Indiana Jones Community Discussion (SPOILERS)
So by now, everyone knows what the MacGuffin is for the next Indy film. If you don’t, and you don’t want to, don’t continue reading.
The eponymous crystal skulls of the next film aren’t mystical artifacts, per se, but fossils. They are the missing skulls of aliens that crashed on Earth. This was confirmed by the photo of the Japanese cell phone straps (which apparently sent Spielberg into a tizzy), and last week at Toy Fair, where Hasbro showed off a play set featuring a flying saucer with crystal skeletons.
The question is: does this work for you?
Lucas said that it took years to sell this plot device to Spielberg and Ford, and maybe we can understand why. Many of the fans I’ve talked to have had a hard time swallowing it, too. Is it because that the “ground rules” established by the earlier films, featuring things like Nazi-melting religious artifacts, grounds these stories firmly in the realm of fantasy, rather than the world of science fiction?