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

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  1. starwarsagent Jedi Youngling

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Manager Emeritus

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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 Jedi Knight

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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 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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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 Force Ghost

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    Shia was awesome in Disturbia.

  7. starwarsagent Jedi Youngling

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

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

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Knight

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    Yep, they could have cast starwarsagent!

    :D
  12. JohnWesleyDowney Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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

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  16. LordSilvertouch Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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    Shia > Short Round.

    Win.
  18. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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

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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 Force Ghost

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

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

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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 Jedi Master

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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 Force Ghost

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

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    here
    Just some perspective...
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