When “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” hit theaters last year, there was one person very clearly absent from the film.
Sure, George Lucas was able to bring back Harrison Ford to play the whip-slinging, womanizing archaeologist. He was even able to find a place for Indy’s old flame, Marion Ravenswood, played by Karen Allen. And yes, Lucas even brought in some new blood, with Cate Blanchett as a cold-blooded Soviet and Shia LaBeouf as Indy’s sassy son, Mutt.
But Lucas wasn’t able to get Sir Sean Connery to reprise his role as Indy’s dad, Henry Jones Sr. So, Lucas killed him off and has Indy mention it somewhere along the way in “Crystal Skull.”
Connery reportedly didn’t come back because he enjoyed being retired. Who can blame him? And, given that he is retired, he had just enough time to check out “Crystal Skull.” When MTV News caught up with him Monday night in New York, we just had to know what he thought of franchise’s newest installation.
“Did I see the latest? Yes, I did,” he said, adding, “I thought it was rather good.” But the screen legend did have one criticism of the film: “Rather long.”