Spielberg Blames Lucas for “Crystal Skull”?

I’m well aware I’m the only person who actually enjoyed “Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull”, but, hell, it was fun, and even if it’s the worst Indy movie, it’s still better than anything that’s had “Star Wars” slapped on it in the last twenty years.

That said, if you hate the aliens in the movie? Spielberg’s with you:

I sympathise with people who didn’t like the MacGuffin because I never liked the MacGuffin. George and I had big arguments about the MacGuffin. I didn’t want these things to be either aliens or inter-dimensional beings. But I am loyal to my best friend. When he writes a story he believes in—even if I don’t believe in it—I’m going to shoot the movie the way George envisaged it. I’ll add my own touches, I’ll bring my own cast in, I’ll shoot the way I want to shoot it, but I will always defer to George as the storyteller of the Indy series.

Left out of the interview was, presumably, “and you’d think he’d give a little after Frank and I came in to save his ass with that third prequel, but whatever.”

[ via the precious skulls at Blastr ]