Steven Spielberg Admits the ‘Best Thing’ to Come from ‘Indiana Jones 4’

Steven Spielberg isn’t ordinarily a sequel guy. Even with all the demand, Spielberg even rejected the notion of a sequel to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. However, Indiana Jones is a special case. With the exception of 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the Indy films are the only sequels he’s ever made. But even he admits the movie itself isn’t the best thing to come from 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Steven Spielberg wears a hat and smiles

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‘Indiana Jones 4’ was poorly received by many fans in 2008

1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark proved to be such a phenomenon that Spielberg and producer George Lucas knew they’d found something special. So the duo reunited with Harrison Ford for two more adventures that decade. 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom received mixed reactions from fans and critics. But 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade proved to be a return to form and a fitting finale for the series.