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Opening Arguments

Make believe

So that's why we like Indiana Jones -- he's just like us:

It's been 19 years since Indy literally rode off into the sunset in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," but like Marion, could anyone doubt that the world's most famous tomb raider would come back into our lives one day?

For 27 years, Indy has stood as one of cinema's ultimate Everyman heroes, a poster boy for the idea that there are some good men you can never, ever keep down.

"He's a real guy. He's just like us," said George Lucas, who dreamed up the character and re-teams with director Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford as Indy for "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," due out May 22. 

"He makes lots of mistakes," Lucas said. "He kind of goofs up. He has the same kind of thinking that we have. He's beat up all the time. It's like he's not a superhero. He's just an average Joe that's always in over his head that somehow seems to get through it."

Wow. An average Joe and a real guy. Can he do a shot and a beer? Does he bowl? Indiana Jones for president!


Bob G.
Tue, 05/06/2008 - 8:42am

A bullwhip, a fedora, and a .38...what a way to address Congress and the Senate!!!