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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL

The Abridged Script

FADE IN:

EXT. NEVADA DESERT

PRODUCER FRANK MARSHALL immediately proves his commitment to using CGI "only when necessary" by featuring completely necessary CGI prairie dogs in the first shot of the movie.

A bunch of cars drive through the DESERT to AREA 51. HARRISON FORD'S SHADOW, then HARRISON FORD'S SHOE, then HARRISON FORD'S ARM, then HARRISON FORD'S HAT and finally HARRISON FUCKING FORD are eventually revealed.

HARRISON FORD

Alright folks, let's get this show on the road. I want to make it to Country Buffet by four.

CATE BLANCHETT

Pryvet, Harrison. I am evil Soviet. You vill help me find Moose and Squirrel, yes?

HARRISON FORD

Holy Christ, you're not going to talk like that the whole movie are you?

CATE BLANCHETT

Da. You vill help locate MacKuffin now.

HARRISON FORD

Fine. The thing you're looking for is super magnetic, so if we just throw this gunpowder into the air it will lead us to the MacGuffin.

RAY WINSTONE

Nineteen years to write this movie and that's how it's going to start? Really? I think I'm going to write myself out of this movie as much as possible by revealing myself to be a double agent.

RAY turns on HARRISON. CATE escapes with the MACGUFFIN and HARRISON gets away, only to find himself in the middle of a NUCLEAR TEST SITE that is apparently located within walking distance of AREA 51.

HARRISON FORD

Holy shit, a nuclear bomb! I'll hide in this lead-lined fridge to protect myself from the radiation that will permeate the area shortly after the ten-million degree heat generated by the blast is done obliterating every single object in a 5 mile radius!

Somehow, this WORKS. HARRISON FORD emerges from the fridge with his face covered in black soot, holding a sign that reads "ouch."

INT. MARSHALL COLLEGE

HARRISON teaches his film class entitled "How To Ruin Millions Of Childhoods In 2 Hours" when he is interrupted by the DEAN, JIM BROADBENT.

JIM BROADBENT

Sorry Harrison, I have to let you go. The government thinks you might be a Soviet. Apparently someone rented "K-19: The Widowmaker" and panicked.

HARRISON FORD

Bullshit, nobody saw that movie.

HARRISON packs up props from the prior films, but is interrupted by SHIA LABEOUF.

SHIA LABEOUF

Hey, my mother and John Hurt have been kidnapped. My mom said you'd help me because every great adventure film needs an insufferable douchebag sidekick.

HARRISON FORD

Your mom knew me? Well it seems painfully obvious that you're going to turn out to be my son, then.

SHIA LABEOUF

And yet, that's going to be mentioned later in the movie as though it's some kind of shocking revelation.

Suddenly, more CARTOONY SOVIETS show up and try to kidnap SHIA and HARRISON.

SHIA LABEOUF

Shit, they have guns. What do we do?

HARRISON FORD

Just wait until the movie gets re-released in a few years and they'll be replaced with walkie-talkies.

SHIA and HARRISON escape on a motorcycle. Crazy stunts are performed in order to evade the SOVIETS.

SHIA LABEOUF

Are we really expecting audiences to put up with this? We're violating like ten thousand laws of physics here.

HARRISON FORD

Are you joking, kid? That makes this the most realistic action scene in the movie.

EXT. SOUTH AMERICA

SHIA and HARRISON go to SOUTH AMERICA to look for the next CLUE. SHIA flips his knife around in his hand trying to look badass, but actually grabs it by the blade. Twice. Seriously.

HARRISON FORD

Alright, the walkthrough for the movie says that our next clue is in a spooky graveyard. We should probably save our game here.

SHIA LABEOUF

Pick up MAP. Use MAP on HARRISON FORD. Walk To TOMB.

They travel to an underground tomb and find a CRYSTAL MACGUFFIN using its super-powerful magnetic properties.

SHIA LABEOUF

That crystal skull looks like an alien head. And the Soviets were looking for an alien corpse stored in Area 51. Golly, there sure is a lot of alien stuff.

HARRISON FORD

If you're trying to mentally ready the audience for the ending, don't bother. I've read through the script, nothing can prepare moviegoers for what happens at the end.

Suddenly, SOVIETS show up and kidnap SHIA and HARRISON. They bring them back to their camp, where HARRISON finds JOHN HURT and KAREN ALLEN. CATE BLANCHETT embarrasses herself some more and eventually they all travel into the AMAZON FOREST.

HARRISON FORD

What are we doing in the Amazon?

KAREN ALLEN

Cate wants to return the Crystal MacGuffin to the ancient City of Gold.

HARRISON FORD

City of Gold? Isn't that what Nicolas Cage was looking for in National Treasure 2? Are we seriously getting the plot for our shitty sequel to Indiana Jones by ripping off the plot of a shitty sequel to a shitty knock-off of Indiana Jones? I feel like that should unravel the space-time continuum or something.

A caravan of vehicles, led by a giant tree-cutting machine, travels deep into the AMAZON FOREST. HARRISON uses a CHEAT CODE to spawn a ROCKET LAUNCHER, then uses it to blow up the tree-cutting machine.

SHIA LABEOUF

I'm pretty sure the audience came here to see more Shia LaBeouf, so I'm going to fence Cate Blanchett in front of an obvious green screen.

HARRISON FORD

Wait, what are they chasing us through? Are there roads in the middle of the jungle? Why the hell did we bother showing that tree-cutting thing if we were just going to contradict the very thing it was trying to establish?

KAREN ALLEN

That's what's so great about this movie - we can just do whatever the hell we want, because even glaringly obvious flaws like that are dwarfed by the sheer magnitude of failure that is the rest of the movie.

To illustrate this, SHIA LEBEOUF flies up into the FUCKING JUNGLE and swings like FUCKING TARZAN along the FUCKING VINES with a FUCKING ARMY of CGI FUCKING MONKEYS. That actually FUCKING HAPPENS.

Everyone eventually winds up in the CITY OF GOLD.

INT. CITY OF GOLD

HARRISON solves a few simple puzzles and gains access to the CITY. Some natives show up and attack, but are quickly dispatched, making the AUDIENCE wonder why they were introduced at all.

HARRISON FORD

Alright, the aliens or whatever want me to return the crystal to some ridiculous alien throne room.

CATE BLANCHETT

Not zo fast. I vill return skull instead.

HARRISON FORD

Shouldn't it have been taken as an indicator of a writing problem when the good guy and the bad guy in a movie have the exact same goal?

CATE takes the skull and places it on a THRONE. It then turns into an ACTUAL ALIEN and makes her head explode. The ALIENS pile into a GIANT UFO and fly off into SPACE.

HARRISON FORD

Wow. Considering that the first movie revolved around a magical box made by God that melts faces when opened, it's really astonishing that this movie managed to be so incredibly stupid by comparison.

JOHN HURT

I can't believe that the crystal skull wanted you to return it to the city just so that aliens could have blown your head up. Those aliens are total assholes.

SHIA LABEOUF

Seriously, what kind of jerks would intentionally trick people into thinking they were going to get something awesome, but then give them something so awful it makes their brains melt instead?

GEORGE LUCAS AND STEVEN SPIELBERG

Rich jerks! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

END