Hollywood’s not known for restraint. They like big budgets, big paydays and like to eat a species of shrimp even larger than Jumbo. But finally, someone is showing some backbone by not rehashing an old franchise for the easy money.
Clint Eastwood told Empire’s Chris Hewitt that he won’t be making any more Dirty Harry movies. He’ll stay, thankfully, buried in the celluloid time capsule of the 1970s. One of the reasons? Because Eastwood himself is in his 70s.
Considering the massacre of childhood wonder that George Lucas undertook with The Phantom Menace and its subsequence offspring, and the mixed results of Crystal Skull coming in this week, the decision not to revive an old character makes Clint Eastwood officially smarter than George Lucas.
Although, with Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull tracking the way it is, Lucas may have several millions reasons as to why he’s smarter. However, we here at FSR salute Clint Eastwood and Hollywood for finally doing nothing. We’ll celebrate by watching Magnum Force and The Enforcer. We’ll probably also watch Two Mules for Sister Sara but that’s because we’re suckers for Shirley MacLaine.