Steven Spielberg accepts the blame for "nuking the fridge"

Says Harrison Ford was against the idea

Steven Spielberg has spoken out about the infamous fridge sequence in Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, holidng his hands up and accepting responsibility for the controversial scene.

Speaking at a special screening of Raiders Of The Lost Ark in LA, Spielberg acknowledged the widespread hate for that particular scene, and admitted it was entirely his idea.

"I know in Indy 4, you didn’t buy the refrigerator and the atomic bomb," began Spielberg. "I know! I know! But we tried. We tried! I was pushing the envelope...

"By the way, I take full responsibility for that," he continues. "That was completely my idea. Even Harrison said to me, ‘nobody is going to buy this!’"

With George Lucas having previously accepted responsibility for the scene, we don't really know what to think. What we would say is that it seems unlikely that Spielberg will be introducing any special screenings of Crystal Skull any time soon...

Are you a Crystal Skull apologist? Tell us why, below!


    • Ali1748

      Oct 24th 2013, 9:07

      It's ok Steven you don't need to apologize I blame George for most of that movie. Shia swinging with monkeys....nuff said.

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    • Dazman1975

      Oct 24th 2013, 9:55

      So which one of them will take responsibility for the rest of that god dam film! even now I still can’t bring myself to re-watch it, its such garbage that even the other 3 which are by far and away the best trilogy ever made its still been diminished by that tripe!

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    • 2Dglasses

      Oct 24th 2013, 10:13

      And the irony is even a throwaway line about it being an emergency bomb proof shelter disguised as a fridge might have saved that one moment, at least until the monkey scene or the waterfall scene, or any scene with shia laboeuf or cate bland s^%t

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Oct 24th 2013, 11:43

      Really? This average scene in this average film still bothers you? Why?

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    • FBJSchjelderu

      Oct 24th 2013, 11:45

      Apologist? No. I like Crystal Skull, I think it's a great Indy flick. Sure, it has its weak moments, (Shia Leb***h being the biggest of them), but other than that, it's right up there with the rest of the Indy movies. If I were to place them in any kinda of order, I'd say it's #3, (with Raiders being #1, Last Crusade #2, and Temple of Doom #4).

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    • Jareth64

      Oct 24th 2013, 12:14

      These sad acts who freak out about the Crystal Skull... it's a film. It's a f*****g film. It's entertainment. Do you watch Star Wars saying, "This s**t ain't real, yo!"? Of course not. CS isn't the best Indy film but it's perfectly acceptable. These f*****g caustic t***s and their pedantic b******t p**s me off.

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    • HughFran

      Oct 24th 2013, 13:52

      No offence Jareth64 but you p**s nearly everybody off with your habit of running others down that have opinions that differ from you. Your posts always end with you shouting and screaming at others

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    • ilikescifi

      Oct 24th 2013, 14:15

      I actually liked that scene as I took it as pure satire. Seeing the alien 'come to life' at the end was what ruined it for me. But anyway, the initial news of the sequel, the rumours, the anticipation, the fact they even made this film, the casting, and the discussion that followed, basically everything BUT the actual movie was the most fun part of IJ4. Anticipointment!

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    • matthewjensen

      Oct 24th 2013, 15:02

      Sure it was not the greatest film ever, it wasn't even the greatest Harrison Ford film since the original trilogy, but it brought back Indi, it made me feel like a 10 year old again, and that's irreplaceable. Weak points Inconsistent magnetism in the warehouse sequence (my least favourite part) That fridge scene (I thought it was funny) Shia Laboef - really, that guy? The ants "I vont to knowwww" Terrible Eastern European accent Strong points The music Harrison ford in a hat Lots of fighting in cars "Your'e a school teacher?" "Part time"

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    • FBPBoland

      Oct 24th 2013, 16:13

      FBJSchjelderu, you've got to be kidding? Crystal Skull is not even in the same league as Temple of Doom and t's insane to even put it 3rd in the order. In fact Crystal Skull is so bad it would be in fifth place behind King Solomon's Mines and that wasn't even an Indiana Jones film.

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      Oct 24th 2013, 16:35

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 24th 2013, 18:32

      I blame Lucas for most of the movie, after all it was George who shot down Frank Darabont's original script.

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    • veers

      Oct 24th 2013, 20:17

      2Dglasses, you obviously need to watch more Cate Blanchett movies, as she is probably the most talented actress in ...Crystal Skull. Do keep your personal, non-objective dislike of her to yourself.

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    • TheDRQ

      Oct 24th 2013, 22:46

      I'll never say Crystal Skull was a fantastic film; but I really enjoyed it. And were any of the scene more silly than Temple's falling out of a plane with an inflatable lifeboat??? No, they weren't.

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    • TheDRQ

      Oct 24th 2013, 22:48

      to clarify, I can buy a metal box (fridge) being blown through the sky a lot easier then I can buy surviving a 100 foot drop only to be cushioned by a thin piece of rubber.

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