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– by Seth McDonald

 

While Harrison Ford has a long list of great characters he has played throughout his career, none of them are more iconic than Han Solo and Indiana Jones. The wise cracking smuggler and the rough and tumble archeologist are legends in the world of cinema and royalty in the world of nerds. While out promoting Blade Runner: 2049, yet another iconic franchise and character for which the actor is famous for, Ford spoke with BUILD Series (via Screen Rant) and explained why franchises such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones are passed down through generations.

“[Blade Runner: 2049] is an adult adventure; Indiana Jones are family kind of films, and one of the great opportunities of my life is that Indiana Jones, Star Wars, stuff like that, gets passed on generationally. And so seeing that – having your father say, ‘Come on, let’s go see this,’ or your mom say… that’s very special. And having new generations come along and it’s reintroduced again, it’s incredible.”

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I think Ford is right, most of the time a deep appreciation for iconic films start early, and It’s much more likely that parents will show their young ones franchises like Star Wars or Indiana JonesSpanning decades, the aforementioned franchises have been shared and enjoyed by generations, and will continue to be cherished for years to come. Films that are aimed at older viewers are also passed down, but films such as these usually aren’t recommended by parents, but by siblings and cousins. I think films like Blade Runner, The Terminator, Aliens, are more of a coming of age type experience, one of the films you were told you were too young to watch, but found a way to watch them anyway.

Who would win in a fight and why, Han Solo or Indiana Jones? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Source: Screen Rant

  • Yerko Vidal Cvitanic

    The truck chase on Raiders of the las ark – EPIC!

    • Moby85

      I loved the use of the World War I era tank. What other film has even used a WW1 tank?

      • Jeremy Alexander

        Probably films that take place in WW1.

  • Kronx

    Han vs. Indy?

    Indy has a whip. Han has a Chewbacca.

    They might throw a fist or two, but I think they’d wind up getting a beer together and impregnating most of the bar.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      But Indy has Sean Connery and Marcus.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    I need help. Is anyone else having any trouble introducing Indiana Jones to the younger kid crowd these days? My nephew is 11 and I’m not sure if he would be into Indy. I know I was younger when I liked Temple of Doom, but I think it was because it had the Asian kid from Goonies.
    I guess all I can do is try.

    • Jeremy Alexander

      No idea how to help. Two of my best friends were married and had their first kids a few years back. They tried to introduce them to Star Wars and Indiana Jones and the kids just couldn’t care less. That blows my mind and it’s not like they were into videogames, or other movies yet, they just didn’t give af. Star Wars and Indiana Jones blew my mind when I was a kid and had a huge effect on me growing up, I can’t imagine being indifferent to it, but people like what they like I guess. Those people are wrong and somethings wrong with them of course, but still.

  • Moby85

    Weird seeing Ford introspective about his characters like that. He’s extremely down to Earth and not prone to even basic appreciation of nostalgia. Whether it’s money or…Ok fine, it’s probably just money, being thrown at him that’s got him coming back to his iconic roles. It’s fun. He was good in episode 7, by all accounts he’ll be fine in Blade Runner 2049, and hopefully in Indy 5 he rights the wrongs of Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls.

    • Jeremy Alexander

      I think the Star Wars celebrations he attended with all of the parents that grew up watching Star Wars bringing their kids in their cute costumes had to have an effect, even on a guy like Ford. He’s getting to the end of his life and to see that what he’s done will carry on and give so many people joy long after he’s gone must be something that touched him I would think.

  • jonathing

    han would shoot first