesleyDowney Jedi Master star 5

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    I agree with the subconscious intention in the typography of the title of the
    thread. It stands out loud and clear. "Shia LaBeouf DOES not belong in an Indiana Jones film." The emphasis is on "DOES" and not "not." [face_thinking] Interesting.
    Yeah, Shia DOES belong in the film. :cool:
     
  13. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Shia can't be worse than Short Round, so I think we can all sleep peacefully on Spielberg's choice.
     
  14. jacemathem

    jacemathem Jedi Master star 5

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    Holy hell... you did NOT just say Shia is better than Short Round...
     
  15. StarDude

    StarDude Jedi Knight star 5

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    Shia > Short Round.
     
  16. LordSilvertouch

    LordSilvertouch Jedi Master star 4

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    And thus we reach the crux of the thread.

    I don't like Transformers + Shia was in Transformers = Shia bad.

    Shia bad + Shia in Indy = ZOMG!1

    I'd give him a break. I didn't even watch Transformers, but I think Shia is looking good and what I've seen of him so far is impressive. This kind of irrelevant, illogical thinking is what gives fanboys a bad name.
     
  17. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Shia > Short Round.

    Win.
     
  18. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You're comparing an actor with a character?
     
  19. Gobi-1

    Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Here's an offbeat idea. Why don't we wait for the film to come out then make a decision about Shia based on his performance in the actual film? I can't help but recall all the Daniel Craig naysayers having to eat crow when he blew everybody away with his performance as James Bond in Casino Royale. Don't pass judgement until you have something to judge.
     
  20. Darthsuggs

    Darthsuggs Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah...one day they'd sayhe is too rough, the next day too sissy. It was rather dumb.
     
  21. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    It's easier to say Short Round than Ke Huy or whatever his name was.
     
  22. starwarsagent

    starwarsagent Jedi Youngling star 5

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    that's a good idea, but nowadays, I know if the movie is going to suck just by looking at the production diaries and spoliers. I knew Shiaf was going to be a horrid actor in transformers and I was right, one year before the movie came out. So you don't have to wait that long..and when I do see the trailer, then I will make my mind 100%..but you know very well, what actors are going to suck in a movie, just by looking at the cast. in preproduction.
     
  23. Son-Of-Suns

    Son-Of-Suns Jedi Master star 4

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    That's it right there folks, swa is a follower of the "judging book by its cover" philosophy.
     
  24. Jedi_Reject_Jesse

    Jedi_Reject_Jesse Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    You dare to insult the BOOFinator???????
     
  25. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/your_jedi_council_community/b10008/27332720/p2]here[/link]
    Just some perspective...
     
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