Say what you want about the new Indiana Jones installment, film critics. Harrison Ford won’t be reading any of it!
The again action star, who will reprise his whip-wielding archeological icon in next week’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, is shunning all reviews of the movie because it’s the public’s opinion that matters to him.
"It’s the people who pay to get in, and whether they are getting satisfaction for their dollars spent," Harrison says. "I suppose it would be interesting, but I don’t read reviews."
The fact that the Steven Spielberg-directed vehicle – the fourth in the series – has garnered a mostly positive response since the premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last week doesn’t change the 65-year-old’s stance.
"I don’t want to believe the bad stuff and I don’t want to believe the good stuff,” he says. “It doesn’t really matter."
Knowing how nitpicky Cannes critics can be, Harrison says he doesn’t have much to complain about since “they can kick your butt here if they’re not happy.” Therefore, the favorable response is "pretty good."
While Harrison pays no attention to the reviews, one person who definitely was waiting on pins and needles for them was Steven himself, though, co-star Cate Blanchett says.
"Steven was wanting to throw up before he went into the press conference he was so nervous about the response," she says. "And I think it’s because he cares."
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull opens May 22.